Bangladesh, the 8th largest country in the world with its population of 166,208,175, is located to the south of Asia. It is the capital and largest city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, which is adjacent to countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. The tourist attractions of Bangladesh include history and monuments, holiday villages, beaches, picnic spots, forests and tribal people, wildlife of various species.
Bangladesh was visited by 620,000 tourists in 2016. Here are 10 reasons to visit Bangladesh.
1. Ahsan Manzil
Located in the capital city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, the building was built by the French in the last years of the 19th century. This palace has served as the official residence of the Nawab family for many years and now serves as a national museum. Moreover, it is at the beginning of the most visited historical buildings in the country. Be sure to visit this pink building on the banks of the Buriganga River.
2. Lalbagh Fort
Located in the east of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, this fortress was founded in 1677 by Bengal prime Mohammad Azam Shah. The construction of this castle is never finished and all princes who try to build it are dead. For this reason it is known as an ungodly castle. Today this castle is on the Unesco World Heritage list. In front of the castle there is a wonderful garden in Babulian style. Within the boundaries of the castle are the Tomb of Bibi Pari, Lalbah Mosque and Shaista Khan Museum. In addition, the country has become the biggest castle feature.
3. Dhakeshwari Temple
Located in the former district of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, this temple was built in the 11th century with an architectural style called ‘Sena’. There are beautiful sculptures among the temples. This temple is a very important place of worship for the people. It has a very important place as the center of Hindu belief.
4. Bangladesh National Museum
Located in the Shanbag district of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, this museum opened its doors in 1913 as a Dakka Museum. However, due to the location and the value it carries, in 1983 it was changed to Bangladesh National Museum. The history of the museum has the sections such as ethnographic, civilization and classical arts. You should definitely visit this museum to learn the history and culture of Bangladesh.
5. National Martyrs’ Memorial
National Martyrs’ Memorial, located in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, was built in 1982 by architect Syed Mainul Hossain. This monument, which is 46 meters high, is the most important symbol of the city. This monument was built for the martyrs who lost their lives in the War of Independence in Bangladesh.
6. Sixty Dome Mosque
Located in Bagerhat, Bangladesh, this mosque belongs to the 15th century. Furthermore, it is the largest historical camisole in the country. For this reason, it is an important structure and visited by many people every year. Its other name is Shait Gumbad Mosque.
7. Armenian Church
Located in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, this church belongs to the 17th century. Today, almost no Armenians exist in this country. But in the 17th and 18th centuries, thousands of Armenians lived here on the Iranian side lived. Please visit this church which is the only one in the country.
8. Shishu Park
Located in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, this park was the first children’s and amusement park opened in 1979 on a 15-acre site. For this reason, Bangladesh has passed into history as an important place. Moreover, the park has many recreational activities. This park can accommodate about 6,000 people.
It is home to many historic buildings and natural beauty with the property of becoming the 3rd biggest city of Khulna. Visit Mongla Harbor and Sundarban Park (the natural habitat of the Bengal tiger and the world’s largest mangrove forest) located here.
Chittagong is of great importance for Bangladesh’s second largest city and at the same time as the main port city. Furthermore, built on the estuary of the Karnaphuli River, this city has a population of about 6.5 million. Be sure to visit this region close to Myanmar country.