Posted by: RasmaSandra | December 28, 2017

Beautiful Guyana

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Our armchair travels have taken us to Guyana, a South American country that is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela to the west, Brazil to the south and Suriname to the east. It might not always get on a list of countries to see but it is well worth a look at. Guyana is a country on the North Atlantic coast of South America. It’s a country defined by its dense rainforest Its capital is Georgetown.

Georgetown

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Georgetown is culturally connected to the English-speaking Caribbean region and has impressive British colonial architecture.

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Castellani House is a lovely wooden building that was built in 1877. Today it is home to the National Art Gallery, which offers rotating art exhibits by local artists.

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The National Library is an impressive building built by Andrew Carnegie in 1909.

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Stabroek Market is one of the most prominent landmarks in Georgetown. This is a cast-iron building with a corrugated-iron clock tower. This is a most colorful market that dates back to the 1700s and the present building was built in 1880.

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The Botanical Gardens is a lovely place and great for bird-watching groups. Visitors to the gardens can see a variety of tropical flowers and a wonderful collection of palms as well as beautiful lilies. The gardens also have a vast collection of the lotus and the immense Victoria Regia Lily which is Guyana’s national flower.

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The Guyana Zoo was opened in 1952.

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Visitors can see mammals such as the jaguar, puma, tapir, giant otter, white-faced saki monkey, the capuchin monkey, tayra, a family of two-toed sloths and manatees.

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Birds like eagles and hawks (raptors), parrots, toucans, and owls.

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Reptiles such as rattlesnakes, spectacled caiman, anacondas, matamata turtle, and emerald tree boa.

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St. George’s Cathedral is the most impressive building in Georgetown. It was built in the Anglican Gothic-style and is the world’s tallest wooden building. It was completed in 1892 and built of native hardwood known as greenheart.

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Promenade Garden is a most lovely place to walk, relax, read and admire the flowers. In the 19th century during the slave uprising, this was a public execution area.

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Demerara Harbor Bridge is a toll floating bridge, 6,074 ft. long. It opened in 1978 and is one of the longest floating bridges in the world. The interesting thing about this bridge is that the toll is collected only in one direction from east to west travel although the bridge takes care of traffic in both directions. It links people from Georgetown to the people of the west bank.

Taking a Look at Guyana

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Linden is Guyana’s primary mining hub where thousands of miners and prospectors pull bauxite from the hills along the Demerara River.

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Visitors can learn about the history and development of mining at the Linden Museum of Socio-Cultural Heritage.

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While visiting here you’ll want to visit Gluck Island on the Essequibo to the west.

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You’ll see red howler monkeys, tropical birds, and colossal lily pads.

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Amazing sights are the great peaks of Kanuku

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which are divided in two by the long and winding Rupununi River. Here the highlands regions have old growth forests and many mammalian species.

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Nature lovers can seek out the rare harpy eagle, giant otters in the riparian habitats and the colossal pirarucu fish.

Kaieteur National Park is the jewel of the Potaro-Siparuni region. This is a vast and expansive protected area with the great bulwark ridges of the Guyana tepuis.

 

The park stretches for 62,000 hectares and is considered to be the main eco-tourist spot in the country. In the rainforests, you can see monkeys and jaguars.

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The main attraction here is the lovely Kaieteur Falls that cascade down 226 meters of the Pacaraima Mountains as tropical mist rises up into the hot jungle air.

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Orinduik Falls spills over the rocks of the Pacaraima Mountains in western Guyana on the border with Venezuela. The falls come cascading down from the top of the tepui (table top mountains) hills.

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Here visitors can swim in pools created like magic and go hiking the ridges. Along the way the Ireng River creates more waterfalls.

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Along the banks for the Essequibo you’ll find the port town of Parika. With its tin shack docks and streets full of scooters this is the gateway to the Essequibo Islands.

 Each Sunday is market day with stalls full of bananas and coconuts. There are merchants selling parrots and you’ll even find fish emporiums.

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Baganara Island is a wonderful luxury resort sitting in the middle of the Essequibo.

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Shell Beach is the most famous beach in the country. Here the waves of the Atlantic mix with the Caribbean.

Eine Lederschildkröte am Shell Beach von Guyana im Norden des Landes, einem idealen Brutplatz für die Meeresschildkröten

Visitors to the beach are attracted by the turtle nesting phenomena that happens from late-March to late-summer then turtle of all shapes and sizes flock to the shore to lay eggs.

Here you can see some of South America’s undeveloped coastline with rustic villages and bamboo huts by the lagoons and the sand is fringed with wild stretches of jungle.

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The most fantastic of all the South American tepuis is Mount Roraima the table-top mountain, rising like a petrified oblong of chiseled rock sitting on the border of Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil. This mountain is one of the most ancient geological formations on the planet dating back to the Precambrian period over two billion years ago.

It rises vertically from the ground, straight up 400 meters from the grasslands and woods below. This is a great challenge for experienced hikers and mountain climbers. The top of the plateau has natural wonders like uber-rare pitcher plants and algae, reptilians and amphibians.

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The Iwokrama Forest is one of the last remaining stretches of pristine primeval rainforest on the planet. It has a background of tepuis while below tropical lowlands mingle with waterfalls and mountain streams.

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The forest has many soaring canopies that are home to endangered bats, harpy eagles, multi-colored frogs and lizards. Among other inhabitant in the forest are jaguars, giant armadillos and howler monkeys. Visitors can enjoy nature with rope bridges and mud tracks.

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Kamarang in the depths of western Guyana is surrounded by old-growth rainforest. The most popular way to get to this remote and mainly inaccessible spot is by private charter plane. It was once an Amerindian tribal settlement on the edge of the Pacaraima Mountains. Today this is a boom town with some of Guyana’s richest mineral and gold veins.

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It is home to the Kamarang Great Falls right in the jungles and this area is fast becoming a tourist spot.

 

 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/guyana/georgetown/attractions/a/poi-sig/363440

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

http://www.travelguyana.org/travel_attractions_in_guyana.php

http://exploreguyana.org/botanical-gardens-and-zoo/

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Responses

  1. Looks really beautiful!

    • Glad you enjoyed the tour.

  2. Really having good time going through your blog. I’m so hyped. I’ve been wanting to this and m really hyped. Thanks to your blog.

    • You welcome Ankit and glad you are enjoying the tours.


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