Heading off to India for 9 weeks, but im thinking of going to Bangladesh as well, as I figure after a while I may become jaded, and think going to Bangladesh will give me a new sense of "culture shock" because i hear it is more intense than india
Heading off to India for 9 weeks, but im thinking of going to Bangladesh as well, as I figure after a while I may become jaded, and think going to Bangladesh will give me a new sense of "culture shock" because i hear it is more intense than india. Anyone been to Bangladesh? In particular Dhaka, the Chittagong Hill tracts and possibly sundarban park?
Is it s crazy as I hear?
I will be in Dhaka at the end of June. I am not of scared of chaos or crazy traffic. After searching information, I found that many things seem very cheap and there are some great sites to see in and around Dhaka. Other than the old town, market, museum, palace, forts and Hindu street, I also plan to see Sonargaon, only 29 km away from Dhaka city & beside Dhaka-Chittagong Highway. It was the capital of Bengal at the time of Isha Khan with some old buildings & ruins of that time. A cruise on Meghna river should be fun too.
I was in Bangladesh last summer, I visited Dhaka, Khulna, Sundarbun, Cox's Bazar, some small villages & I think I went to Chittagong but I'm not entirely sure! Will be going back to Dhaka this June for a friend's wedding. I think the level of culture shock depends on where you're from and which places you've visited before (amongst other things) but yeah I guess it could be more intense than India. Obviously the tourism industry isn't as fully developed as India's and tourists still seem like a novelty to some people there! The customs people were very interested in why I wanted to visit Bangladesh and we had a 30min chat about it! All over Bangladesh people seemed to like watching me, out of curiousity I presume, and I even had a small group of people follow me around the beach at Cox's Bazar which was a bit crazy! When I first arrived, I was a bit taken aback by how dirty Dhaka seemed and at the standard of the housing/transport etc but obviously I didn't expect it to be amazing or anything. You quickly get used to it and it's really not a problem at all in terms of travelling. The only problem I had was finding food to eat during the day as when I visited it was Ramadan and virtually nowhere is allowed to sell food during the day. My friend took me to some Hindu makeshift food stalls which were always hidden behind a black curtain, and I've never have known about them if it wasn't for him! Even then it was considered rude to eat openly in public because of the fasting so you had to eat it there or take it to your accomodation. Anyway, I really liked Bangladesh and highly recommend it (plus hanoi_girl is right about the cheap prices!)
Bangladeshi beauty goes with its famous places.Saint-martins one of the best coral island in Bangladeh.
Cox's Bazar is the longest sea beach in this world.people can have fun by traveling also most significant historical places such as, Sundarban, Paharpur,Mainamati,SItakunto,Bagerhat,etc.