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Ahwiaa is a town in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti-Kwahu region noted for its wood carvings, arts and crafts


Ahwiaa is 16 miles (26 km) from the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi. Ahwiaa is well-known for producing traditional Ashanti artifacts such as wooden carved stools and symbolic dolls. It is a popular place for producing rich cultural and historical Ashanti ancient artefacts. People from all walks of life visit Ahwiaa to buy locally made traditional items.

Get in[edit]

  • By taxi
  • By Trotro

Get around[edit]

Map of Ahwiaa

By car[edit]

There are motorable roads that can be ploughed by cars of all nature. You can rent the car from Kumasi or ask for a ride from friends and benevolent people.

On foot[edit]

Though the city is fairly spread out, Ahwiaa is relatively safe to walk around during the day (and night, in many areas). Watch out for open sewers, automobiles, (even in the city) when walking the streets.

By taxi[edit]

To flag a taxi, wave your arm with your finger pointed down to the ground. On a busy street you will have many taxis driving past trying to offer you their service by honking at you. There are very few Ghanaian cabs with meters. You must negotiate how much you are willing to pay before you start the trip.

By TroTro[edit]

You will find TroTros honking at you to attract your attention to board their vehicle. They are usually very crowded and dilapidated minivans ad minibuses that act as the city's public transit system. TroTros travel along a well known routes in the city, and stop at various points along the way (some stops have signs, others don't). As a TroTro approaches a stop, a "mate" (the driver's assistant) will usually yell out the side of the window where the TroTro is going. Many people die in TroTro accidents every year, however typically those that die in trotro accidents die on highways in rural areas.



  • 1 Goil Filing station. You need to fill your vehicle with enough fuel as you head into the hinterlands.





  • 1 Emass Hotel (Vffinso Old Town, Near River Offin, Offinso Road, Kumasi).
  • 2 Primavera Hotel (on Tamale-Techiman road, 100 m from True Light Hospital). Check-in: noon, check-out: noon.
  • 3 Degab Guest house, +233 243355952. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon.


Go next[edit]

  • Kumasi
  • Amponya
  • Afoako
  • Domi
  • Anwiam
  • Atobiasi
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