Kente weaving in Ghana

The Prempeh II Jubilee Museum

Located in the centre of National Culture grounds, the museum houses a fascinating collection of Ashanti History such as memorabilia of Okomfo Anokye, including the 300 year old antique treasure bag which he forbade anyone to open.

Also on display in this museum of Ashanti Royalty, are artifacts relating to the Ashanti King Prempeh II, including the king's war attire, ceremonial clothing, jewellery, protective amulets, etc.

The Manhyia Palace

This is the official residence of the Ashantehene. Its large compound holds statues of past Kings and Queens of the Ashanti Kingdom. This palace is located just a kilometer from the National Museum and was built in 1926 on the return from exile of the Asantehene Nana Prempeh I. This palace remains in use today and houses an interesting history museum.

The International Stingless Bee Centre (ISBC)

This centre can be seen in Abrafo in the Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira District in the Central Region. The initiative, undertaken by the Department of Entomology and Wildlife of the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, is to train rural farmers to keep stingless bees which are essential in pollination and crop production. The Centre seeks to also develop honey-based medicines and baby colonies for sale and educate the youth on the importance of stingless bees to growth and wealth creation.

Cape Coast Castle

This was the headquarters of the British merchants and the seat of government until 1877. It has now being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses the West African Historical museum where exhibits range from the period to the mid 19th Century. The dark underground dungeons where the slaves were held and the auction halls are places of great importance to most African-Americans because of the nostalgia they evoke.

Kakum National Park

This 375 km square national park comprising of undisturbed virgin rainforest. Walking tours through the forest provide the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies, birds and game. 

Posuban or Asafo Shrines

These shrines are dotted along the coast of Ghana, where Fanti warriors prepared mentally and spiritually before going to war. Several of these colourful shrines, a combination of the symbolic and mythical, can be found in the streets across the bridge in Elmina and not far on foot from the castle. The Asafo companies are militia-like organizations that once had military duties but are now largely ceremonial in nature and undertake community service. Each of the shrines is dedicated to one of the Asafo, expressing the company’s guiding philosophy or proverb and its superiority over rivals.