© Philippe Lemaire
Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana) is a small South American country, a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, religions and languages. It is one of the few places in the world where forests and woods are still untouched. Water is an important source of wealth for Suriname. Fishing, as well as processed foods and mining, are the driving forces behind its economy and development. Water and development, but sustainable, to avoid the degradation of its protected landscape enclaves which represent one of its most precious values. From the Pavilion de islas y Costas you can travel to Lake Blommensteinmeer, located within a tropical rainforest where you will also find impressive waterfalls and an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. You can also admire the cultural eclecticism of Dutch, Indonesian and indigenous elements that pulsate through its streets and squares, with small wooden houses, mosques, palm groves and synagogues.
Or the music, influenced by the rhythms and sounds of African and Indian folklore.
© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008