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Asuofua And Asamang Beads Making Asuofua And Asamang Beads Making

Asuofua And Asamang Beads Making is a traditional beadmaking town significant for construction of glass beads in Ashanti Region. This area is found on the south of Kumasi on Beresese Road. Their beads making entails practices and making of great bead techniques entirely with solace in nature aid, creative processes. Read More

The Prempeh II Jubilee Museum The Prempeh II Jubilee Museum

The Prempeh 11 Jubilee Museum contains a fascinating collection of Ashanti artifacts, including such impressive pieces as the king’s battle dress and heavy gold jewelry. The Asantehene receives homage here on important festival days. Museum showcases the history of the Ashanti Kingdom, one of the most powerful and wealthiest kingdom in the continent during its reign in the 18th century. Read More

Atwia Rock Formations Atwia Rock Formations

The Atwia Mountain has a spectacular natural rock formation and attracts several thousands of people in a year. Atwia lies at 40km from Kumasi. If you make the effort to climb to the summit, you will be able to enjoy a splendid view of surrounding areas.

Popular activities to undertake include climbing this beautiful upland. Once you are able to conquer, you will get a beautiful view of Kumasi and the outlying countryside. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will admire the splendid species of birds they can identify. You can as long as you are willing to admire the beauty of your surroundings.

Kumasi Rattray Park Kumasi Rattray Park

Rattray park is a modern-day garden with state-of -the-art recreational facilities and the best of serene natural environment located right in the heart of Kumasi, the “Garden City of West Africa”. The park provides 43,252.18m2 (10.69 acres) of open space located within 2km of the city centre and boasts of an international collection of flora from around the world.

In addition to its purely botanical and floral nature, the park has a huge passive recreation and picnic area and facilities for families, business executives, schools, organized groups and individuals. The park is named after Robert Sutherland Rattray, CBE, known as Captain R. S. Rattray (1881-1938). As an early Africanist and a student of the Ashanti kingdom, he was one of the early writers on Oware and Ashanti Gold weights.

 

The Beautiful Floral Gardens, Dancing Fountain, the JettyOpen Gymnasium, Children playground, Golf Cart, Cafeteria, Wireless Internet Parking Spaces are the features that makes the park so unique.

Kumasi Fort and Military Museum Tours Kumasi Fort and Military Museum Tours

Kumasi Fort and Military Museum displays a collection of war weapons, medals, photographs, anti-aircraft guns and other artifacts from both the British-Ashanti war and World War II. In 1820, Ashanti king Osei Tutu Kwamina built the Kumasi Fort in the likeness of forts built by European merchants in Africa. After being destroyed by the British in 1874, the fort was completely rebuilt in 1897. Then, during World War II, the British government took control of the fort and converted it into a museum.

Guided tours of the museum help bring to life Ghana’s storied military past, with in-depth explanations about the long and not always pleasant relationship between Ghana and Great Britain.

 

Kumasi Mall Gets A Four Premium 3D Cinemas Kumasi Mall Gets A Four Premium 3D Cinemas

Kumasi City Mall will soon open Four premium 3D cinemas. These cinemas are among a few in the world like AMC Dine-In (USA), Odeon Lounge (UK) and Nu Metro (SA).

The cinemas, which had been under construction for a while, will move the movie-going experience up for residents by bringing the best of two worlds – a movie theatre and a restaurant – to patrons.

Housing four different movie halls, the halls are fitted with well-furnished seats and convertible wood dine cartridges that make the watching and dining experience beneficial.The Watch & Dine Cinema, according to owners, will bring superior acoustics, richer imagery and a RealD 3D in all four halls.

Owners are yet to announce the date the cinemas will be opened to the public.

KENTE WEAVING-BONWIRE KENTE WEAVING-BONWIRE

The process of Kente making. It is the official traditional cloth of Ghana.

The seat of the Asantehene (king of the Ashanti kingdom) The seat of the Asantehene (king of the Ashanti kingdom)

The seat of the Asantehene (king of the Ashanti kingdom)

Pottery Making – Pankrono Kumasi Pottery Making – Pankrono Kumasi

Pottery Traditional pottery in Kumasi (Ghana) is simple and functional. Glaze is not common and the color of the pot depends largely on the type of clay used, although some pots are black from the smoke created during firing. Pots are still used to prepare, cook, and store food. Perhaps the most functional is the grinding bowl which is shallow with ridges on the inside. Food is ground with a small wooden pestle. Pots are low fired, therefore fragile, but inexpensive and for sale in every market and often on the roadside. Traditionally pottery is made by women, but many men are contemporary potters with many design departures from the women’s pots Read More

Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

Located 20km on the Kumasi and Accra highway, it is a quiet research showcasing an arboretum, forest hiking trails and a butterfly sanctuary; lodging, guiding and interpretative materials are available. Read More

BOMFOBIRI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY BOMFOBIRI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

The 53 sq. km Sanctuary consisting of remnant semi-deciduous forest and savannah was created in 1975. Read More

Kumasi Kejetia Market Kumasi Kejetia Market

The Kejetia Market is the largest open-air market in West Africa. Read More

Owabi Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary Owabi Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary

Owabi Nature Reserve and bird sanctuary is a unique ecological attraction located in Akropong specifically around the Owabi River. The reserve was created by the British in 1928 when the river was dammed to create a reservoir subsequently leading to a watershed which extended deep into the towns nearby forests. Read More

Puberty Rites Puberty Rites

After the child naming ceremony, puberty rites are the next set of rituals of social status transformation which children undergo in Ghanaian culture. The most well preserved puberty rites are the Dipo (pictured) of the Krobo ethnic group and the Bragoro of the Ashanti’s. Read More

The Story of Kumawu The Story of Kumawu

The ruling Aduana clan members of KUMAWU in Asante preserve their tradition of having migrated to their present abode from Bodomase from Jamase, to Jamase from Abira near Kwaman (kumase), to Abira from Apienyinase (about 22km from Asanse Ahinsan), to Ahinsan from Asumegya, the meeting place of a number of Aduana clan members, comprising the royals of Dormaa, Wam, Kumawu, Boaman, Agogo, Kwaso, Abodom, Apomase, Gyakye and many others.

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