Category Archives: Bangladesh

Sundarbans tourism businesses look for reopening; The Independent

Hit hard by coronavirus fallouts, tourism-based businesses in the Sundarbans are eagerly waiting for reopening of tourism in the world’s largest mangrove forest for their survival as they suffered huge losses over the past five months. The government restricted tourist gatherings in the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on March 19 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Source: Sundarbans tourism businesses look for reopening

Our heritage sites need our help to stem the ravages of time and; Tasneem Tayeb; Daily Star

The dilapidated condition of the lonely ruins scattered across the country can be attributed to many reasons.

Source: Our heritage sites need our help to stem the ravages of time and

Our Hero, The Sundarbans; H Rainak Khan Real; Daily Star

The moment H Rainak Khan Real hears the name Sundarbans, the image of a lush green mangrove forest and a Royal Bengal Tiger majestically taking a stroll flashes before his eyes.

Source: Our Hero, The Sundarbans

Grabbers eye archaeological sites; Shihab Sarkar; Financial Express

Despite the presence of hundreds of archaeological ruins in the country, the relics have been surviving undisturbed for ages. No unscrupulous quarters have ever felt inclined to cause harm to the time-tested structures. Many have, however, disappeared on being unable to withstand the assault of time. This was interpreted as part of the natural process. A handful of other sites drew attention of the authorities, and were later renovated and given the status of nationally recognised historical spots. Two of them were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1985 — the Bagerhat Shaat Gombuj Mosque and the…

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Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public; Daily Star

Countries are supposed to make a ‘tentative list’ of sites eligible to be a Unesco World Heritage Site every year, but Bangladesh has not done so in 20 years.

Source: Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public

Sixty Dome Mosque in Bagerhat, Bangladesh; Ming Mei; Xinhua

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Sundarbans: The ever-thriving ecosystem; Raquel R Bacay; Khmer Times

 

The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest area which covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kms in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

Source: Sundarbans: The ever-thriving ecosystem – Khmer Times

Unesco heritage mosque in Bagerhat, a thing of sheer beauty; Raquel Bacay; Khmer Times

Shait Gambuj Mosque, was built by Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century.

Source: Unesco heritage mosque in Bagerhat, a thing of sheer beauty – Khmer Times

Sundarbans, the undiscovered jewel of Bangladesh; Kim Bo-Gyung; Korea Herald

Source: [Diplomatic circuit] [From the Scene] Sundarbans, the undiscovered jewel of Bangladesh

The best places to travel in Bangladesh: Top 8 tourist attractions in Bangladesh; Break.com

Considered to be the most affordable country to travel in South Asia, Bangladesh is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for travelers around the world.

Source: The best places to travel in Bangladesh: Top 8 tourist attractions in Bangladesh

World Heritage Site on verge of decline; Partha Chakrabortty; The Daily Star

Time has not been kind to the Rezakhoda Mosque, one of the historic relics from the group of monuments in Bagerhat, declared as World Heritage by Unesco in 1985. Yet, the apathy of the Department of Archaeology is pushing the historic ruins into further state of decay.

Source: World Heritage Site on verge of decline

The Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh is a treasure trove; Panchali Dey; Times of India

The Mosque City of Bagerhat, situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat city, is in the southwest of Dhaka. What is remarkable about this historic city is that it was once a lost city, and was discovered after many centuries. Boasting of more than 50 monuments, all following the Indo-Islamic architecture, this region was beyond the sight of men for quite some time.

Source: The Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh is a treasure trove

10 Top Historical Heritage Sites of Bangladesh; Emon Miah; DesiBlitz

The historical heritage of Bangladesh is enriched with archeology and monuments. DESblitz presents 10 historical heritage sites of the country.

Source: 10 Top Historical Heritage Sites of Bangladesh

Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest; Susannah Savage; National Geographic

Get off the beaten path in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans.

Source: Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest

12 Best Things To Do In Bangladesh; Ketki Hanamshet; TripHobo

Wish to visit an unexplored country in Asia? Take a look at the top things to do in Bangladesh – the country with developing tourism.

Source: 12 Best Things To Do In Bangladesh

Bangladesh makes Lonely Planet Best Value Top 10; Dhaka Tribune

The report points out that Bangladesh’s Unesco World Heritage sites are waiting to be discovered…

Source: Bangladesh makes Lonely Planet Best Value Top 10

Bagerhat natural beauty, historical sites draw huge holidaymakers; UNB

Bagerhat, one of the popular tourist destinations of the country, attracted a huge number of visitors with its historical sites and magnificent beauty in this Eid vacation as in previous years, reports UNB.   While the people of all age have been crowding the tourist spots and recreation…

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7 amazing must visit tourist attractions in Bangladesh – II; Jennifer Ashraf; Dhaka Tribune

The seven wonders of Bangladesh…

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8 Ancient Universities That Flourished Across Ancient India; Aayush; Detechter

Bangladesh – Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

In ancient times India was a center of higher learning as it is one of the oldest civilization in the world. Hence, historically, universities and libraries were a big part of Indus-Valley civilization. The two famous ancient universities from India and the oldest universities in the world are Takshashila (Taxila) and Nalanda. But these were not the only knowledge centers that existed in ancient India. Education has always been given great prominence in Indian society since the times of the Vedic civilization, with Gurukul and ashrams being the centers of learning. And with evolving times, a large number of centers of learning were established across ancient India of which Takshashila and Nalanda are the most famous ones known today. Here is the list of major ancient universities that flourished across ancient India.

1 Nalanda

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The 18 least visited countries in the world; Traveller

Bangladesh – Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Not every nation can be a France or a Spain, but which countries see the fewest visitors? Take a look at the world’s least-visited countries below (by region and excluding war-torn nations like Syria and Afghanistan). Are you one of the few travellers who has visited one of these places?

Europe – Liechtenstein: 69,000 (up from 57,000 in 2016)

Europe’s second least visited country, with 69,000 arrivals in 2016, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), is Liechtenstein. That’s a rise of 21 per cent on 2015. So what are we all missing? This German-speaking sliver between Austria and Switzerland has astounding mountain scenery, apt for hiking, mountain biking and winter sports, and Vaduz Castle, a 12th century fortress. The eponymous capital has a fine contemporary art gallery – and a postal museum.

Can I visit? Yes. See liechtenstein.li

Europe – Moldova: 121,000 (up from 94,000)

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