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Stories and Tips Bangladesh

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Old Dhaka

Written by LenR on 27 Aug, 2005

Dhaka was originally established in about the fourth century, but it was not until the seventeenth century during the Mughal period that Dhaka gained any particular importance. The Mughals built mosques, bazaars and gardens and this development began to attract European traders who were already…Read More


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On the river

Written by LenR on 27 Aug, 2005

Most of Bangladesh is very, very flat and the whole area is bisected with numerous rivers and streams. The rivers have traditionally been both transport routes and major transport barriers and they continue to be so today. However, things are changing. Bangladesh has recently completed…Read More


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Sundarbans National Park

Written by LenR on 18 Dec, 2005

The Sundarbans National Park was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997 and is one of the most talked about tourist attractions in Bangladesh, yet in practice it is visited by only a fraction of the country’s visitors. This is of concern to…Read More


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River Crossings

Written by LenR on 18 Dec, 2005

If you fly into Bangladesh, you will be struck by the flatness of the land and the multitude of rivers flowing across the plains. On the ground it is even more startling. Most of Bangladesh is a huge alluvial plain never more than 10m above…Read More


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Food

Written by LenR on 18 Dec, 2005

Outside the larger cities, your choice of food and restaurant will be quite restricted. In Dhaka there are some excellent restaurants serving Thai, Chinese, Italian, and other cuisines, but in the countryside you will only find basic restaurants and local food. Local food has been…Read More


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Getting Around

Written by LenR on 18 Dec, 2005

Most internal transport within Bangladesh is incredibly cheap, particularly for locals, so everyone uses it all the time, and hence most journeys are crowded. On airlines, foreigners pay higher fares but they are still cheap by most standards. The thing which distinguishes Bangladesh from most…Read More


COME TO SHILAIDAH & BECOME A POET

Written by gazi shahid on 17 Aug, 2004

It was a dusk in May 2001. The sun had just set in the west. A reddish twilight was spread over the Padma. A gentle breeze was flowing over the crops of the alluvial land. I was just sitting near the water. My friend Zakir…Read More


Know Bangladesh at a Glance

Written by gazi shahid on 15 Nov, 2004

OFFICIAL NAME: People's Republic of Bangladesh LOCATION: It is situated in the northeastern part of South Asia. NUMBER of RIVERS: 230 ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: Division - Six (6) Districts - Sixty four (64) Upazila - 465 CAPITAL CITY: Dhaka TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 6 WORKING HOURS: Office hours…Read More


Bangladesh – A Glimpse Of Its History

Written by gazi shahid on 17 Sep, 2004

The history of Bangladesh is old and eventful. The land has always attracted people. The earliest mention of Bangladesh is found in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata (the story of great battle in 9th century B.C.). Evidence also suggests that there was a strong Mongoloid presence.…Read More


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Lalbagh Fort

Written by LenR on 27 Aug, 2005

Address: Dhakeswari Road, Old Dhaka Open: Varies throughout the year, but generally at least 10am to 5pm Sunday to Friday and 3pm to 6pm Friday The fort was built in 1678 by Prince Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb, who was then Viceroy of…Read More


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