Obuasi Tourist Places to Visit in Obuasi, Ashanti, Ghana, Africa

Obuasi Tourist Places to Visit in Obuasi, Ashanti, Ghana, Africa

Obuasi is a town belonging to the Ashanti Region of Ghana, located around 60 km south of the regional capital, Kumasi and 200 km northwest of the national capital, Accra. Obuasi is well known for its god mining activities, dominated by the Obuasi Gold Mine, which is one of the 10 largest gold mines in the globe. Obuasi is the hometown of the eminent soccer player, John Mensah.

Len Clay Stadium and AGA Hospital are the two major landmarks of Obuasi. Tourist attractions of Obuasi are mainly gold mines and also the town houses a world class golf course. Obuasi lies around 100 meters above sea level and coordinates with 06°12′00″ N latitude and 01°41′00″ W longitude.


How to reach Obuasi?

The Kumasi Airport is the closest airport to Obuasi, situated around 70 km away and operates flights only from Accra. So it is advised for visitors to reach Kotoka International Airport in Accra first and then take bus or taxi from there to Obuasi. The Kotoka International Airport is situated around 200 km from Obuasi,   handling flights from many prime cities in the world, including New York City, London and Johannesburg.

Buses are widely used for local travel in Obuasi and also rental vehicles like cars and bikes are gettable.


Shopping and Food in Obuasi:

Shops are abundant in Obuasi, including traditional handicraft shops and restaurants in Obuasi mainly serve visitors with mouthwatering traditional Ghanaian cuisine.


Things to do in Obuasi:

  • Golfing
  • Visiting gold mines
  • Shopping


Tourist Attractions in Obuasi:


Len Clay Stadium:

The Len Clay Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Obuasi, home ground of Ashanti Gold Sporting Club. It is a modern stadium , inaugurated on 17 April 2005 and has a capacity of holding 20,000 spectators.


Obuasi Gold Mine:

The Obuasi Gold Mine is owned by AngloGold Ashanti Company. It is situated in Adansi North District, in the vicinity of the town of Obuasi. It can be visited by a guided tour organized by the Public Relations Directorate of AGA.


AGA Hospital:

The AGA Hospital is the most important hospital in Obuasi, operated by Anglo Gold. This hospital is recognized as the place of many successful critical surgeries.


Golf Course in Obuasi:

Obuasi is home to a world class golf course with unique eye-catching landscape that attracts both golf players and people who like greeneries.


Manhyia Palace Museum:

The Manhyia Palace Museum is located in Kumasi, around 80 km away from Obuasi. The palace was originally constructed as a residence for King Asantehene Prempeh I during the British rule in Ghana, in the year 1925. The museum exhibits artwork and artifacts dating from the Asante kings. It is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.


Kumasi Zoo:

Located around 80 km from Obuasi, the Kumasi Zoo is home to a wide range of animals, including transferred animals from Accra Zoo. It can be reached by a rental car from Obuasi.


Other attractive places in and around Obuasi include:

  • Manhyia Palace
  • Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
  • Fort Kumasi
  • St Peter’s Cathedral Basilica
  • Ghana Armed Forces Museum
  • Kumasi Hat Museum
  • Tafo Kumasi
  • Kumasi Market
  • Kumasi National Cultural Centre
  • The Green Ranch
  • Asante Buildings
  • Kumasi Zoo
  • Asantehene’s Palace


Ideal time to visit Obuasi:

Obuasi can be visited throughout the year, although the most ideal time is from November to February.


Where to stay in Obuasi?

The commercial town Obuasi boasts some finest hotels of Ghana including star rated Cici Hotel and Barone Hotel with all upgraded facilities and services like arrangement of daily tours, spa, sauna, fitness centre and food on request. The prominent hotels in Obuasi, Kumasi (around 80 km) and Accra (around 200 km) are as follows:

  • Tina’s Guesthouse
  • Golden Ednona Hotel
  • Coconut Grove Miners Lodge
  • VP Lodge Obuasi
  • Laposada Royal Hotel
  • Wadoma Royale Hotel
  • Lake Bosomtwe Paradise Resort
  • Golden Tulip Kumasi City
  • Royal Park Hotel
  • Amis Wonderland Hotel
  • Great Luck Hotel
  • Justice Hotel
  • Bek Egg Premier Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Durbar Court Hotel
  • True Vine Hotel

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