Finalists of this year’s Miss Ghana beauty pageant have toured the site of the “Biggest Tree in West Africa”, near Akyem Aprokumase, in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region.
The contestants had a rare opportunity of seeing for themselves the very popular tourist spot, also known as “The Big Tree”. Tour officials explained to the beautiful contestants the historical background of the tree, and how it continues to be a wonder to many who visit it.
Located in one of the district’s nine forest reserves, the Esen Epan Forest Reserve, it lies about 22 kilometres off the Oda-Agona Swedru trunk road.
The tree, believed to be the biggest in West Africa, is 12 metres in circumference and 66.5 metres tall. It remains one of nature’s wonders, and has played host to thousands of visitors since its discovery 600 years ago.
The finalists expressed their satisfaction at seeing something that has longed remain a mystery.
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