Bangladesh Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 50%, Bangladesh is starting to get the credit it deserves as a rewarding travel destination. Formerly known as East Pakistan until it won its independence from Pakistan in 1971, this is one of the world's most populated countries (by area) in the world. But there is room enough for worthwhile things to see and do. It offers a range of world-class travel destinations that will make you wonder why it's taken so long to the attention of intrepid PlanetHoppers! Highlights on the travel list include the legendary Sundarbans - home of the Bengal tiger - a place that is as potentially dangerous as it is beautiful. With ancient roots in Buddhism and Hinduism – before Islam came along – the country is dotted with a significant number of ancient temples and relics from a bygone era. To relax you can head for the coast and Cox's Bazar Beach, which is the world's longest natural sandy sea beach. While on the subject of beaches, another must is the Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard, where you can witness enormous ocean going vessels being systematically dismantled along long stretches of beach. While you're in Chittagong be sure to explore the picturesque and world famous Hill Tracts. Getting around may not always be so easy; but if you want a place that's both challenging and rewarding, then Bangladesh will fit the bill perfectly.
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Gawk in wonder at the huge rusting hulks of tankers, cargo ships and military vessels that have been brought to Bangladesh's Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard on their final journey, lying about like beached whales. Down the length ....
|Coordinates:||24 00 N, 90 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Bangla, English|
|Government:||Unitary Parliamentary Democracy|
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- Location: Bangladesh