The Ashanti (also spelt Asante) region is blessed with rich culture, and home to much pomp and pageantry, the region is also known for its historical and mythical landmarks. The main language spoken is Twi. The scenic and hilly Kumasi is the regional capital, the second largest city in Ghana. It has also served for three centuries as the royal capital of the Ashanti state. It is also home to the Golden stool of the Ashantis, founded by their leader King Osei Tutu (1695) it is not only the most populous region in Ghana, but one of the most hectic cities, far busier than Accra
The main dishes of Ashanti Region include fufu with light soup and meat, “akrantee”-bush
meat, or “green green” snails or palm nut soup, ampesi (plantain,
yam or cassava, cocoyam).