Asante Traditional Buildings

UNESCO RegionAfrica
LocationAsante Region
CoordinatesN6 24 4 W1 37 33
Inscription Date1980
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement; land-use; or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures); or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number35
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionTo the north-east of Kumasi, these are the last material remains of the great Asante civilization, which reached its high point in the 18th century. Since the dwellings are made of earth, wood and straw, they are vulnerable to the onslaught of time and weather.
StatusWorld Heritage Site