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Ghana

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

Best Places to Visit in Ghana

1. Accra

At just over two million inhabitants Accra is the largest city in Ghana.

This capital city is full of character and radiates friendliness.

Whether you’re there as a solo traveller or with a family, on your big annual holiday or there for business, Accra has something to make you feel comfortable.

What tourists really love are the many beaches surrounding the city – particularly Labadi Beach. Accra is home to the National Museum where you’ll find many of the countries historical treasures.

You can also visit the National Theatre, International Trade Fair, the Kwame Nkrumah memorial, Independence Square, and W.E.B. Dubois Centre.

At every turn you’ll find markets, incredible food, wonderful music, and lots of traffic! Top it all off with a trip to one of the many coffin shops in Teshie.

2. Artists Alliance Gallery

This gallery will blow you away with its contemporary and fine art collections.

Created by respected Ghanaian artist, Ablade Glover, the three story gallery is a treasure chest of Kente clothe, furniture, Asafo flags, masks, and unique metal sculptures.

You can see almost every prominent Ghanaian artist represented and most of the pieces are for sale.

3. Labadi Beach

Arguably Accra’s most popular beach, Labadi is the perfect city beach.

Great food and cocktails are available, as well as local entertainment and people watching.

The beach itself is maintained by the surrounding hotels so be forewarned that there is a small entrance fee for those not staying there.

If you happen to be there on the weekend you’ll for sure catch some native drumming, local reggae bands, and plenty of spots for dancing to hiplife – a unique music style that blends hip hop with Ghanaian culture.

4. Jamestown

Jamestown is a tough but moving neighborhood of Accra.

There’s a ton of history to discover as both the British and the Portuguese left behind a cultural and architectural legacy.

The Jamestown community is close-knit and the atmosphere is lively.

There aren’t many markers to explain the context of the history that you’re seeing, so a guide is a welcome addition, but certainly not necessary.

The neighborhood is a cross between rural and urban and is famous for turning out incredible national boxers.

5. Cape Coast

Cape Coast is a former European colonial capital and one of the most culturally significant spots in all of Africa.

Originally called Cabo Corso by the Portuguese, the town was once the largest slave trading centre in West Africa.

It was here that slaves where brought, locked deep in the towns intimidating castle, and then loaded on to vessels heading to the New World.

What you will see and experience here will move you deeply.

Today Cape Coast is primarily a fishing town with an artsy vibe.

Old colonial buildings line the streets perfect for leisurely strolls.

Use Cape Coast as your base for exploring Anomabu, Elmina, and Kakum National Park.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana

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