Monday , December 5 2016

5 Must-See Sites in Ghana – “The Gateway to Africa”

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Even though Ghana looks geographically pretty small on the map, there you can find many, many resplendent tourist attractions and incredibly welcoming and warm people. Below are our suggested places you would really like to visit;

1. Accra’s Cape Coast Castle: Amongst many old castles that are lined across Ghana’s Atlantic Coast, Accra’s Cape Coast Castle is one of the most important landmarks you’ll come across in Ghana. It was impressively built in a tip-top shape by the Dutch for the slave-trade and later the British took control of it. Don’t miss out on a tour that will take you through this marvelous museum.

2. Lake Volta: Enjoy a ride down the largest man-made lake in the world. The view en route to Kete-Krachi is excellent and the trip takes about 24 hours one way from Akosombo in the south to Yeji in the north. You will most likely share the passenger boat with some livestock and lots of vegetables while enjoying your favorite water activities. In the Volta region, there are many picturesque and pristine waterfalls. That trip, though, is most appreciated by an adventurous traveler.

3. Elmina and St. George Castle: Elmina is a stunning fishing village located on Ghana’s Cost. Once you get there, a tour in St. George Castle – one of the most famousattractions in Ghana – is a must. St. George Castle was the headquarters of the Dutch for about 250 years. A tour through its dungeons will give you an idea of how dreadful the slave-trade was. Also while you’re there, don’t forget to pay a visit to “Cape Three Point” and its famous lighthouse. It’s a peninsula located on a spot in the sea that’s 0 altitude, 0 longitude, and 0 latitude. Probably that’s the reason it’s called “the land of nowhere”..

4. Kumasi: Kumasi is Ghana’s second largest city and its former capital. The Ashanti are one of the most famous artisans throughout the world. Their wood-carved stools, gold trinkets and jewelry, and their Kente cloth are craftily made. You can see examples at the bustling Kejitia Market and the National Culture Center. You should visit the Manhyia Palace Museum so that you could see how the Ashanti kings used to live. Also the current Ashanti king makes an appearance there and greets the public every 42 days.

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5. The National Museum: This museum wonderfully depicts some historical and cultural facts about Ghana including the slave-trade and Ashanti Kingdom. There you will see a beautiful collection of armors, cloths, stools, and intricate designs that truly portray the Ghanaian culture.

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