Accra, Ghana - Tourist
1. Makola Market is the continent's most colourful, interesting
and picturesque modern open market, where the visitor will admire the business
acumen of the Ghanaian women traders. Traders from surrounding villages
bring their wares every day. There is also the Osu Night Market, where
hundreds of lanterns and candles illuminate the stalls.
2. The National Museum has a large collection of Ghanaian art.
Here you will find the history of Ghana told in a collection of ancient
relics, documents and pictures.
3. Accra Handicraft Market is an arts centre and crafts market,
where crafts, kente and other traditional cloths can be purchased.
4. The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum on the High Street is a magnificent
monument to the first President of Ghana. Independence Square, dominated
by the Independence Arch and the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, is the
venue for many national celebrations.
5. Watch a musical show, play or dance at Accra's National
Theatre, which is a Chinese showpiece.
6. Funerals are an important occasion when Ashantis celebrate
life and bid farewell to the dead. Just outside Accra at Nungua are the
carpentry workshops of the world famous Fantasy Coffins of Paa Joe
and Paa Willie. Among the Ga people it is fashionable to be laid to rest
in a coffin that bears a relationship to what the deceased did in life.
The coffins come in all shapes from vegetables to animals and birds.
7. Beaches in Accra.
Larger Map of Accra,