South Asian most precious gem – that is Bangladesh, located at the Bay of Bengal. The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is officially bordered by Myanmar and India and also surrounded by Nepal and Bhutan, divided only by Siliguri Corridor (a stretch of land sometimes also called the Chicken’s Neck).
Bangladesh is one of the most populous countries in Asia with population reaching almost 170 million people (it is also one of the most densely populated countries) and most of those people have Islam as their religion. Their official language is Bengali language . Bangladesh also covers an area of nearly 150 000 square kilometres.
The capital city is Dhaka which also serves as one of the urban centres. Although, Bangladesh is still considered a developing country, it possesses one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and owns great natural resources including natural gas. The production is focused on rice, tea and also textile.
Bangladesh is also famous for having all three largest rivers in Asia (Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna) flowing through its territory.
Together, they form the world’s largest delta – the Bengal delta, which is a very lush and fertile area with rich biodiversity. Apart from the delta, the area of Bangladesh has more than 700 rivers and is also home to plenty of large mangrove forests and highlands perfect for tea growing. This makes Bangladesh one of the greenest countries in the world.
Mangrove forests and their famous inhabitants – tigers are one of the biggest attractions for tourists. The country’s hidden temples and mosques belonging to UNESCO World Heritage ale also true jewels of this “Land of Rivers”. Travelling by boat is therefore so often there, that is could be considered a way of life.
Because the tourist industry is not blossoming so well, and the infrastructure stays little bit behind, exploring this country can serve as a great time travel experience.
The locals are welcoming and warm-hearted and appreciate every visitor. It is a place where time has slowed down a little, only for its best though.