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The Ashanti Region is the cultural heartbeat of Ghana. Land of the Golden Stool expressed in the language, passage rites, festivals, cuisine and ordinary day-to-day activities.

Visitors can participate in several traditional events such as funerals, naming ceremonies. Royal Akwasidae held every six weeks at the Royal Palace of the Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The scenic and hilly capital city of Kumasi is a vast tropical rainforest belt. Still forest country, dominated by impressive buttress rooted forest giants, alongside large cocoa farms and picturesque hillside settlements.

Beautiful weather; chilly in the mornings, bright, clear and sunny in the afternoons for most of the year and cool nights provide ideal conditions for visitors to; experience this exciting colourful world of hearty hardworking people.

Ashanti is also home of the most important god mine in Ghana at Obuasi (50km south-west of Kumasi). Surface visits can be arranged, and the town still has air of the gold rush days of the 1890s.

Throughout Ashanti (and especially in Kumasi) you will find welcoming hotels and restaurants, while in the main town’s nightlife and entertainments are first class. Sporting facilities are available in the urban areas, while exciting fishing can be enjoyed in our lakes and rivers.

To discover the traditional heartland of Ghana, a visit to Ashanti is a must..

HOW TO GET TO ASHANTI

Ashanti Region is well connected by road, rail and air. Inter- City/STC and Neoplan buses shuttle hourly between Kumasi and Accra daily. Similarly, other regional capi- tals and major towns can be reached by buses (or trotros) from Kumasi. Situated on the apex of the railway network, the Ghana Railway Corporation operates comfortable passenger trains from Kumasi to Accra and Kumasi to Takoradi.

RESTAURANTS AND LOCAL EATING PLACES

Restaurants and fast food outlets provide both international and Ghanaian dishes. Visitors may sample tasty indigenous Ghanaian meals, Indian or Chinese delicacies as well as continental dishes. Local eating places (or Chop Bars) are found in most parts of the Region.
A variety of options from open-air drinking bars, street side cafes, casinos, to night clubs and theatres are available. Contact the Ghana Tourist Board for a list.

Remember, whenever you choose to visit, you will be greeted with warmth in the word of welcome "AKWAABA"

 

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