Kumasi is among the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana and the largest Kingdom in Ghana. It is the second-largest city in Ghana and the capital of the Ashanti Region. Kumasi is also known as the Garden city, due to its beautiful, nature, culture and history. It is also alternatively known as Oseikrom, reference to Osei Tutu the king.
Kumasi is a beautiful city and worth visiting. I’ve visited Kumasi several times and the experience was incredible. Due to that, Mrpocu.xyz has outline 10 best places to visit in Kumasi buy locals.
Listing from their historical sites to the beautiful tourist sites, scroll down to read more.
1.The Manhyia Palace Museum
Kumasi is a land of history and host the biggest kingdom in Ghana. The Manhyia Palace Museum is a historical museum in the Ashanti kingdom. The museum exhibits so many historical items such as royal regalia, photographs, medals, furniture, drums, and palanquins which are over two hundred years. A battle dress that dates back to 1900 and many objects of historical significance. It is another place you can learn more about Ghana’s slavery history.
2.Okomfo Anokye Sword Museum
Okomfo Anokye is the best fetish priest since history, with 333 years old sword wedged in the rockface. The sword museum is one of the center artifacts and legends of the rich history of the Asante nation. Since that no one has ever been able to remove it. Situated on the grounds of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. A tour to the sword site gives one great insight into the beginning of the Ashanti Kingdom. The landmark has been protected for future generations. This site is a historical landmark where the Legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword is cited.
Situated in the Ashanti region of Ghana, Lake Bosomtwe is one of six meteoritic lakes in the world. The southernmost section of the site overlaps the northern section of the Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve. Creating a combination of forest, wetland, and mountain ecosystems. Lake Bosomtwe is the only natural lake in Ghana among the other lakes. You can jump into a canoe and enjoy canoe riding with a local fisherman.
4.Prempeh Jubilee Museum
Guided tours of their exhibits depart from the museum lobby once every half hour. You’re more than welcome to make your tour just the same. Come discover the world of modern art in a clean, comfortable museum setting. It may be small but you will enjoy the experience
5.Kumasi Cultural Center
Located about five minutes’ walk from the Kejetia Market in Kumasi sits the Centre for National Culture. It was built in 1952 as one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first cultural centers. The complex offers visitors to Ghana a good crash course in Ashanti culture.
6.The Kejetia Market
From a drone view, the market looks like an alien mothership landed in the center of the city. The market is the largest open-air market in West Africa. Each day, some of 12,000 stores open for business, selling food, clothing, handmade glass beads, souvenirs, Ashanti sandals, fabric, and things. You wouldn’t even know what you want to buy until you see them. This is the best place to show when you visit Kumasi
7.Kumasi Rattray Park
The Rattray part is the largest and ultra-modern amusement park that Ghana can talk of. The park was constructed by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly in its bid to restore the city as the Garden City of West Africa. It was inaugurated by the Ex-President of Ghana John Mahama and the king of Kumasi, Otumfuo Osei Tutu. It is one of the Instagram-like destinations in Kumasi.
8.The Kumasi Shopping mall
The mall is one of the biggest shopping malls in West Africa and also the first kind in Kumasi. It took 24 months to build and it’s one of the safest places to shop in Kumasi
9.Armed Force Museum
The military Museum is one of the few military museums in Africa. It is located in the Uaddara Barracks in Kumasi. The Prempeh Museum, Kumasi Cultural Centre, Kumasi Zoo, and Kumasi Central market are all within walking distance of the fort.
10.Kwame Nkrumah University.
This is the largest university in the Ashanti Region and also the second popular university in Ghana. The main university campus, which is about seven square miles in area, is about eight miles (13 km) to the east of Kumasi. Its is a big institution you must visit.