Trinidad & Tobago Photo Gallery

 
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Lush forest covers the hills of Trinidad, the largest and most populous of the islands that make up the country of Trinidad & Tobago. Trinidad is more industrialized than Tobago, and the capital, Port-of-Spain, is also on the island.  
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The main building at Queen's Royal College, located in the capital, Port-of-Spain, is one of the 'Magnificent Seven,' a group of European-style mansions on Trinidad. Built in the first decade of the 20th century, the mansions are considered some of the best examples of European architecture in the Caribbean.  
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The sands and turquoise waters of Pigeon Point Beach make Tobago a classic Caribbean destination. Even Trinidadians vacation on Tobago.  
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A female leatherback turtle covers her eggs on Tobago's Turtle Beach. Leatherbacks are an endangered species and nest on the island from March until August. They are protected, but visitors can go on organized turtle watches. The Turtle Beach Hotel organizes watches for guests.  
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The Main Ridge Forest Reserve, located on Tobago, is the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and boasts an incredible diversity of birds and plants.  
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Trinidad & Tobago is considered one of the best places for bird-watching in the Caribbean and has more than 430 species of birds, including the green honeycreeper. There are numerous bird sanctuaries that offer tours and excellent opportunities for viewing the diversity of species on the islands.  
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A carnival participant sparkles in her yellow costume. Trinidad & Tobago's carnival is the country's biggest event of the year with calypso and soca music, extravagant costumes, and parades marking the days before Ash Wednesday. Many other Caribbean islands have modeled their Carnival events and contests after those in Trinidad & Tobago.  
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The white minarets of a Hindu temple stand bright against Trinidad's blue sky. With a history of colonization, dozens of religions, including indigenous traditions, are practiced on the islands. Hinduism is the second largest religion after Roman Catholicism.  
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Ripe cocoa fruits hang from a tree. The country's economy depended on cocoa for hundreds of years. Since the mid-20th century, the economy has been based primarily on oil and gas exports, which have brought significant economic growth.  
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Small islands dot the horizon in the clear blue waters of Trinidad & Tobago. Visitors can enjoy some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean among the coral reefs that surround the islands.  
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