Best Places to Visit in Bangladesh
If you would like to come and experience Bangladesh? yes, keep reading I will explain to you how I explore Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is the least touristy destination in the world according to the world bank. a beautiful small country in South Asia bordering with India and Myanmar is yet to be developed in tourism. India’s neighbor Bangladesh is, but you will find a less developed and more laid back atmosphere here. People of Bangladesh welcome foreigners everywhere and try to help them in any way possible. It is very difficult and always very hard, disputable to make a list of the best places in a country. Here you will find 5 best places to visit in Bangladesh which you should not missed.
1. Sundarbans Mangrove Forest :
The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the earth and UNESCO certified world heritage site. Sundarbans is located between India and Bangladesh but the majority portion is situated in Bangladesh. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests. The name derived from the “Sundari” trees which are seen here plentifully. It is home to the last remaining Bengal Tiger in the world and much other wildlife. That is why Sundarbans come as the number one best place to visit in Bangladesh.
2. Cox’s Bazar :
Cox’s Bazar is the longest unbroken sandy beach around the world, 125km covered in salty fishing skiffs and bustling jetties. It is a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. Cox’s Bazar is a seaside town, spilling out into the Bay of Bengal. It is the place of miles of golden sands, lofty cliffs, surfing waves, amazing conch shells, beautiful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes, and mouth-watering sea foods.
3. St. Martin’s Island :
St. Martin’s Island is a small island. It is situated in the north-eastern part of the Bay of Bengal, the total area of the Island 8km2. There is a small adjoining island that is separated at a high tide called Chhera Island. Concerning Myanmar, It is about 8 km west of the northwest coast. Island is situated at the mouth of the Naf River. If you stay here overnight and enjoy one moonlit night here, you will want to stay on this island forever.
4. The Shat Gambuj Mosque :
The Shat Gambuj Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the topmost Tourist Attraction in Bangladesh. Shat Gambuj Mosque is one of the largest historical mosques during the Sultanate period. It was built by great Ulugh Khan Jahan. This mosque situated three miles west of the present Bagerhat town. The architectural beauty of the mosque is famous for its sheer size, which is the attraction of the tourist. There is an archaeological museum where you can find different archaeological and historical materials of that time. The museum is located beside this mosque.
5. Lalbag Fort :
If you looking for Mughal Empire Sculpture in Bangladesh then you must visit Lalbagh fort. It is 17th -century incomplete Mughal fort. most popular and renowned one and bears a great significance of art by the Mughal Empire in Bangladesh. It stands proudly before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of the old city. Mughal prince Muhammad Azam started the fort’s construction work during his viceroyalty in Bangladesh. But the construction work remained incomplete, his father Aurangazeb called back to the capital Delhi. His son Shaista Khan did not complete the fort though he stayed here up to 1688. In 1684 his daughter Pari Bibi died. After her death, he started thinking the fort ominous and left the structure incomplete. There are several structures in the fort area.