Safety Tips in Bangladesh

  • CAN'T HELP THEM AL:L
    CAN'T HELP THEM AL:L
    by davidjo
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by bangladeshi
  • Tunnel of fumes - yes this   i s   car exhaust
    Tunnel of fumes - yes this i s car...
    by Saagar

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Regent Airways scam

    by traveller76 Written Mar 7, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bangladesh Regent Airways [www.flyregent.com] is running a scam with some fraudulent travel agencies like Country Travels [http://countrygroupbd.com/travels.html] of BNS Center Uttara. This offer - http://imgur.com/yZCFfSZ or http://i62.tinypic.com/aac8rd.jpg - was meant to be sold only from sales offices but this corrupt agency sold unconfirmed bad tickets to me. After many attempts I was not able to get a refund, nor did the airline help.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • fake wrong!

    by bangladeshi Written Nov 8, 2013

    truly,that web page is not updated.now Bangladesh some little up to date.here in Dhaka no DIESEL Baby taxis. so pollution little,air is some comfortable.''Death from the bay'' its not true. ''Flimsy bridges'' it is a cultural thing. that thing stay in only big pond on a village. now, not 2001.yes, Dhaka city is out of control.....but out of Dhaka or tourism place is very good. little country.so many tourist-area.e;g= ''coxbazar'',''rangamati'',''sent martin'' ''Sundorbon''.if you in Bangladesh,go to Bangladesh ''Porjoton'' corporation( government Tourist corporation) And want guideline.it will be free.local Bangladesh is so much green.6 season,natural 6 color in nature.it will be your discover. http://www.photo.com.bd/Beauties/ .

    Was this review helpful?

  • ardelean's Profile Photo

    Export of Cash

    by ardelean Written Jun 26, 2013

    It is illegal, under a long forgotten law, to export notes with a value equal to, or greater than, 500Taka. If the customs find the cash on you, then it will be confiscated. There are also limits on the amount of foreign currency (>$5,000) that you can take out, if you did not declare it on arrival.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • lotharscheer's Profile Photo

    Unreliable airline

    by lotharscheer Updated Mar 1, 2013

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines is not a reliable airline, you might have unexpected delays or even canceled flights (long time ago when you could get only a 7 day visa for Myanmar one was booking Biman for that reason hoping to get a few extra days in Yangoon).

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Exhaust fumes

    by Saagar Updated Jan 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The diesel guzzling engines of threewheelers, trucks, tractors, vans, buses - you name it - aren't too well tuned. And the diesel may be mixed with kerosene to lower the price.
    The result is that road travel is giving travellers a very unhealty dose of dirty exhaust fumes.
    Consider renting an air con car with good filters if travelling with children or seniors or people with asthma. Drivers' headaches not to forget.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Political rioting

    by Saagar Updated Jan 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This happens every so often; the two main political parties clash and start street agitation and even fighting between themselves by proxy student organisations, labour unions etc.

    Shy away from political rioting and violence as shots may be fired, stones thrown and general mayhem will almost certainly ensue. Sometimes general strikes are called by this or that group, and motorised vehicles may be prevented from travelling by violent actions and firebombing. Stick to rickshaws if this seems to be a scenario developing. And do not wave too indiscreetly with your camera. The word "bandh" may have been innovated in Bangladesh.

    The mob characteristics that can be so dangerous also elsewhere in South Asia, may not hit any perceived foreign enemies in Bangladesh yet. Visitors are generally expected to have good intentions, so generally you will be left in peace.

    I have travelled during fighting in CHT and violent general strikes in Dhaka and suffered no ill effects - apart from a bit of cynicism?

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Overcrowded boats

    by Saagar Updated Jan 29, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Major ferry capzises in Bangladesh is a perennial phenomenon, caused by a combination of events; one is overcrowding.
    Also local boats can get extremely overcrowded.
    The photo shows the local ferryboat from Cox' Bazaar to Maheskhali Island.
    Learn to swim first, and then to control your panic, before setting out on these exciting tours of the Bangladeshi rivers and sea ways.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Stentorian's Profile Photo

    Safty first!

    by Stentorian Updated Mar 26, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If your are a foreigner, you are almost safe in Bangladesh. Though we have some problems around the hilly borders of the country, but we have enough safty precausions. However, some common tips for the tourist:
    1. Exchange your money from a safe place. Don't carry too much money with you at the time of exchange.
    2. Do not show your precious things to the public, as the draw attention of the robbers.
    3. Women should not wear exposing dress. There is no harm wearing western dress, but it should cover your body properly, or else people will stare at you.
    4. It is better not to hang around late at night. If you are hanging around with a group then its okay. A group of minimum 5/6 people is safe anywhere, anytime.

    Was this review helpful?

  • sazzad's Profile Photo

    Malarial Parasite

    by sazzad Updated Sep 22, 2006

    If you are a trekker Bangladesh is a nice place for you..here there are hills with nice forests and bio diversity..you will find falls,lakes in the hills..Bamgladeshi hills are mainly located in Cittagong Division and the king of the hills is in the Bandarban..All the top 5 picks are in Bandarban..Trekking in Bandarban must be a great experience without any doubt because you will have to stay in tribal village with some great minded people..There is not any touch of urbanization yet in those place..you will have to stay without electricity and the only way to move is by foot...neverything is just perfect to meet your expectation..but the problem is only one which is Malarial Parasite..The only thing to do is to protect yourself before the mosquito bites you...If you love trekking do not go there from May-October,but if you are allert enough then this is the best time to go because there will be no fog and all the falls will be in highest flow...from November-April the fear for Malaria is significantly reduced...The temperature in that time is very much cold...If should always remember there is no snow fall in Bangadesh...Always try to cover most part of your body..keep a anty mosquito lotion and try to take a vaccin against Malaria....Best of luck to all of my felow trekkers........

    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

    Was this review helpful?

  • gregnascimento's Profile Photo

    Eating Food at Restaurants

    by gregnascimento Updated Feb 11, 2005

    Be careful what you eat during your trip to Bangladesh. The food at the 5 star hotels is fine BUT be very careful about what you eat when you are dinning at local restaurants.

    I got sicker that one can imagine and ended up dropping about 20 pounds in a week.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Tips to prepare for in Bangladesh

    by atifkazi Written Aug 14, 2004

    Bangladesh itself is in alot political turmoil, the bridge between poor and rich is very large and there is alot of fighting.

    1) If you must come to Bangladesh, Dhaka, you should have a friend in Dhaka or Family before coming, trust me!, Tourists get alot of hassle here. I advise you travel in a small group with your friend/s in Bangladesh, if you go by yourself, trust me, this is a trip your going to regret.

    2) If you are from South Asia, or your skin colour is not far off from them, dress like them, like, dont wear anything fancy.

    3) Wear plain clothing, no jewellery or anything to make you look like a tourist or rich.

    4) Always have a translator or a friend who speaks both Bengali and English, because alot of the time everything is in Bengali.

    5) In the market have your friend with you and get him to help you haggle, traders find tourist as an easy target to rip off.

    6) There is alot of poverty in Bangladesh, avoid any conflict with them by not looking at them, and do what you are doing.

    7) Keep your important belongings with you all the time

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Poverty has a face

    by Saagar Updated Jun 12, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You will encounter poverty in its many ugly forms in Bangladesh. Statistically, Nepal, for instance, is quite a bit more worse off, but you don't see it in the same enormity as in Bangladesh. It can be overpowering for visitors to Bangladesh and hard to cope with (see my culture shock tip).
    It may be useful to try to gain an understanding of reasons and roots of poverty in Bangladesh, and how it affects people. The best books I know about this topic is "Nectar in a Sieve" (from India) and the anthropological documentary book "A Quiet Violence" from Bangladesh (the latter is written by Hartmann & Boyce for Food First, Institute for Food and Development Policy, published by Zed Books, Avon 1988).

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Dhaka air quality

    by Saagar Updated Jun 12, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If there is such a word as "unquality" it could be used about Dhaka's air. The blend of particulate matter, sand, dust, disintegrating garbage, smoldering trash, diesel fumes, factories, furnaces, street kitchen ovens and general environmental mayhem is taking the better out of any oxygen-rich life-giving air.
    The locals are increasingly becoming aware of this, too.
    Don a dust mask before you hit the streets. It's no longer looking crazy.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Flimsy bridges

    by Saagar Written Jun 8, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Be prepared for that balancing act when you visit the Bangladeshi countryside. With stiletto heel you'd do the plunge here.
    Appropriate footwear and clothing that can get wet without becoming too revealing - Bombay movie-style clinging wet saris...
    The photo shows my mom on her 75th birthday celebration trip negotiating a bridge of sorts (wobbling, twisting bamboo) in Raozan, Chittagong Hill Tracts.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Saagar's Profile Photo

    Live electric wires

    by Saagar Written Jun 8, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ouch!
    I travelled with an electrician in Bangladesh once, and seeing the faces he set up once in a while was an experience....
    He decided it would be a good idea to settle in Bangladesh and start a consultancy here if he got laid off in Norway!
    But this i s a real warning: there is live wiring of electric equipment and beyond that is very unsafe. Take care when you deal with electric equipment generally, and always use voltage controllers with the electronic equipment you bring with you - e.g. laptops. Otherwise they can easily be fried by unstable voltage and the not-so-incidental shorts. Bad or at best vague maintenance is the reason along with weak electricity supply. When you look at some of the wiring you wonder how it works at all.
    The wiring on the photo is the electric connection between the train carriages on the Dhaka-Chittagong express train. Don't get your fingers too close to this one!

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Bangladesh Hotels

Top Bangladesh Hotels

Dhaka Hotels
167 Reviews - 468 Photos
Banani Model Town Hotels
See nearby hotels
Cox's Bazar Hotels
8 Reviews - 35 Photos
Kakrail Hotels
See nearby hotels
Bhola Hotels
See nearby hotels
Rajarbag Hotels
See nearby hotels
Rangamati Hotels
6 Reviews - 9 Photos
Pabna Hotels
1 Review - 39 Photos
Tejgaon Hotels
See nearby hotels
Sylhet Hotels
3 Reviews - 40 Photos
Narsingdi Hotels
See nearby hotels
Nawabganj Hotels
See nearby hotels
Narayanganj Hotels
See nearby hotels
Mymensingh Hotels
2 Reviews - 8 Photos
Comilla Hotels
3 Reviews - 13 Photos

Instant Answers: Bangladesh

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

73 travelers online now

Comments

Bangladesh Warnings and Dangers

Reviews and photos of Bangladesh warnings and dangers posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bangladesh sightseeing.
Map of Bangladesh