Bangladesh is a beautiful country in South East Asia. Whilst it may not be considered to be a typical tourist destination, there are many cultural sites available across the country for tourists to visit, providing a unique and interesting holiday experience for visitors. Why not buy a flight ticket to visit some cultural attractions in Bangladesh?
Lalbagh Fort is a 17th century Mughal complex in Dhaka City, so if you’re visiting Dhaka, you really ought to take a trip here! The fort complex is incomplete – construction was started in 1678, but was abandoned in 1688, never being completed. Tourists can enter a part of the fort called the Diwan, which contains a small museum featuring lots of Mughal items to browse. The exterior is also very beautiful, with gardens to walk around and some impressive architecture also being featured – The Mausoleum of Pari Bibi is particularly stunning.
Somapura Mahavihara is a Buddhist temple located in Paharpur in the North West of Bangladesh. It’s one of the most important archaeological sites in the country, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. It dates back to pre-Islamic Bangladesh, displaying a different form of architecture and culture from what is more commonly found in the country. Though the temple is in ruins now, yet looks absolutely beautiful, making it a place worth visiting on your trip to Bangladesh. Visitors can enter most of the chambers contained within, with some gorgeous gardens leading up to the entrance.
The Bangladesh National Museum
When we speak of cultural attractions in Bangladesh, how can we not mention the Bangladesh National Museum? It is based in Dhaka, containing displays on art, history and ethnography. The museum is spread across several floors and can contain a huge amount of visitors at a time. Each year, it attracts tons of tourists to its precinct, making it a must-visit location for those visiting Bangladesh.
Ruins of Gaur
Gaur is a ruined city on the India-Bangladesh border. It was a rich city in the medieval period before it was abandoned due to a cholera epidemic. The site can still be visited and looks absolutely stunning, surrounded by the mango trees from every direction. Those who are interested in learning about history will love Gaur.
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