Ashanti Region

The Manhyia ( gathering of the people) Palace located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. it was built by the then Asante King, Opoku Ware II, which he occupied until his death in 1999. The current Asantehene Barima Kwaku Duah popularly called Otumfuor Osei Tutu II currently resides in the new palace.

The palace courtyard hosts numerous important Asante traditional events. These include the Adae festival, which occurs every sixth Sunday, when the Asantehene receives homage from his subjects and subservient chiefs.
The Manhyia Palace shares compound with the museum which was the old palace but converted in 1995.

The wall is to the entrance of the Manhyia Palace

Inside the Manhyia Palace is a compound for the Ashanti King’s ceremonial events

The old Palace is now a museum