Travel to Bangladesh and Become One with Nature
Just like a painter’s canvass, Bangladesh is a country of an amazing mixture of colors, textures, and images. This South Asian country may not have the glorious architecture or mesmerizing man-made structures that have propelled the tourism industry of other countries, but it definitely ranks high in natural charms.
Where to go
Although Bangladesh has suffered from a decline in tourist arrivals in the past years, the country is beginning to pick up its pace and attracts more foreigners each year. You can choose from a long list of tourist attractions like the green tea gardens, world’s largest mangrove forest, relics of Buddhism, and other natural water resources. Here are two renowned tourist destinations:
Mainimati Ruins- This religious area houses several Buddhist architecture. You can find over 50 Buddhist sites here that contain different statues, inscriptions, treasures, and buildings. You will need permission from military officers to visit some sites.
Sundarbans National Park- It is here that you can experience wildlife in its rawest form. The Sundarbans National Park is considered the largest mangrove forest in the world and it is home to the mighty Bengal tiger, crocodiles, deer, river dolphins and other exciting animals.
What to do
Bangladesh is a favored destination for those who enjoy wildlife-related activities and other adventures in Mother Nature’s turf. Go bird watching in the country’s many national parks like Rajendrapur and Madhupur. You will also love Madubashah, where you can enjoy quiet time at a lake and bird sanctuary.
Tanning addicts can recline and have fun under the sun at the sandy beaches in Kuakata or head for the world’s broadest and longest beach called Inani Beach. (For more information regarding tanning under the sun, read The Guide to Beach Tanning)
What to remember
Take care when visiting Bangladesh because of the two C’s: cyclones and conflicts. The monsoon in the country can cause deadly rains and wreak havoc. Cyclones are not new to Bangladesh; thousands have already been killed and properties destroyed because of these powerful phenomena. (see Top Ten Hurricanes Of All Time)
In addition, avoid hot spots that have uncertain security situations. Political riots happen all across the country so you will have to stay updated with the news and avoid trouble areas.
This is the best place to be when you are looking for pure natural adventure. Your sight-seeing activities can also be opportunities to learn more about wildlife and the environment. It may be far from the high-rise cosmopolitan and posh centers you can find in most Western cities, but you can’t deny the country