ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
As an emerging tourism destination Bangladesh offers travelers many interesting diversions including archaeological sites, historic mosques and monuments, white sandy beaches, and lush forest venues filled with wildlife and waterfalls.
Major points-of-interest include Cox's Bazar, home to the longest beach on the planet; the world's largest mangrove forest; Ramu village, Sonadia Island, famous for its wide variety of seashells; the gorgeous beaches on St. Martins Island; the Aggameda Khyang sanctuary and monastery and its bronze Buddha images; Royal Bengal Tigers tours, and of course, the capital city of Dhaka, filled with the symbols of its rich Muslim history.
Note: The security in Bangladesh can deteriorate quickly due to the fragile political situation. Travelers are advised to exercise extreme caution, maintain a high level of personal security awareness and monitor local developments.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Beautiful Bangladesh (Ministry of Tourism)
- Calling Code: 880
- Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Left
- Times to Travel: With its subtropical and tropical climate, temperatures in Bangladesh can range from an average daytime low of 70° F (21° C) to 95° F (35° C) in the hot season.
There are three main seasons: the monsoon (wet) period from late May to early October, cold season from mid-October to end of February and then the hot season from mid-March to mid-May.
The optimum time to visit is in the winter when the air is dry and fresh.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Bangladesh Travel
- Cox's Bazar
- Discovery Bangladesh
- Regions in Bangladesh
- Religious Sites
- UNESCO Sites
- Virtual Bangladesh
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
|Land Area||130,170 km2|
|Water Area||18,290 km2|
|Total Area||148,460km2 (#92)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$628.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,900|
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