About suriname360

Mission and Purpose

Suriname360 features high-resolution 360 degrees panoramic images and interactive, immersive virtual tours of places in Suriname. Through this website you can pay a virtual visit to Suriname from anywhere in the world and get yourself more acquainted with the country.

There’s a lot to see, to experience and to explore in this beautiful country and suriname360’s mission is to eventually cover all of it on this website for the world to see. This website serves as an invitation to the world to travel to Suriname to personally see and experience everything Suriname has to offer. With this suriname360 hopes to deliver a significant contribution to the development of the tourism industry in Suriname.

Skywriting above Paramaribo as seen from the Penthouse of the Wyndham Garden Hotel

Skywriting above Paramaribo as seen from the Penthouse of the Wyndham Garden Hotel

Future Plans

Developing the content for this website at this level of quality and detail is an enormous undertaking that should not be underestimated. It will take some time before most of Suriname has been covered. In its current state, suriname360 is merely scratching the surface of what’s possible in terms of functionality and content. There are a lot of very exciting plans for the future which, for now, shall remain undisclosed. However, a lot will also depend on the support the site gets from (local) organizations and businesses, either financially (in the form of advertising revenue or sponsorships) or otherwise, in order to keep investing in the development of this website and of new content.

About the Creator

Suriname360 is an initiative by Karel Donk, a software engineer, designer and photographer based in Paramaribo, Suriname. The idea for building this website came to him as early as late 2007 after completing a project involving panoramic images for the Torarica Group of Hotels. In 2008 the domain name “suriname360.com” was registered. But actual development wouldn’t start until around March 2011 with the website being launched on October 17th, 2011. The website is currently still being maintained by Karel. For more information please contact Karel using the information on the contact page.



Latest Publications

Tour of the Paramaribo Zoo

Paramaribo Zoo

This virtual tour will take you through the Paramaribo Zoo located at the Letitia Vriesdelaan (formerly Cultuurtuinlaan), not too far from the city. The Paramaribo Zoo was founded in 1966 by Prime Minister Pengel and was officially opened in 1972. There are approximately 88 different animal species to see at the zoo, most of …

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Embed a virtual tour of Suriname on your own website

Planet Paramaribo as seen from the Wyndham Garden Hotel

It is now possible to embed a select few number of virtual tours of places in Suriname on your own website completely free of charge. If you have a website about Suriname, or maybe just a page on your website where you have some information about Suriname, embedding a virtual …

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J. A. Wijdenbosch Bridge at Night

Night View from the J.A. Wijdenbosch Bridge

This is the view from the Jules Albert Wijdenbosch bridge at night. Hear the sound of strong winds as you stand 52 meters (171 ft.) high atop the bridge with a great view across the Suriname river. To the west you can see the city of Paramaribo and to the east …

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Leaders Group Conference Facilities

Leaders Group Conference Facilities

Welcome to the Leaders Group conference room. Leaders Group exploits the most modern and advanced conference facilities in Suriname. Making use of highly advanced conference technology and comfortable surroundings, Leaders Group guarantees professional and convenient completion of conferences and/or special occasions such as workshops, business presentations, receptions, teach-ins, business parties, weddings or birthdays. Skilled staff …

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Don Dion Shoe Store

Don Dion

Don Dion is a shoe store located at the Hermitage Mall in Paramaribo, Suriname. Don Dion has a wide selection of footwear from casual to fashionable for men and women featuring top brands such as Naturalizer, Life Stride, Dr. Scholl’s, Sӧfft, Softspots, Osgood Marley, Mark Fisher and more. Don Dion also sells customized orthopedic …

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