- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Bangladesh officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign country in South Asia. It forms the largest and eastern portion the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. Located at the apex of the Bay of Bengal, the country is bordered by India and Myanmar and is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the narrow Siliguri Corridor. With a population of 166.2 million, it is the world's eighth-most populous country, the fifth-most populous in Asia and the third-most populous Muslim-majority country. The official Bengali language is the seventh-most spoken language in the world, which Bangladesh shares with the neighboring Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam (Barak Valley).
Bangladesh is a beautiful country with exotic beaches, hills, forests and other natural areas, coupled with modern facilities. Take a trip in this wonderful country with top 12 famous destinations.
Tourist Destinations in Bangladesh
Dhaka: Largest and the most powerful city in Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s capital city is an important tourist spot for everyone visiting this country, mainly for the historic significance of the places in and around this city.
The most important attractions of Dhaka are the Mughal fort complex “Lalbagh”, palace of Dhaka Nawab families “Ahsan Manzil”, monument remembering the brave warriors fighting and giving their lives for the Bengali language “Shaheed Minar”, and the national assembly of Bangladesh “Jatiya Sangshad”.
Chittagong: Beautiful landscape with kind people
This area is very popular, mainly because of the big number of ethnic groups who are living here together. Tourists from all over the globe travel not just to enjoy the natural beauty of this place, but they also enjoy the unique experience like, dress, food, language and many other aspects of people in Chittagong.
The beaches and lakes in Chittagong are frequently visited by western tourists as they provide a relaxing luxury at an affordable price.
Sylhet: The city of Hazrat Shah Jalal
A beautiful and modern city, set in the banks of river Surma, Sylhet attracts tourists as it is one of the richest places in Bangladesh. It is easily accessible from anywhere in the globe by road or air.
Sylhet’s important tourist destinations are Kean Bridge, Tamabil Jaflong, Sri Mahalakshmi temple in Joinpur, Sree Mangal, Lawacherra Rain Forest, Madhabkunda, Nazimgargh Resorts, Tilagor, etc.
Khulna: The city of Royal Bengal Tiger
Next to Dhaka and Chittagong, this city is the mot favorite to both people looking for jobs and those who are visiting this country as tourists. It has one of the oldest river ports of Bangladesh.
Khulna also provides access to the famous Sundarbans which are world’s largest mangrove forests. This forest is well known for having the Royal Bengal Tigers. In addition to Sundarbans, people also visit Rabindra Complex which is connected to the world famous poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Rangpur: Trade, Business and Tourism hub
This city has one of the most famous museums in Bangladesh called “Tajhan Rajbari Museum”. It is also simply known as “Rangpur Museum” and provides access to a wide range of things that are related to the history of Bangladesh.
In addition, the city also has number of art objects which are unique. Another museum by name “Begum Rokeya Museum” is also a tourist attraction. Paharpur Buddhist Monastery and Kantanagar temple are also frequently toured by many tourists.
Rajshahi: The city of silk
Rajshahi, a city which once produced silk that was sold all over the globe, is now an education hub and tourism center. Even today, tourists are mostly visiting the state bazaars (malls) where specialized silk fabrics are sold. In addition, it also has a large zoo which is very favorite among children.
Barendra Museum is an important tourist destination which has many world famous collections.
Bandarban: The dam of monkeys
This is one of the most beautiful places in Bangladesh, accessible from all major cities. It has a calm lake and Shoilo Propat, a water fall, which are famous destinations of tourists.
There are many Buddhist temples in Bandarban, but Buddha Dhatu Jadi is the most important among them as the second largest statue of Buddha in Bangladesh is here.
Cox’s Bazar: The fishing town with the longest beach
If you love beaches, Cox’s Bazar is the place to be in Bangladesh. With wonderful, sandy beaches and a fish port, it has a cheering crowd in all seasons. It has the famous Buddhist monastery “Aggmeda Khyang”.
Cox’s Bazar also provides easy access to Chittagong hill tracts and many people interested in adventure tourism visit this place. Tourists should make sure to buy famous handicrafts from a small village called Ramu.
Somapura Mahavihara: UNESCO World Heritage Site
This is a beautiful site which is a must to visit, if you like places of archeological importance. It is believed to be built in the 4th century and currently it is located in the Paharpur area of Bangladesh. It is a quadrangular structure with 177 cells with a Buddhist stupa in the middle. These rooms were actually used by monks to stay and meditate.
Archeologists have discovered many statues and interesting things used by these ancient monks, providing a glimpse of history of this area.