Known as the “Land of Rivers”, Bangladesh is a destination which entrances the visitor with its winding waterways, lush jungles, jewel-bright colours and fragrant spices. The country is low-lying and situated on sprawling deltas which criss-cross the landscape with rivers. Boat travel is common, and some popular things to do include gliding through silent mangrove trees on a wildlife swamp safari, or taking a boat ride through chaotic capital city Dhaka. Bangladesh also possesses the Sundarbans, a huge mangrove forest which crosses the border into Eastern India. Here, you might be lucky enough to see majestic Bengal tigers roam.
In addition to breathtaking natural surroundings, Bangladesh possesses a rich, complex culture. It’s more off-the-beaten-track than India, and consequently has much for the pioneering traveller to discover. Whether it’s the stunning Mughal old city of Dhaka, the silk city of Rajshahi, or the country’s riotous, colourful festivals, there’s something to wow everybody. Bangladesh is also home to the longest beach in the world, Cox’s Bazar, whose golden sands stretch out for a whopping 120 kilometres.
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