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  Kejetia Market
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  • Kejetia Market - Kumasi
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The most famous place in Kumasi is its central market, also known as Kejetia Market. It is said to be the biggest market in Africa, and it indeed is huge. It covers a total area of 10 hectares and there are about 10.000 people who work there every day.

A walk over Kejetia Market really is an adventure. Everywhere you hear people shouting, you smell their goods, you see all the colours of the rainbow, and all the time you just have to go with the flow, because thousands of people are walking the same way as you do. You hardly have to to stand still and have a look.

Kejetia Market surprisingly actually has a structure. In one lane you see all the vegetables you can think of, in another lane (several hundreds of metres long) you only find plastic goods, and along the railway that crosses the market in the middle, you see nothing but second hand clothes.

The market really is a must see when you are visiting Ghana. THIS is African culture, this is where you see the real Ghanaians and the real Ghanaian goods. From the sides of the area, you have a great view over the little stalls and their rusty iron roofs. From here too, it is almost the only possibility to take a picture of the spectacle, because nobody allows you to do so inside the market.

There is no way you can plan a walk over the market. You cross it and see where you end up. It is situated in a valley, so whenever you leave the market you have a good view over the city and you can find your way back easily.

Directions: Directly east from the central "Kejetia Circle"

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  • Updated Mar 15, 2007
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