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ART AND CULTURE:
WITH THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF HISTORY BEHIND IT, BANGLADESH
HAD A RICH AND VARIED EXISTENCE. ARCHITECTURE, PAINTING,
MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA AND CINEMA ARE SOME OF THE ARTS IN
WHICH THE COUNTRY EXCELS.

PLACES TO VISIT:
DHAKA:-
THE CAPITAL OF BANGLADESH. THERE ARE PLENTY OF
PAST RELICS AND A LARGE NUMBER OF MOSQUES, MANY
OF THEM POSSESSING GREAT ARCHITECTURAL MERIT.
DHAKESWARI TEMPLE, BOTANICAL GARDENS, MAUSOLEUM
OF PARI BIBI, KHAN MOHAMMED MIRDHA MOSQUE ARE
SOME OF THE PLACES TO VISIT.
SYLHET -
LIES IN A SERENE VALLEY AT THE FOOT OF THE KHASI
HILLS AND IS ADJACENT TO THE INDIAN STATE OF ASSAM.
IT IS ONE OF THE RICHEST PRODUCERS OF TEA IN THE
WORLD. SYLHET IS RICH IN NATURAL BEAUTY AND
FOLK CULTURE.
PAHARPUR -
THE SOMAPURI VIHARA AT PAHARPUR IS THE BIGGEST
BUDDHIST MONASTERY SOUTH OF THE HIMALAYAS AND
DATES FROM THE EIGHTH CENTURY. THERE IS A MUSEUM
WHICH CONTAINS AN ARRAY OF INTERESTING OBJECTS
FOUND HERE DURING EXCAVATION.
MAINAMATI -
EIGHT KILOMETRES TO THE WEST OF COMILLA LIES A
RANGE OF LOW HILLS KNOWN AS THE MAINAMATI-LALMAI
RIDGE FAMOUS FOR HAVING BEEN AN IMPORTANT CENTER
OF BUDDHIST CULTURE.
SUNDARBANS -
THE SUNDARBANS IS A FASCINATING TROPICAL FOREST
WITH DELTAIC SWAMPS ALONG THE COASTAL FRINGE OF
OF THE SOUTHERNMOST PART OF BANGLADESH. THE AREA
IS KNOWN FOR HONEY AND WILDLIFE, INCLUDING THE
ROYAL BENGAL TIGER.
CHITTAGONG -
CHITTAGONG IS A LARGE AND THRIVING CITY SET AMIDST
LOVELY NATURAL SURROUNDINGS STUDDED WITH GREENCLAD
KNOLLS, COCONUT PALMS, MOSQUES AND MINARETS AGAINST
THE BACKGROUND OF THE BLUE WATERS OF THE BAY OF
BENGAL.
COX'S BAZAR -
THE TOWN OF COX'S BAZAR, FOUNDED IN 1798 BY CAPTAIN
HIRAM COX OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, IS WELL
PROTECTED BY GREEN CLAD JUNGLE SLOPES ON ONE SIDE AND
THE SEASHORE ON THE OTHER. THE SETTLERS FROM AKRAN
HAVE ESTABLISHED FLOURISHING COTTAGE INDUSTRIES
WHERE THEY WEAVE COLOURFUL SILK AND COTTON MATERIALS
AND MAKE CIGARS. COX'S BAZAR IS PARTICULARLY PROUD
OF ITS FINE SEA BEACH, THE LONGEST UNBROKEN STRETCH
OF SAND IN THE WORLD. IT IS ABOUT 120 KILOMETRES
AND AT LOW TIDE MAY BE COVERED IN ABOUT TWO HOURS BY
MOTOR CAR.
RANGAMATI -
RANGAMATI IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF ONE OF THE
CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS DISTRICTS. RANGAMATI
IS ONE OF THE FAVOURITE HOLIDAY RESORTS WITH
BEAUTIFUL LAKES, HILLS AND TRIBAL HANDCRAFTS.
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