A trip to Bangladesh will introduce you to a nation filled to the brim with history and culture that is increasingly becoming a more widely sought out travel destination. Bangladesh is known for having primarily a subtropical climate, making it an ideal summer getaway. For those looking to plan a vacation to Bangladesh, there is plenty to do and see. Home to UNESCO world heritage sites, this country is a crossroads of ancient and new life meeting in a confluence of color, life, and vitality.
- Visit the three UNESCO world heritage sites. The Sundarbans National Park, the home of the largest mangrove swamp on earth, which Bangladesh shares with India as well as the Bengal Tiger; the unique Sixty Dome Mosque; and the Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, which was the intellectual centre during the 12th
- Enjoy a mix of aromatic and flavorful teas, including the seven-layer tea.
- Love beaches? Go to the world’s largest stretch of natural beach at Cox’s Bazar; stretching 125 km, this is one place you don’t want to miss.
- Right off of Cox’s Bazar is a small island, Sonadia Island, that is home to the Bangladeshi surf scene.
- Take the opportunity to see one of 500 remaining Bengal tigers, and learn of their endangerment, and how we can help them.
- Keep track of news coming out of Bangladesh before you leave; this is a country known for political violence.
- The country has a high population, ranking at 10th in the world so, expect crowds. However, also be careful of your belongings.
- Be alert if you see a large gathering of people. Large groups usually mean political demonstration.
- Be hyper-vigilant; crime happens often here and can go unnoticed.
- Make sure to visit a health professional 4-6 weeks before you leave so you can make sure you are up to date on all vaccinations and other important medical procedures.
- Bangladesh is an Islamic country; be sure to keep with all customs and traditions, such as the Festival of Ramadan.
- Dress modestly while visiting religious sites.
- The country has been through turbulent times in history, refrain from divulging into political discussions with the locals.
- Traffic jams have become a regular part of life here, so if you get stuck, just relax.
Bangladesh has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Bangladesh before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in the country , do check out our Bangladesh Travel Guide for more information.