The Jamaican history runs through our veins, it’s evident in the stories of how we became “out of many one people”. These accounts of our history can even be found between the closely plastered brick buildings and across the vast mountains where, if you listen closely, the songs of our people can be heard, instilling a sense of pride among all Jamaicans.
Our heritage is dynamic, and allowing our guests the opportunity to revisit the past and gain access to our unique country and diverse offerings have continuously helped to bolster our tourism product. The gems we hold dearly give a sneak peek of how our history created a colourful culture.
This month we celebrated our heritage and our Heroes, those who made it their duty to improve our nation and the well-being of our people. They fought for our rights as a people and made it possible for us to proudly declare that “I am a Jamaican!”
It is therefore our job to protect our valuable resources, whether man-made or natural. They set us apart for our Caribbean neighbours and the rest of the world. The unique features of our culture will enable us to tell our story using our own voice, and will continue to intrigue those who come searching for a unique and enriching experience.
Take the time to visit some of these heritage sites and learn about how the past and present have continued to help our country to be appealing and loved by all.
These are the top 5 historic sites in Kingston, according to Visit Jamaica (Jamaica Tourist Board)
- Hope Botanical Gardens
- St. Andrew Parish Church
- Jewish Cemetery
- Devon House
- The National Heroes Park
Visit www.visitjamaica.com for more information about these top rated sites. Image credit (visitjamaica.com)