St. John Falls near Gbedin
This impressive waterfall has formed in St. John River – a border river between Guinea and Liberia.
Map of the site
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This waterfall is some 25 – 30 m tall. The block of gneiss divides falls into two parts, where the eastern part is much smaller than the western one.
The main – western part of falls – is fan-shaped. The stream of St. John River here is some 20 – 25 m wide but after the falls it is up to 120 m wide.
Above the falls are located several more impressive rapids.
To the south is located locally famous site – Gbedin Rice Station. Here in the 1950s – 1960s was an ongoing experiment for growing swamp rice. The experiment was only partly successful.
Guinea is a land with breathtaking landscapes and high biological diversity, but it is not too easy to list specific wonders. Here are beautiful tablelands and unusual mouontain chains with many waterfalls.
Too little is known about the landmarks and attractions in this country – but most likely there are quite many.
Liberia has some of the largest remaining forest in Western Africa, here are located beautiful, forest covered mountains.
Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.