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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport

Not only has air traffic increased dramatically in Bangladesh, but cargo transportation has also escalated, and none of the airports in the country are presently equipped to handle the massive flow of trade and passengers. Over the last few years, external trade in Bangladesh has grown from $1 billion to $35 billion, and airports such as Shahjalal International Airport are taking strain due to their lack of facilities and space to accommodate cargo. It has therefore been decided that a new airport should be built, which is able to service the cargo industry, as well as passengers.

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Zia Memorial Museum

One of the most remembered war heroes and politicians in the history of Bangladesh is Lieutenant General Ziaur Rahman. Born on 19 January 1936, Zia went on to establish the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and became the President of Bangladesh on 21 April 1977. Tragedy struck the country when Ziaur Rahman was assassinated in 1981. In honor of this revered man, the Zia Memorial Museum was established to keep his memory and contributions to Bangladesh alive. The Zia Memorial Museum is more than just a journey through the life of the late President Rahman, it is also a significant architectural piece of history.

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Gambhira, Jari and Fakir: Bengali Folk Dances (Part 3)

Gambhira dance is accompanied by Ghambira songs, and while the dance is not as popular as it once was, it is nevertheless still performed and enjoyed in Rajshahi. Through song and dance, the two main performers in their roles of maternal grandfather (nana) and grandson (nati), address issues of social, political, economic and moral concern. The dialogue takes the form of both verse and prose and there is a chorus repeating the refrain of the song. Musical accompaniment for Gambhira dance includes the harmonica, flute and drum, with the nati wearing strings of bells around his ankles.

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Chhokra, Ghatu and Leto: Bengali Folk Dances (Part 2)

Folk dancing in Bangladesh is a very popular pastime and forms an integral part of many religious, cultural and social gatherings. Chhokra, Ghatu and Leto dances are primarily attended by Muslims, but they also attract people from other communities, showing that music and dance can very often transcend any perceived barriers among people of different religions and backgrounds.

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Chhau and Dak: Bengali Folk Dances (Part 1)

Folk dancing in Bangladesh has been handed down through countless generations, forming an important part of community gatherings. Some folk dances are closely associated with religious beliefs, while others may cross the borders of religion and have meaning on a social level, incorporating elements of daily activities such as planting, harvesting and fishing.

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New Year Festivals in the Chittagong Hills Tracts

Just about every nation in the world has its own special way of bidding farewell to the old year, while welcoming the new. In Bangladesh the indigenous tribes of the Chittagong Hills Tracts celebrate the end of the current year and the beginning of the new year with a series of colorful and lively festivals called Sagrai by the Marma people, Bwisu by the Tripura people, and Biju by the Chakmas. While similar in many ways, each tribe has a few unique aspects to their celebrations, which take place in mid April every year, depending on the new moon.

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National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh

Located at Mirpur, alongside the Dhaka Zoo, the National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh occupies an area of more than 100 acres and is both a research center and a popular tourist attraction. The research team at the garden collects and documents plant specimens from all over the country, as well as from far-off locations. The garden, which is officially known as the Bangladesh National Herbarium, is categorized into fifty-seven sections and includes a cactus house, lily ponds, a lotus pond, six lakes, two nurseries, an orchid house, a tissue culture research center and comprehensive visitor facilities.

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Visit Bahadur Shah Park

Bahadur Shah Park, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a striking war memorial set amidst the splendor of nature. This fantastic attraction in Dhaka provides travelers with the opportunity to look back into the turbulent history of Bangladesh. The park attracts some two thousand visitors each day and frequently sets the scene for cultural and religious festivals.

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