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Bangladesh Travel Information
Bangladesh Travel Information

Bangladesh is one of the most visited tourist destination of the world. If you are looking for an exotic location then plan a trip to Bangladesh. Located in the South Asia by the crystal clear waters of the Bengal Bay, Bangladesh has wonderful, long golden-sand beaches great for water sports. Diverse in nature, Bangladesh hosts the largest mangrove forest in the world which is home to many endangered species. In addition, this small but populous country is rich in history and culture and has numerous beautiful Islamic mosques, Buddhist temples and fascinating indigenous tribal villages to explore. However, the unstable political situation in Bangladesh hinders the growth of tourism in the country.

Attractions in Bangladesh:

Dhaka Zoo
Dhaka zoo is largest zoo in Bangladesh situated in Mirpur, Dhaka. It is the national zoo under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. it was ceremonially opened for public on June 23, 1974. The area of the Dhaka Zoo is nearly about 75 ha. It has two lakes of about 13 ha, which receive thousands of waterfowls every year in winter. The total number of vertebrate fauna in the zoo is about 2,150 in 191 species. Included in these animals, are about 551 mammals under 64 species, 1,543 birds under 90 species, 73 reptiles under 15 species, and about 104 aquarium fishes under 23 species. Visitors to the Dhaka Zoo will appreciate the way the animal enclosures are designed to make each occupant feel at home by mimicking the animalís natural environment as closely as possible.

Nandan Water Park
The park was inaugurated through the opening of an impressive virtual aquarium tunnel from Fantasy Kingdom to the Water Kingdom. In total twelve adventures rides -- wave pools, slide world, family pool, tube slides, multi slide, lazy river, waterfall, doom slide, lost kingdom, neptune hideout, play zone and dancing zone are on offer at the Water Kingdom.
Water Kingdom is open from 11am to 9pm everyday. Special programmes including cultural shows will be arranged every Friday, said park authorities. This park is specially designed for wholesome family day out amusement and the rides have been carefully chosen so that everybody of the family can take the ride without being scared. Visitors, for the first time, have been experiencing snowfall (Ice-Land) in Dhaka.

Gardens & Parks
Gardens in Dhaka are many in number and visited by thousands of tourists who come to the place. The visitors who plan to venture out on Dhaka Tours should include the many Gardens in Dhaka in their itinerary Gardens in Dhaka are favorite places for the tourists because they can relax and spend leisure time with their family and friends.

Botanical Garden : The Botanical Garden is also one of the most important gardens of the city and spreads over an area of 205 acres. The garden contains a large number of plant species.

National Park : Situated at Rejendrapur, 40 km. north of Dhaka city , this is a vast (1,600 acres) national recreational forest with facilities for picnic and rowing etc.

Suhrawardy Uddyan (Garden) : A Popular Park. The oath of independence of Bangladesh was taken here and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman gave clarion call for independence on this occasion on the 7th March 1971. The place is famous for its lush verdure and gentle breezes. Eternal Flame to enliven the memory of the martyrs of our Liberation war has been blown here recently. The Suhrawardy Udayan Garden is one of the most important places in the city of Dhaka. The garden is considered as a national memorial because it used to function as a military base for the British soldiers who were posted in the city.

Baldha Garden : Unique creation of the late Narendra Narayan Roy, the landlord of Baldha. The Baldha Garden is one of the most popular gardens of the city and has a collection of the rarest plant species. The garden offers a unique collection of 800 species of plants which amounts to 18,000 in all. Some of the most beautiful and rare species are found inside the territory of the garden. Located in Wari area of Dhaka city, the garden with its rich collection of indigenous and exotic plants is one of the most exciting attraction for naturalists and tourists.

Picnic Spots : There are good picnic spots in the area around Savar and Mirzapur. Other beauty spots connected by road with Dhaka include Joydevpur, Sripur, Madhupur, Rajendrapur National Park, Chandra and Salna, all of which have rest-houses that can be used by tourists on request to the Forest Department.

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