Central Region is the heartbeat of Ghana tourism just for real. The region is blessed with many of the most visited tourist centers in all of the country. There is definitely no shortage of interesting things to do or see here in the region.
Tourists will get to witness more of Ghana’s cultures that may have been otherwise silenced in some other cities. The Central Region will gift you with nice experiences and a clear view of the history of Ghana, marked by castles and forts. Below are the list of 10 beautiful tourist sites to visit in Ghana, Central Region 2021
1. Cape Coast Castle
This castle has survived many gruelling times. It contains evidences of the slave trade periods and it is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites because of its history. This castle has been ruled by many powers since it was built. It was first ruled by the Dutch before the Swede took over and renamed it Fort Carolusburg in 1652. Both local and European powers contested for the ownership of this castle until it was finally captured by the British in 1664 after a four-day battle.
2. Elmina Castle
Elmina is known to be the first point of contact between Europeans and Ghana. The Portuguese adventurer Diego D’Azambuja was the first European to land on the shores of Elmina.
3. Kakum National Park
This tropical rainforest in Ghana is a home to about 40 different mammals like elephants, mona- meercats, civets and buffaloes. There are also about 250 different bird species in this park which makes it a nice spot for birding. Another interesting thing about the park is the 350meter long canopy walkway, hanging about 30meters about the ground.
4. Fort St. Jago
Built about 300 meters from the Elmina Castle, the fort that was initially built to be a chapel was converted to a watch tower which served as a base of attack on the Elmina Castle by the Dutch.
If there is one thing you should never get tired of seeing in Ghana, it is the many beaches that are all around the coastal areas of the country.
6. Posuban Shrines
These shrines are characterized by their colorfulness which have mythical relevances. They are not far away from the Elmina Castle and were owned by the Asafo companies.
7. Assin Manso Slave River
Slaves were brought to this river to have their last bath before being imprisoned in the castles or forts, awaiting their voyage to slavery in other countries.
8. Ampia-Ajumako Culture Museum
Ampia-Ajumako Culture Museum is the one of the new tourist site in the country, It was establish by the retired renowned Methodist Superintendent, RT. Rev. Joseph Yedu from Ampia-Ajumako.
The Museum was establish to help educate and encourage the youth to learn about their past cultural values.
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