Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tourism: The mosque at Larambanga
Why not visit the mosque at Larambanga, -believed to be the oldest building in Ghana, it was built in western Sudanese style in the 17th century and is carefully maintained by the local community. With its dark supporting wooden poles, gently curved buttresses and whitewashed exterior, it is a beautiful example of the combination of Islamic architectural styles brought by early traders and indigenous building techniques. Larambanga is also known for its Mystery Stone. Legend has it that this stone on the outskirts of Larabanga -always returns to its original resting place when moved, and -due to this legend the main road that runs through this area had to be diverted around the stone.