What to see in this devastated land
Attractions in Monrovia include the Liberian National Museum, the now ruined Masonic Temple, the Waterside Market, (currently closed) cultural centre on Providence Island and several beaches. It is also home to a zoo. The city also houses one of the biggest sports stadiums in Africa, with seats for 40,000.
The pic. is of Monrovia stadium. This is the place where all the people who are dispersed due to civil war live.
One of the oldest buildings in Monrovia, it was built about the time that the former slaves arrived here. It was used as a refugee center during the recent civil war. We walked around but unfortunately could not go inside.
This is where the presidents of Liberia are sworn in and it also houses several copies of their Declaration of Independence. Long time president William Tubman is buried here as well.
Firestone Rubber Plantation
At one time this was the largest rubber plantation in the world. We drove around it while waiting for our flight. The trees are cut and the buckets catch the sap, which is then processed.