Paraguay, is a country of little over six million inhabitants, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east, and Bolivia to the northwest. It is, along with Bolivia , the only two land locked South American countries.
Paraguay features a quiet, relaxed, capital city, impressive historical Jesuit Missions, (the church of the One, built between 1706 & 1780 is beautifully preserved) many National Parks and the Chaco , a famous wilderness area. It shares with Brazil the Itaipu Dam, one of the biggest in the world and a master peace of modern engineering.
Asuncion, the capital, is located on the east bank of Paraguay River .
Asuncion’s main tourist attractions are the river front, Casa Viola, a museum housed in a historical colonial building, Independence Square , the XIX century cathedral and the botanical gardens.
Near Asuncion one can admire Itangua, known for the famous Nanduti lacework and San Bernardino, on Ycaparai Lake for summer weekend outings.
Filadelfia, is a religious city, located in the Chaco , settled by the Mennonites in the late 1920s.The community have its own schools, banks and health services. Filadelfia is a great place to purchase Indian handicrafts. The Chaco is the shelter for Paraguay ’s most endangere wildlife.