Welcome to Kejetia Market, Largest Open-Air Market in Ghana

Kejetia, the Kumasi Central Market in Kumasi Ghana
Kejetia, the Kumasi Central Market, Ghana. © Richard Freeland/Flickr

Located in the capital city of Ashanti Region, Kumasi, Kejetia market is home to over 50,000 stores. Kejetia Market (Kumasi Central Market), is the largest open-air market in Ghana, and arguably in West Africa. A bustling hotspot of thousands of traders selling everything from handicrafts to food sales to and textiles. It’s the heart of all the commercial and socio-economic activity in the city of Kumasi in Ghana’s Ashanti region. Visitors can sample native products and delicious local treats whilst shopping for handcrafted souvenir. Attending the Kumasi Central Market is one of the fun top things to do in Kumasi. One-of-a-kind market, a real local economy booster that satisfies the needs of the visitors and traders. 

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Local produce

fresh farm produce at kejetia kumasi central market
Farm produce at Kejetia, Kumasi Central Market. © The Black Voyager

The Kumasi Central Market (Kejetia Market), is filled with local produce from all over Ashanti region and beyond. Items are being sold directly from the farmers themselves or retailing vendors. Explore the market and get everything you want, from the handicrafts section to food sales canteens and second-hand items. Fresh and frozen and seafood, meats to pastries, fruit and vegetable stalls.

african fabric at kejetia kumasi central market
Textiles at Kejetia, Kumasi Central Market. © Chenay

Ghana’s famous Kente textiles can easily be found in Kejetia market, as well as diverse traditional African print and garments. All for a good deal. Kejetia is a sight to behold, treating visitors with a variety of beautiful sights of people from all walks of life. Here is where you can feel the pulse of the Ashanti people; sounds of cheerful banter and laughter. And the market is open 24 hours, and the traders are there to meet your needs with a wide variety of authentic items and everything in between. Unlimited adventure for visitors.

More than just a market

The Kejetia Market is located right in central Kumasi. Easy to see why it transcends just trading stalls – a bustling leisure centre, featuring bars and restaurants. Food sales pavilions offering a wide menu of breakfasts, brunches, local drinks and more. Live music and voodoo performances. Feel the sights, sounds and emotion, a real glimpse of ordinary Ghanaian life with the locals. Explore with the locals and enjoy authentic Ghanaian experience. Also nearby is Kumasi Cultural Centre, a chance to gain knowledge on the Ashanti culture – the choice is yours. Kejetia is massive and friendly.

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