"The centre of the Ashanti Kingdom" Top 5 Page for this destination Kumasi by grets
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Kumasi was once the capital city of the Ashanti Kingdom and a beautiful town of whitewashed buildings with thatched roofs. Then came the British. The old city was burnt down in 1873, followed by prolonged fighting between the two sides. Kumasi was annexed to the British Gold Coast colony in 1902.
Today Kumasi is a fast-paced, bustling city with no real historical centre. It is Ghana’s second city with over a million inhabitants.
An enormous sprawling market in the centre of Kumasi, you can’t miss it! You can get all your day-to-day requirements... more travel advice
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