National Trust of Guyana

Fort Canje Mandir

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The Fort Canje Mandir is located at the beginning of New Amsterdam within the vicinity of the Canje Bridge and the Canje River.Built from timber, the Fort Canje Mandir exhibits much fenestration, fretwork, coloured glass panes, front porch and central tower with spire. The style of the temple has been described as “colonial creole timber architecture”.  One unique feature of this building is that at one time it accommodated the worship of the three main religions in Guyana; Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.