Kumasi is revered as the garden city of Ghana with brisk activities dotted across the city. It is normal that visitors get to experience rich cultural activities whenever they visit Kumasi. Tourists can participate in traditional activities such as funerals, festivals and naming ceremonies. Manhyia palace is the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom which also served as the residence of the 13th, 14th Kings of the Ashanti Kingdom as well as the present King Otumfour Osei Tutu II. The palace museum holds numerous historical artefacts, war amulets and others. This package will take you to the Mysterious Okomfo Anokye Sword Site which serves as the symbol of unity of the Ashanti empire. Life at night in Kumasi is a different ball game altogether. What makes the night exclusive is it’s stimulating atmosphere. A visit to one of the foremost cultural institution in Ghana. The Kumasi Cultural centre will reveal to you top atisans in business of craft such as Kente weaving, wood carving, pottery etc
5 mins After Pickup Time
The Manhyia Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. It is located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region. The first palace is now a museum.
Komfo Anokye Sword Site is situated on the grounds of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital which is seminal in Asante history. A 333 year old sword wedged in the rockface is one of the the centre artefacts and legends of the rich history of the Asante nation. The history of the Asante people is eloquently told by the young curator.
This museum contains a fascinating collection of Ashanti artifacts, including such impressive pieces as the king’s battle dress and heavy gold jewellery. The Asantehene receives homage here on important festival days. Be sure to ask the guide to make the leopard skin drum roar!
The National Cultural Centre is set within peaceful, shaded grounds and includes craft workshops, where you can see brassworking, woodcarving, pottery making, batik cloth dyeing and kente cloth weaving, as well as a gallery and crafts shop.