Bangladesh: Sumaiya Tanim

I am from People’s Republic of Bangladesh, a small but breathtakingly beautiful country in South Asia. Bangladesh achieved independence in 1971 from Pakistan. 700 rivers are running across the country like spider-web. Bangladeshi people follow four main religions; Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism. Bangladesh has long been known for its interfaith and interracial social harmony. The official language of Bangladesh is Bangla. It may be noted that The International Mother Language Day celebrated worldwide on the 21st February every year is a tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives for establishing on the 21st February of 1952 when police open fired in a procession brought out by Bangladeshi students demanding to make Bangla the state language.

I live in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. This is the most populous and crowded city of Bangladesh, but its inhabitants often call it the ‘Magical City’ because no matter wherever you go, you would long to return to the hustle & bustle of Dhaka sooner. To get the authentic taste of both the old and new parts of Dhaka city and its life visiting Dhakeshwari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil and Armenian Church are must. These places would take you to a nostalgic tour to the Mughal and colonial period.  While The National Parliament Building and the Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque would give you a glimpse of modern architecture in Bangladesh, The Liberation War Museum is to take in you a session of history of Bangladesh.

Actually, the whole country of Bangladesh has so much to offer. The Sundarbans is the largest Mangrove forest on earth and a UNESCO world heritage site. This tranquil forest is the home to the last few Royal Bengal Tigers. The district of Sylhet sharing border with India is a package with its mesmerizing border view, several waterfalls, green river Lalakhal, Ratargul swamp forest, stone collecting Jaflong and the Tea-states in Srimangal. Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban of Chittagong Hill tracts welcome the travelers into a world of thrill, adventure and lusciously green nature.

Last but not the least, Cox’s Bazar is the world’s longest unbroken beach with 125 km sandy beach. The magnificent waves breaking at your feet, the warm soft sand and the gorgeous sunset is surely to enchant you for life. So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit. Beautiful Bangladesh awaits you.


The longest beach in the world Cox’s Bazar