Historically a bauxite-mining town, Linden’s appeal to travellers lies in its vantage location. The town is split by the Demerara River, and is the gateway to the central rainforest region of the country. As the second largest town of Guyana, it houses several interesting museums and spots of heritage value. They throw the spotlight on the indigenous lifestyle and the bauxite history of the region. The traveller can also stroll through the town to gaze at the remnants of the colonial architecture. Usually off the well-worn tourist track, Linden is one of the best offbeat destinations of Guyana.