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This is Trinidad´s most important natural reserve, located in South Trinidad in the county of Nariva, and is protected as a wetland of outstanding scientific value. The towering mangrove forest blots out the sun and aerial roots descend like tentacles over eerie waterways. In the 15km-square Bush Sanctuary, the vegetation changes to palm marshes, hardwood forest, silk cotton trees and giant water lilies. The Swamp has 58 species of mammals, including the last surviving colony of manatee on the island, red howler monkeys, weeping capuchin monkeys, giant anaconda, caiman, 32 species of bats and 171 species of birds.
Chaguanas is located in the county of Caroni on Trinidad's West Coast. It lies just over 30 km from the capital of Port of Spain and approximately 57 km from The Southern city of San Fernando. Like many other towns in Trinidad, Chaguanas was first inhabited by the Amerindians. Chaguanas was declared a Borough in October of 1990. It is home to many of the country's shopping malls and the largest, most popular outdoor flea market in the country.
Woodford Square, situated on lower Frederick Street is considered the capital's most popular landmarks. Formerly known as Brunswick Square, it was renamed for Governor Sir Ralph Woodford. The Square is flanked by the Holy Trinity Cathedral to the south, the Red House to the east, the Hall of Justice to the north and the bustling Frederick Street to the west. It is home to political gatherings, both formal and informal, as well as cultural events.
Memorial Park is located opposite the National Museum & Art Gallery at the top of Frederick Street, the busiest street in the capital. A stately Cenotaph exists in the centre of the sprawling park area, in honour of Trinidad and Tobago nationals who served and died in World Wars. An annual wreath-laying ceremony is performed here on Memorial Day in memory of the country's fallen war heroes. The lush greenery and view of the Northern Range makes the park not only a fitting memorial, but also an ideal picnic and relaxation spot where a sense of history mingles with glorious serenity.
The park covers an area of 400 acres and was formerly a large sugar estate. It was later purchased by Governer Ralph Woodford in the early 1800s. He later donated the land to the city. The savannah is one of the island's foremost centres of activity. Many of the city's largest buildings have the savannah as a backdrop. The pitch walk that encircles it is a haven for fitness enthusiasts and those out for a leisurely stroll. The Queen's Park Savannah is also the location for many of the country's most exciting events, including Carnival and other cultural and international concerts.
Situated north of the Queen's Park Savannah and adjacent to President's House, the Botanic Gardens covers an area of 38 hectares. It was laid out in 1818 by Governor Ralph Woodford, and is home to several varieties of tropical and sub-tropical trees, along with trees from India, Burma and South America. A section of the grounds houses a cemetery known as "God's Acre," where the remains of several national figures are interred. The gardens pose as the backdrop for wedding photos and family gatherings, and are a favourite spot of nature enthusiasts.
Fort George is located on the crest of a ridge over 1,000 feet above Port of Spain. Built by the British in 1804, all approaches to the capital were monitored and commanded from this fort. In addition to providing protection for the city, the fort was used as a safe place for merchants to deposit books and cash in the event of an invasion. Today, the fort is a popular site, with the presence of some well-preserved relics, including cannons and look-out stations. The grounds of the fort are beautifully landscaped with picnic facilities and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy perhaps the most spectacular view of the city and its environs.
Tobago's Buccoo Reef is a long, breathtaking curve of coral reef stretching from the Pigeon Point to the Bon Accord lagoon. The reef is protected and one of the mist interesting places to see the wonders of the underwater world. The protected area is home to millions of coral polyps and various types of coral, including Star Coral, Flower Coral and Horn Coral. Daily glass-bottomed boat tours allow non-swimmers the opportunity to enjoy the reef, and equipment is provided for divers.