Bangladesh Things to Do

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Bangladesh Things to Do

  • Playing with mud in Gulf of...

    When in the Sunderbarns, go to the beach and have a swim in the sea at Gulf of Bengal.Above the shoreline you will find sand, but below high-tide line, the fine materials are sedimented, so you will walk on slippery ground consisting of clay with high organic content. Adhesion of the sediment is so strong, that you can use it to play ball games in...

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  • Language movement day celebrations in...

    is a national holiday on Feb. 21 to celebrate the initial students' demonstrations in 1952, a movement which lead to the recognition of Bengali language in this part of former Pakistan. It was the start of nationalist movements which finally resulted in Bangladesh's separation from Pakistan.People venture to Shaheed Minar, a national monument near...

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  • Gold smiths in Old Dhaka

    Old Dhaka is described in every guidebook and worth a visit. It does not make sense to go on a Friday, since most of the shops are closed then.Hidden behind small entrances (when closed the entrances look like shops closed with roller shutters) are small alleyways where goldsmiths work. It is interesting to watch them and they are very friendly.

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  • Bara Market in Khulna

    This is a local market near the riverside off Station Road, close to Khulna Junction train station.And that is all there is too it: Nice location, nice local market alleys, relaxed atmosphere - for all lovers of locas markets.

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  • Brickies labourers in Khulna

    Bangladesh has a large brick production industrie, you see the chimneys throughout the country. The bicks are for domestic use.Since there is water literally everywhere in the country, bricks are transported by boat whenever possible. Along the riverside near the prison you can see workers unload the bricks from the boats. It is amazing that they...

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  • Walking along the riverside in Khulna

    Walk along the river near municipal prison is a nice way to watch people loading and unloading their boats, washing clothes etc.

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  • Take an afternoon boat ride to the...

    We had a free afternoon between workshops and so took the opportunity to travel about 30kms from Khulna to Mongla from where we picked up a small passenger boat that took us to Karamjol, a gateway to the Sunderbans National Park. Entrance permits for foreign visitors were 200Taka but for Bangladeshi residents it was free.Our arrival in Karamjol was...

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  • Dhaka - The Rickshaw capital of the...

    Ever know which is the rickshaw capital of the world? Yes, its Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Despite the sophistication, more than 3,00,000 rickshaws brightly-painted and decorated run in its streets adding to the traffic jam.

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  • Cox Bazar - Chittagong

    Cox Bazar is said to be the world's longest (120 kilometers) natural sand beach. It is the greatest tourist attraction in the country and definitely worthy of a visit. There is also good sea-food here. It is located at a distance of 152 km. from Chittagong, the leading seaport of Bangladesh. It is well connected both by air and road from Dhaka and...

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  • Shahid Minar at Dhaka

    The Central Shahid Minar in Dhaka is a monument in honour of the language martyrs of 1952. On February 21, 1952, many students and political activists were killed as Pakistani police force opened fire on some protesters who were demanding equal status to their mothe tongue, Bengali. The place was near Dhaka Medical College and Ramna Park in Dhaka....

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  • Savar near Dhaka

    The National Martyrs' Monument at Savar, near Dhaka is a vey beautiful sight. It takes about an hou fom the Dhaka city.

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  • Take boat trip

    Water is everywhere during the monsoon season in Bangladesh. You can hire a boat for a few hours and go sight seeing. You can go pretty much everywhere in Bangladesh with a boat.

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  • Fantasy Kingdom Theme Park

    I was rather pleasantly surprised to see a world class theme park near Dhaka city. There are other, smaller parks, but fantasy kingdom is by FAR the best. The entry is about $3 US which is very reasonable, the rides are clean, safe and lots of fun, the food is great too . This is a safe haven to take your kids for fun in Bangladesh, since the...

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  • Hindu temples of Comilla

    Just south of the town of Comilla there is an interesting Hindu temple in the Bengali style. The interior is very gaudy, kitsch-like in the modern fashion of Bengali Hindus, but the site obviously harbours tradition and the gaudily painted gods don't repel but retain an air of ancient beliefs and philosophy. The local resident Brahmin and his...

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  • Mainimati ancient cultural site and...

    Near Comilla (8 km), and conveniently located near the Chittagong-Dhaka highway are the ruins of an ancient civilization. This was an early Buddhist culture, and was rediscovered during 2nd world war when troops were making defence positions against a possible Japanese invasion here (they came very near).Located near and partly on a long ridge in...

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  • Rickshaw art

    Every one of the millions of rickshaws in Bangladesh is decorated with paintings depicting romantic scenes and versions of physical paradises. Some is plain kitsch, other stuff may be worth a closer study and is real art.If you turn right on your way down to Sadarghat in Dhaka, just before the harbour area you will find the rickshaw painters' areas...

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  • Rangamati rowing boats

    The small rowing boats used at the Rangamati reservoir are seemingly miniatures of the larger ocean-going sailing vessles used in Bangldesh. They look very sturdy and safe. The way they are being rowed is also interesting; the rower faces forward, standing and more or less pushes with the oars, not pulls as one normally does. A sort of Bangladeshi...

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  • Buddhist influence in the Raozan area of...

    Raozan district stretches north-east of Chittagong and is a center of Buddhism in the country. Many non-tirbal Buddhists live here as well, and Raozan is dotted with old and a few new examples of Buddhist architecture and religious expression.

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  • Foy's Lake, Chittagong

    In the same area as the hills that I recomended for walking is Pahartali (lake), mostly called Foy's Lake even locally, and offers soem pleasant boating. Good for afternoon and evening relaxation. Bring some drinks and picnic stuff and you'll be set for a nice and perhaps even romantic evening. Don't expect to be alone there, though. The...

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  • Patenga Beach boat hire

    To get out from the beach at Patenga, for a sightseeing up the Karnaphuli river or simply out on the ocean a bit, you can hire local boats right there on the beach. The ruling concept is just to take a group of people out an puff a bit back and forth outside the beach and then jump into the sea for a swim. You may have to negotiate fares for other...

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  • Patenga Beach, Chittagong

    Not a real must-see, but just about the only alternative for a decent beach outing in Chittagong.Patenga is some 20 km out of Chittagong by the airport road near the naval batteries at the mouth of Karnaphuli river.This is a mediocre beach in terms of water quality and sand (rather muddy, both), but an excellent place for romance, juding from the...

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  • Signage and advertisment boards

    I'm on a constant watch for interesting and funny signage and advertisement posters. Dhaka is quite ripe with them. Nothing beats radz@VirtualTourist.com's Bihar page, though - check it out!!!!Down toward Sadarghat in Old Dhaka there are many hole-in-the-wall shops with more or less English competent advertisement writers emloyed to capture their...

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  • Bangladeshi rural cooking

    Getting aquainted with the countryside, you will be invited for a meal at someone's house sooner or later.The food is safer here than in the city and it's good, based on whatever raw materials can be had. They make the most out of it and take pride in theri Bengali cooking. Ensure you get to see the kitchen (iof they allow you) and see the sculpted...

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  • Sea fishes of the Bay of Bengal

    Early, early monring, go down to the Cox's Bazaar harbour and watch the sea fishermen come in with their catch. There are some amazing catches coming in. I was lucky to see this guitar fish of about 2 1/2 meters' length being hauled out of the boat.

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  • Cox's Bazaar early morning fish catch

    Early in the morning the fish catch is landed at the Cox's Bazaar harbour. It is worthwhile getting up early to see what (used to) move about underwater, and what you can expect to see pn the menue of the day.

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  • Cox's Bazaar harbour

    Cox's Bazaar harbour must be one of the most facinating in Bangladesh. It has immediate access to the salt water sea off the delta and the fish catch brought in here is very diverse. It is also a ferry harbor with ships and smaller boats plying the islands to the north and along the inner channel to Chittagong. Small boat repairs and maintenance...

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  • Wooden boat yard in Chittagong

    There is a ship yard for building wooden, traditional boats on the Karnaphuli River along the way from the city centre toward the airport.Interesting to see how they are made, well worth a stop and a closer look at this wooden boatbuilder tradition.

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  • Peoplewatching

    If there is one thing that Bangladesh is famous for, it's the people. All of them, and the individuals. The Bengalis are diverse, wonderful, expressive and beautiful. Apart from the Bengali majority there are other groups, too, that only adds to the experience.Peoplewatching is fascinating here, and if you find an unobtrusive place to watch from,...

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  • The calm and quiet countryside

    Compared to the cities of Bnagladesh, the countryside and small villages offer a calm and quiet and tranquility that is very soothing to the soul. You would have missed Bangladesh - the real Bangladesh - if you did not see the tatched houses inbetween the paddy fields and fish tanks. Go do it!

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  • The sheer mass of humanity

    Go to Old Dhaka to experience what a crowd is like. Bring your camera, some small cash and a smile. You'll get stuck, and you'll get many new friends. You can visit some snack and street food stalls, have a tea, and just experiencing the swirling humanity around you as you try to move towards Sadarghat. Rickshaw and car traffic jams here may take...

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  • Weddings

    Staying at a hotel or near a fancy restaurant you will inevitably see crowds attending weddings during the right season.If the party managers spot you and you seem to be an ok person, the chances are you will be invited to the wedding. Go!You'll get to meet the bride and the groom and the extended family, too.

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  • Silence in the Golden City

    Outside Dhaka between the between the Sitalakhya and the Megna Rivers is Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal. Until the 13th-century Sonargaon served as the seat of the Deva Dynasty. In the 14th century it was made the capital of Bengal.When Islam Khan transferred the capital from Rajmahal to Dhaka, the political significance of Sonargaon...

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  • Itakhola Mura - Buddhism in Bangladesh

    There are a lot of things in Bangladesh that seem improbable. Itakhola Mura was always one of those unlikely places that fascinated me in Bangladesh. Some 90 kilometers out of Dhaka, Comilla was at one point, the seat of Buddhist civilization in Bangladesh, flourishing from the 7th to the 12th century AD. I do not know too much about the history of...

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  • Syhlet Tea Plantations

    Growing up without television has left its impression on me. At an early age, I was told to "go to your room and read!" which I did in abundance. Among my favorite stories were those relating to plantations - indigo, tea, coffee - it was the sheer isolation that appealled to me, and in the stories I read, the very isolation that made people act in...

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  • Khulna and the Sundarbans

    Khulna is the destination of the Rocket - and the district of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Yet it also is the district where Bangladesh shows off some of her diversity.Located in the south western part of Bangladesh in the greater Khulna district, the Sundarbans or "beautiful forest", is a mangrove forest with an approximate area of 3600 sq. km....

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  • Alternative Travel

    The best way to avoid the rush of Dhaka is to leave as soon as possible - the city is not a particularily attractive destination though there is a wealth of mosques to visit and the markets are great for a few bargains. A trip I enjoyed very much was taking the paddle boat to Khulna. The boats are vintage paddle steamers - left overs from the...

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  • Talk to people

    A surprising number of Bangladeshi people speak English, even in rural areas. Milam (far right) approached me while I was on a walk exploring the village of Matlab with my collegue Cristine (always explore with a buddy). He wanted to practice his skills in English and have us over for tea (or often Tang). We passed on the tea, but met his family....

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  • Riverain Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is a land of mighty rivers, their tributaries and distributors, which flow essentially north south. Here is the land where the rivers take rest before meet the sea. The streak of meandering rivers makes Bangladesh as the world's largest delta and offers them in an unforgettable kaleidoscope of color. The rivers are soul part of rural...

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  • INDIGENOUS HILLTRIBES IN BANGLADESH

    The tribal people in Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh is a great attraction. Situated in the far southeastern corner of Bangladesh, bordering Myanmar (Burma) the Chittagong Hill tracts are home to over a half a million indigenous peoples of 14 unique tribes. Much of the traditional lifestyle is still preserved - tribal kings, village headmen...

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  • The Sundarbans-the world's largest...

    If you are a nature lover then you must visit The Sundarbans, means The beautiful forest.this is an unusal forest than others, Sundarbans is world's largest mangrove forest and recently UNESCO listed as world heritage site.

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  • RANGAMATI- The Lake and Hill Tribes

    Rangamati, the focal point of Chittagong Hill District in Bangladesh, township is located on the western bank of the Kaptai Lake- which is one of the biggest manmade lake (around 5000 sq Km) neither to known to too many people. Rangamati is a favorite holiday resort in Bangladesh because of its beautiful landscape, scenic beauty, its flora and...

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  • Archaeological site of dating back over...

    An isolated low, dimpled range of hills, dotted with more than 50 ancient Buddhist settlements of the 8th to 12th century A.D. known as Mainamati-Lalmai range are extended through the center of the district of Comilla. Salban Vihara, almost in the middle of the MainamatiLalmai hill range consists of 115 cells, built around a spacious courtyard with...

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  • Jatio Sangsad

    Go there. Strikingly Modern Architecture by Lous I khan, It is our National Assembly Building. Go there in Afternoon.

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  • Ahsan Manzil

    Near the Buriganga river, the magnificent palace that housed the Nawab of Dhaka. Now it houses a museum.

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  • Along the boatride you pass...

    Along the boatride you pass little villages, like this one. Forgotten the name.Going on the Rocket Steamer was not expensive at all, and it was a wonderful experience!

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