Bangladesh is fast becoming the new Asian Hot Spot for international travelers. This wonderful country along the Bay of Bengal features many fascinating places to visit.
Bangladesh has over 800 rivers, it being a part of the extensive Ganges River System. The rushing waters of the Himalayas slow down as they make their way across Bangladesh to the Bay of Bengal, where there are thousands of kilometers of wonderful sand beaches to relax by.
The Sundarban is the world's largest mangrove forest, covering 10,000 square kilometers on the India/Bangladesh border. The Sundarban is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home of a sub-species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. The area is explored by boat trips with some day hiking.
Cox's Bazar features some of the finest beaches in all of Bangladesh. The shark-free waters of the Bay of Bengal are warm and inviting. You can easily relax on a number of beaches, sipping on a straw from a coconut under the shade of a palm tree.
St. Martin's Island is the country's only coral reef island. Located at the very southern tip of Bangladesh, it is a quaint place to visit with great scuba diving and snorkeling along with incredible fishing opportunities.
The eastern region of Bangladesh is an amazing place to find Buddhist temples and monasteries. The region next to Myanmar (Burma) is quite hilly and inhabited by various native tribal people. Devoutly Buddhist, their temples, pagodas and monasteries are beautiful atop of the various hills. Some of these Buddhist sites date back over 2000 years.
There are wonderful tea gardens at Sylhet. Explore Old Dhaka with its many goldsmiths and narrow streets along the busy Buriganga River where ocean going ships load and unload each day.
Bangladesh contains many great archeological sites. It is home of a very ancient civilization on the Indian sub-continent.Bangladesh offers many fantastic tours and treks as you meet the unique, welcoming Bengali people. Himalayan Planet Adventures is pleased to be one of the first companies to be able to offer incredible journeys into Asia's newest travel destination: Bangladesh.