Kumasi Things to Do
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Lake Bosumtwi, situated within an ancient meteorite impact crater, is approximately 8 km across and the only natural lake in Ghana.
The Ashanti consider Bosumtwi a sacred lake. According to traditional belief, the souls of the dead come here to bid farewell to the god Twi. Because of this, it is considered permissible to fish in the lake only from wooden planks.
The Lake Bosumtwi impact crater is 10.5 km in diameter, slightly larger than the present lake, and is estimated to be 1.07 million years old (Pleistocene period).
The crater has been partly eroded, and is situated in dense rainforest, making it difficult to study and confirm its origin by meteorite impact
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kumasi natioanl center containing a small but very interesting museum
several office buildings, souvenir shop and a hall for dance and culture presentations
The Manhyia Palace Museum used to be the residence of Otumfuo Prempeh I and Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, K.B.E. the 13th and 14th Kings of the Asante Nation. The building was put up in 1925 by the British Government for Otumfuo Prempeh I who returned from exile in the Seychelles Islands in 1924, to replace the Asantehene’s Palace at Adum which was destroyed during the Yaa Asantewaa war.
Kumasi Off The Beaten Path
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Komfo Anokye Sword
Just behind the Okomfo Anokye Hospital, one will find the Okomfo Anokye Sword. It is named after a famous traditional priest who, in the 17th century, was said to have conjured the ""Golden Stool"" from the sky. Legend states that as high priest of the Akan kingdoms, he drove his sword into the ground with such force that it has remained there ever since, marking the site of the new imperial city, Kumasi, which unified the Akan kingdoms. The site is revered by all as a sacred shrine.