Suriname's cultural landscape is a captivating blend of indigenous heritage, colonial influences, African traditions, and immigrant communities. This diversity, expressed through art, music, cuisine, festivals, and daily life, creates a unique and dynamic cultural experience for residents and visitors alike.
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World Heritage Sites in Suriname
The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises nearly four million acres of primary tropical forest. Covering a range of ecosystems, it protects the upper watershed of the Coppename River and the headwaters of the Lucie, Oost, Zuid, Saramaccz, and Gran Rio rivers.
Paramaribo is the capital and largest city of Suriname, located on the banks of the Suriname River. It is a former Dutch colonial town dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and the original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic center remains intact.