Top 5 tourist sites in Kumasi
There are several beautiful tourist attractions in Kumasi which you can visit for recreational activities, just to relax and take some days off work.
Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region, is a large and vibrant city bordered by the central, western, eastern and Brong Ahafo regions. It has great people and culture.
The Kumasi Zoological gardens started operations 1957 and has since been a great place worth visiting. The zoo provides necessary shelters for all endangered species of animals.
The zoo has about 60 kinds of different species of animals including lions, tigers, snakes, buffaloes, chimpanzees, among others.
You can locate the Kumasi Zoo around the Kejetia Bus Terminal near the Kumasi Centre for National Culture.
The Armed Forces Museum
Established in 1953, the Armed Forces Museum is a military history museum located in Kumasi. It has exhibitions concerning the British-Ashanti war. The museum features military equipment, artefacts and other items used during the British Asante war of 1990 as well as the 2nd World War.
KNUST Botanical Gardens
The KNUST Botanical Gardens located on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Campus is one of the go-to places for tourist visiting Kumasi. It houses over 180 species of trees and serves as a site that provides that for scientific research. You can visit this tourist attraction to have a glimpse of the beautiful forest scenery.
You can also arrange events in the KNUST Botanical Gardens by informing authorities who are in charge of the place.
Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary
Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located in Kumasi. It houses several species of butterflies, about 150 species of birds, monkeys and other mammals. It is a 13km2 size sanctuary with an inner sanctuary of about 7km, which surrounds a lake, formed by the Owabi River.
The site also houses different species of trees which makes the place appealing and worth visiting as a tourist. So far, one hundred and ninety species of vascular plants have been identified.
Manhyia Palace Museum
Built in 1925 by the Ashanti King, the Manhyia Palace Museum is a historical museum located in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
It was first built as a private residence for the late Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I. Currently, the Museum provides fair knowledge about the Ashanti culture. It also communicates the riches of the Asante Kingdom to posterity.
You get a tour guide who takes you through all the places in the Museum. If you want to have a fair insight into the Ashanti Kingdom, pay a visit to this Museum.