Makola Market, Accra
It is the most famous open air market located at the Accra Central. The market was recently constructed to replace the old one with the same name. One can obtain beautiful African Textiles, Foodstuffs, traditional Cloths and clothes, shoes, cosmetics, etc. It also houses a bank, restaurants, offices, etc. Because of its central location it enjoys a lot of patronage from residents of Accra and beyond.
A town in Kwabre East District, about 17 miles northeast of Kumasi. It is also well known for the traditional Kente cloth weaving. Although there are a variety of oral histories concerning the origins of Kente Cloth, historians and scholars agree that Kente Cloth production is an extension of centuries of strip-weaving in West Africa.
A crater lake believed to have been created by a fallen meteorite. The sacred lake is located in a crater and ringed by rugged mountains. This picturesque meteorite crater lake is surrounded by dozens of fishing and farming villages. The lake basin is ideal for mountaineering, diving, swimming, fishing, birding, etc.
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
Posuban or Asafo Shrines
Dutch Cemetery In Elmina
The old Dutch Cemetery in Elmina town dates back to 1806. It was constructed on the order of Governor of the Dutch Gold Coast. Up until that date, the Dutch had buried their dead inside or just outside Elmina Castle, but by the beginning of the 19th century, little space was left there, so it was decided to construct a new cemetery in what was known as “the Garden” of Elmina. Ironically, Governor Hoogenboom was also one of the first people to be interred in the cemetery, after he died at the hands of the locals with whom he had a rift.
The Elmina Castle
Aburi Botanical Gardens
The Mognori Eco Village
Which translates as “river bank”, monori is a farming village is relatively close to the south-eastern border of Mole National Park and is rich with the traditions of the Hanga clan. The current
residents are descendants of a Moshi hunter who settled on the Murugu land before the slave raids of the 18th century. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the village, meet families, and learn the process of making shea butter, the daily activities of this community, etc.