Top 12 - Guyana Attractions

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Guyana is not very popular with tourists. Its capital is called a criminal and dangerous city, and tourist routes have not yet been laid to some natural beauties. Most of Guyana is covered in forests. The country has many waterfalls, savannas, rivers. Kaieteur Falls is 5 times higher than Niagara Falls, and the wide and picturesque Orinduik Falls is suitable for swimming.

Although Georgetown has a bad reputation, amazing buildings can be seen in this city. The lighthouse, university, cathedrals and temples are very colorful and pretty, there is something to see in the city. Decent housing in the city can be found for little money. The climate in Guyana is very humid and warm all year round. Therefore, there are incredible forests and a fairly rich natural world. You can meet him at the Georgetown Zoo or on Shell Beach, where sea turtles lay their eggs.

One of the most recognizable places in Guyana is Mount Roraima. Only to climb to its top is to fly to this country. A huge plateau at an altitude of 2810 meters, shrouded in clouds, has an indelible effect on tourists. Even at the foot of the mountain looks interesting and colorful.

Guyana has a huge number of natural attractions that are worth seeing. And if you discard stereotypes and be careful, you can get a lot of pleasure walking around the capital and exploring its streets.

What to see in Guyana?

The most interesting and beautiful places, photos and a brief description.

City of Georgetown

This is the capital of Guyana, its commercial and political center. The city is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. All year round it has warm and humid air. Georgetown was founded in 1781 by Dutch colonists and then taken over by the British. The city has many Hindu temples, wooden buildings, a cathedral, a lighthouse, and museums.

City of Georgetown

Kaieteur waterfall

The waterfall is located in the west of Guyana on the Potaro River. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Its height is 226 meters. Niagara Falls is almost 5 times lower, and Victoria Falls is 2 times lower. Kaieteur is not very popular due to its remote location. It is surrounded by a tropical forest, and pristine nature has been preserved around it.

Kaieteur waterfall

Mount Roraima

This mountain is the highest point in Guyana. It is often called a fantasy world. It reaches a height of 2810 meters, but it does not have sharp spiers. At the highest point there is a plateau with an area of ​​30 km². It is constantly shrouded in snow-white clouds, and climbing it is not so easy. As a reward, each visitor will have the opportunity to observe incredible landscapes.

Mount Roraima

Seawall Seawall

This dam stretches along the entire coastline of Georgetown, going far beyond its borders. Construction began in 1855 after the Camp House was washed away. Due to the erosion of the land by the sea, the dam has collapsed more than once. Several houses flooded, the dam was expanded and rebuilt. In 1903, part of the dam was named the Queen Victoria Memorial.

Seawall Seawall

Rupununi savannas

This is a savannah in Guyana, which is located in a region of tropical and subtropical grasslands. Its area exceeds 8 thousand km². On the territory of the savanna there are swamps, meadows and forests almost untouched by man. It also boasts a great variety of natural world. About 250 species of birds live in the savannah, of which 18 are endemic, as well as jaguars and harpies.

Rupununi savannas

St. George's Cathedral

One of the main attractions of Georgetown is the Cathedral of St. George. This is an Anglican church completed in 1899. The cathedral stands on a stone foundation, but is made of wood. It is made in the Neo-Gothic style, and its main decorations are numerous stained-glass windows. The height of the cathedral is 43.4 meters. For a long time, the wooden church was the highest in the world.

St. George

Botanical Garden and Zoo in Georgetown

The Georgetown Zoo was opened in 1952 on the territory of the botanical gardens. The area of ​​the zoo is almost 50 hectares. About 30 species of mammals live in it, including jaguars, cougars, otters, tapirs, as well as 49 species of birds, 20 species of fish and 15 species of reptiles. The botanical garden near the zoo is very beautiful, well-groomed, it is pleasant and interesting to walk in it.

Botanical Garden and Zoo in Georgetown

Orinduik waterfall

The waterfall is located on the Ireng River. It is one of the largest in the country. The waters of the waterfall flow down numerous terraces and cascades. Their total height is 25 meters and their width is 150. The banks of the waterfall are covered with lush and wild greenery. Swimming in Orinduika water is very pleasant and comfortable. The flow has a massage effect, and the water containing tannin makes the hair soft and silky.

Orinduik waterfall

Shell Beach

In addition to sand, shells and waves, you can see amazing animals on this beach. Four of the eight known species of sea turtles come to the 140 km long beach to lay their eggs. The best time to watch this is at night. In the natural environment for animals, you can even take a few pictures. Shell Beach is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shell Beach

Georgetown Lighthouse

The only lighthouse in the country at the mouth of the Demerara River at the entrance to the port of Georgetown. In 1817 the Dutch built a wooden lighthouse. And in 1830 the first stone of a new tower-type lighthouse was laid. It reaches 21 meters in height. The lighthouse serves ships that enter the capital's port, and is one of the main attractions of Georgetown.

Georgetown Lighthouse

Fly Rodeo

Lethem is a city on the banks of the Takutu River. One of the most interesting events of the year is the Rupununi Rodeo. They say that the American Ben Hart founded the holiday. The rodeo takes place every year during the Easter holidays. It attracts professional cowboys who turn the holiday into a cultural and sports festival.

Fly Rodeo

Essequibo River

The largest river in Guyana is called the Essequibo. Its length is 1000 km. On its way, it flows through forests, savannahs, forms numerous rapids and waterfalls. Among them are Pot and Murrays waterfalls. Also, some of its parts are dotted with small islands. According to existing estimates, their number reaches 360 pieces.

Essequibo River