Posted by: Rasma R | July 18, 2017

Fascinating Liberia

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Liberia a country in West Africa is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire. It sits on the Atlantic coast and offers many beaches and nature reserves.

Taking a Look at the Capital, Monrovia

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Hotel Ducor was originally built by Pan Am Airlines. It was once a luxury hotel and the site of key political meetings. Today even though it is a ruin it is well worth taking a look at. It has become one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations. You can roam the once lovely grounds and get a peek at the large swimming pool.

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Head for the vibrantly active Waterside Market which offers most everything for sale, from colorful textiles to shoes and leather goods and so much more.

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The Liberia National Museum offers visitors photo and art exhibitions. There are also fine ethnic and historical displays. You can see founding father J.J. Roberts’ dining table which was a gift from Queen Victoria of England. There are also paintings and items that represent Liberian tribal cultures. The museum has found a home in the building that was once the former legislature.

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The EJ Roye Building was once the most important structure in the capital. This ten-story building fell into disrepair during the Liberian coup. However it remains a symbol and icon of the city.

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Silver Beach is a lovely beach for sunbathing, walking and relaxing. It is home to the best beach snack place in the area. Located just 15 km southeast of Monrovia.

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Visitors like to admire the architecture of the First United Methodist Church.

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A most popular beach is Thinker’s Beach. It is a well-known party beach and gets crowded on weekends. Located 17 km from Monrovia.

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Providence Island is the spot where freed American slaves first came ashore. In the future the government is planning to turn the island into a historical attraction. It is just a short drive across the Gabriel Tucker Bridge from Waterside Market.

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The Executive Mansion is a sprawling eight-story semicircular structure. It is home to the Liberian president and holds the offices of the executive staff and other political staff. It is closed to the public.

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Monument to JJ Roberts, who was Liberia’s first president. It is a tall rectangle with Roberts statue in front.

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Even though the Masonic Temple isn’t open to the public it is worth strolling past this Freemason building to see the impressive architectural details.

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Rivoli Cinema is an intersting building showing mainly Bollywood movies.

Taking a Look at Liberia

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Sapo National Park  is the most famous of Liberia’s duo of national parks. It stretches for 1,804 square kilometers in the Upper Guinean Rain forest.

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It has one of the highest mammal biodiversity of anywhere in the world.

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In the old growth woods you can see pygmy hippos and white-crested Diana monkeys, crocodiles, leopards, speckled-throat ed otters and chimpanzees.

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For those who love surfing there is Robertsport the tops of all of Liberia’s surfing spots. Here you can see long-haired wave riders hitting the rolling Atlantic swells.

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There are many surf schools. Visitors enjoy hiking along the coast of Cape Mount Bay to see the trademark timber and stone churches along the shore.

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The sprawling town of Gbarnga is surrounded by sweeping mud plains and the forests of inland Liberia. This is the regional capital of Bong County.

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This town is also home to the over 100-year old Cuttington University which is one of the most prestigious in the country. You’ll also see some dramatic waterfalls and earthy guesthouses.

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Harbel on the Farmington River lies close to the Atlantic coast. Here you can find monkey-dotted beaches in the resort towns south of Monrovia.

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The town is home to the largest rubber plantation in the world and it is surrounded by rubber tree forests.

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It is also home to the Roberts International Airport, the main access point to the northwest of the nation.

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The Gola National Forest is the new name for the Lofa-Mano National Park. Amazing primeval rain forest that sprawls along the northern border of Sierra Leone.

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Here you can see verdant canopies and endless stretches of colossal tree trunks and boughs. It is home to exotic dragonflies, chimpanzees, rare pygmy hippos and much more.

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Marshall has lovely empty beaches, palm forest and mangrove swamps.

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Visitors enjoy the small archipelago named Monkey Island where chimps inhabit the jungles.

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East Nimba Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here visitors delight in highland savannas, lowland rain forests

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and rare animals like the West African lion.

 

 

 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/liberia/monrovia/attractions/a/poi-sig/355354

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-places-visit-liberia/15/

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Responses

  1. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and enjoy your amazing posts.Jal

    • Thank you very much. I am enjoying putting these travel blogs together and discovering many interesting and amazing things.

  2. Looks like an interesting place with interesting animals.

    • Yes, Africa is certainly an amazing country. Now if only everyone could freely travel it would be perfect Crystal.

      • Why can’t everyone travel freely in Africa? Maybe we’ll be able to travel freely in Africa.


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