History of oppression, survival, and ingenuity. Ghana is one of the most progressive countries in West Africa. Located along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana is recognized globally for its culture, particularly the Kente. Ghana also played a major role during the trans-Atlantic slave trade era. The Ghanaian government has done well in preserving some of these historic monuments and relics. From monuments that are now part of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Ghana has a lot of historic sites that bring up some strong emotions. If you love antiquities, plan to visit historic sites when you visit Ghana.
When we talk of historic places in the world no one can rule out places that are in Ghana. Ghana is one of the Nations that are blessed with many historic and tourism sites. Many of these sites came into existence during the colonial rule and slave marketing era.
Tourist and historic sites such as the Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Manhyira stood are historic sites that are built by Ghana's colonial masters during their activities in the country
All these places have been attracting many tourists and many researchers who want to explore more on these historic sites.
Almost all these places generate revenue to the country and these revenues are adequately used to build this day in Ghana. Their militaristic nature allowed them to control large areas with significant gold
1. The Traditional Buildings of The Asante Kingdom
The Ashanti Kingdom was a great force to reckon with in the 18th century and remains influential to this day in Ghana. Their militaristic nature allowed them to control large areas with significant gold deposits. They ruled a vast area of present-day Ghana before the arrival of the Europeans in 1806. This historic site contains thirteen houses built by the Asante Kingdom. During the European reign, a significant number of Asante buildings were destroyed. However, the surviving buildings are now cultural emblems. In 1980, they were recognized as one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ghana. These buildings consist of clay or mud walls and roofs made from woven palm branches. They have a geometrical design embellished with stylized animal emblems.
2. Jamestown Lighthouse
This historic town, Jamestown, is one of the two oldest districts in Accra. The second is Usshertown. As already had heavy development Jamestown remains useful today as a great fishing harbor. In the area early as the 17th century, Jamestown already had communities. By the end of the 19th century, it is the lighthouse. The original structure is the handiwork of the British as early as 1871. However, the present structure came to be in the 1930s. The Jamestown lighthouse has an imposing height of 28 has witnessed tremendous population growth over time. The most prominent structure of Jamestown meters From the summit, you will get a bird's eye view of the Ussher Fort, the Bukom district, and the James Fort Jamestown is today a popular tourist destination and one of the important historic sites in Ghana.
3. Salaga Slave Market
The name Salaga is a derivation from Salgi", a Dagomba word meaning To get used to a place. In the trans-Atlantic slave trade era, t also served as a route for moving slaves to the coast tor onward Salaga market was an important trading route linking the northern and southern Sahel. Its location in the East Gonja district in strategic making it an important trading route for agricultural products. However from Kumasi. This diffiCult terrain is the reason why the Salaga slave market is one of the historic sites exportation. Series of events led to civil war in 1892. Consequently, this led to the decimation of the population of this area. To reach the Salaga slave market, you will need a ferry through Yeji if coming to Ghana with the least visitors.
4. Kakum National Park
This national park dates back to 1931 but it was not until 1992 that it became a national park. The park covers an area of 357 km sq. The major attraction of this park is the canopy walkway. This is the first of its kind in Africa. It is also one of the only three locations in the continent with a similar walkway of length up to 350 meters. The walkway links six gigantic trees and reaches a height of forty meters above the floor of the forest. Other features of the park include hardwood trees of heights up to 65m, medical plants, and the Sun Bird Trail. The majority of tourists want to have a feel of the walkway. Therefore, if you are planning to visit this park, arrive on time.
5. Cape Coast Castle
This facility is a 15th-century building by the Swedes to facilitate the gold and timber trade. However, was Department began restoration work of the castle in the 1920s. After Ghana's independence in 1957, walls paint a vivid picture of the fortification of the facility. serves as a museum and houses slave-related artifacts and documents. The rusting canons on the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board took over the care of the building. The building now later used as a holding facility for slaves before they were shipped to America. The British Public Works
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