Manhyia Palace

The Manhyia Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. It is located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region. The first palace is now a museum. King Opoku Ware II built the new palace, which is close to the old one and is used by the current Asantehene, King Osei Tutu II.
The palace was built in 1925 [2] by the British some time after the Third Anglo-Ashanti War in 1874, when the British had destroyed the original palace built by Ghanaians. The British were said to have been impressed by the size of the original palace and the scope of its contents, which included “rows of books in many languages.”, but due to events in the War of the Golden Stool, the British demolished the royal palace with explosives.The palace consequently erected is a kilometre from the Centre for National Culture, Kumasi.

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