Bangladesh is a dynamic country in South Asia full of natural bounty. It is a small nation charged with perseverance and promise, home to nearly 160 million people, the country has countless rivers, lakes and ponds and also features deep jungles or uninhabitable hills. The majority of world considers it a frying pan –flat country but yet within its flat framework it is filled with amazing attractions like Sundarbans National Park, the unseen relics of Buddhist kingdoms in Rangamati, the lush and aromatic tea gardens around Srimangal, glorious beaches of Cox’s bazaar and many more amazing attractions that makes Bangladesh a must visit for any traveler.
Dhaka, the capital and largest city of country is known for its colorful history and rich cultural traditions, is affectionately known as city of “Mosques and Muslim”. Today it is grown into a mega city and main hub of the nations’ industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities. Make a plan and catch discounted flights to Dhaka and spend some time in this culturally rich nation.
The Sixty Dome Mosque
Also known as Shat Gumbaj Mosque, is the largest historical mosque in Bangladesh and has one of the most splendid Muslim architecture on the Indian subcontinent. There are actually seventy-seven low domes arranged in seven rows of eleven, and one dome on each corner bringing the total of 81 domes. The mosque was built between 13th to 16th centuries and has many features to show the ingenuity of contemporary craftsmanship.
New Dhaka city
New Dhaka city started to grow after the independence of the country and has all the features of a well developed city. With comparatively wide roads, high rise shopping malls and various important administrative offices. Major attractions of the city include The National Museum, The Science Museum, The Liberation War Museum and many more.
It is one of the great historical sites of Bangladesh and is the oldest temple built in 1752. The most noticeable feature of this temple is its terracotta plaques, which are a great source of knowledge for historians. The craftsmen who made them had engraved various pictures of contemporary society and their socio-economic condition. This three storey temple, situated in Dinajpur was built by Maharaja Pran Nath and is well worth visit.
In the southwestern part of Bangladesh lies the largest mangrove forest in the world, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The magnificent beauty of this site is further enhanced by meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries which further enhanced its charm. It is the home of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger and variety of beautiful birds. Migratory birds flocking here from Siberia, makes it even more lively and vibrant. Visitors here can indulge in various recreational activities like wildlife photography, jungle safaris, boating inside the forests, nature study or just to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. Plan now and fly to Bangladesh to enjoy a fabulous journey to this exciting land of natural abundance.
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban
Also known as National Parliament House it is located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital city of Dhaka. It was created by architect Louis I. Kahn and is one of the largest complexes of its kind in any country. Situated over an area of 200 hectares it includes buildings of National Assembly, hotels for members of Parliament, ministers and secretaries etc. It is also surrounded by attractive gardens and an artificial lake which makes it even more fascinating.