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Photo Op and Some

You can get some memorable photos but of course be sensitive to the fact that this is not Ghanaian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Connoisseur-of-Life
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Mississauga, Canada
The sights, smells of a busy working fishing village can be so picturesque.

Remember, this is not a tourist attraction, it is just people going about their normal days work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KS&HC
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Elmina, Ghana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get some memorable photos but of course be sensitive to the fact that this is not Ghanaian Disneyland. The smells are a reminder that there are serious endeavours at hand – trying to earn a livelihood in a most precarious occupation. This is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember, this is not a tourist attraction, it is just people going about their normal days work. Do you want a camera shoved in your face at work? So just be a bit respectful and ask and you become part of a wonderfully colourful experience...More

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to photograph fishing boats, fish mongers, market area and central commerce. On a weekday, it is fast and furious and easy to get overwhelmed and run over. These are the place I love to shoot in but nearly everyone who saw my cameras...More

1  Thank ColdCorona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thd landing of the fish is s wonderful sight.smell, noisy, lots of hustle and bustle, women everywhereselung fish of all sizes and shapes. Very much worth walking gingerly through the crowd, ducking to avoid women carrying large metal bowls of fish on their heads, avoiding...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I enjoyed seeing fishermen living in this area. The atmosphere were something I had never experienced. I am from the USA and felt like I am in an ancient city.

Thank sy450
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Nature has carved a special place and history for the Elimina Castle. A standalone Castle facing the Sea and surrounded by a vibrant lagoon separating the Community from the Castle. Nature and history has conspired to make this spatial artifact special in Ghana's history and...More

Thank Abdulai S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The lagoon is filled with lots of fishing pirogues as the fishermen are either getting set to go on an expedition, or returning from one. You can see some washing their nets, etc.

Thank Omoniyi_David
Reviewed 28 October 2016

friendly people of Elmina always welcome traveler. take a walk by the beach to meet the local fiserman in the town of elmina. lovely town a picturesque place to visit.

Thank Nasir A
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Elmina is a big, lively coastal town with lots of traditional fishing boats and trader stalls - well worth seeing! The locals can get quite aggressive if you just walk up and start taking photos of them. However, if you approach with care and respect,...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Beautiful view from the limited space that is currently accessible. Construction of a bridge has cramped part of the area. So many pretty boats or dhows with all manner of names!

Thank WanjiruT
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