Manhyia Palace

Manhyia Palace in Kumasi

Manhyia Palace, better known as Asantehene’s Palace, is the palace of the highest Ashanti ruler.

Ashanti kings have never lived in luxury, and visitors are often surprised by how sparse and unpretentious the palace is. The current king lives in a more recent palace directly behind the old one, and if you bring a gift and enquire politely, you may be able to meet him.

You might also try to arrive on the Adae Festival – there are two every 42 days – when the king’s subjects come to pay him homage.

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