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Ghanaian Coastal Plain is a region of Ghana.

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Map of Ghanaian Coastal Plain

From west to east:

  • 1 Elubo — the main Ghana-Cote d'Ivoire bordertown
  • 2 Axim — some tourism related to the fort and beaches
  • 3 Akwidaa — a charming fishing village surrounded by its unique, long pristine sand beaches
  • 4 Busua — seaside village
  • 5 Sekondi-Takoradi — adjacent port cities
  • 6 Shama — has an old Portuguese
  • 7 Elmina — with another slave fort
  • 8 Cape Coast — with a famous slave fort that is a   UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 9 Apam — beach town
  • 10 Kokrobite — enjoy some time relaxing on this picturesque beach
  • 11 Accra — the capital city of Ghana
  • 12 Adenta East
  • 13 Tema — it has a fish market where you can watch the fishermen bring in their catch
  • 14 Ada Foah — has a Ramsar natural wetland site for bird and turtle watching
  • 15 Anloga
  • 16 Keta — has the remains of a Danish fort built in 1784 that was used in the Atlantic slave trade
  • 17 Aflao — a coastal town in Ghana bordering Togo

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  • 1 Nzulezo — traditional stilted village
  • 2 Kakum National Park is the best preserved region of virgin rainforest in the country and provides the easiest access to the rainforest for tourists along with the famous canopy walkway.

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This is an ideal region for visitors with a appreciation for history.

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Slave dungeon in Fort Amsterdam

The coastline is famous for its ancient forts, castles and slave dungeons, which were constructed by European merchants. The World Heritage Foundation under UNESCO has declared 11 of them as World Heritage Monuments under the name "Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions".

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It's also the home of the famous Kakum National Park, Ghana’s most popular canopy walkway, historic places of interest, craft villages and several beach hotels and resorts. Beach lovers can enjoy the region’s many palm-fringed beaches, where warm African sunshine combines with the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze. The region enables visitors to establish a link between Africa and Europe, an era long gone.

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