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Jafar Alam Promotes Surfing in Bangladesh

While the tourism industry of Bangladesh researches and develops the country so as to attract more international visitors, one man’s dream might just hold all the right answers. Known as the first surfer in Bangladesh, Jafar Alam is hoping that his efforts, with the assistance of Surfing the Nations, will promote surfing in Bangladesh and it will grow to become a popular tourist attraction. On his own Jafar has managed to spark interest amongst other youths, but he dreams of surfing becoming the next big sport in his country.

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Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery

The city of Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, filled with history, tradition and culture. It has endless numbers of activities, attractions, accommodation and business opportunities, and is often visited by international travelers. The architecture throughout the city is a blend on both ancient styles and more modernized construction trends. While the city grows and develops, establishments such as the Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery reach out to the underprivileged community members who are left behind in the aftermath of progress.

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Drik Gallery – A Multi-Media Marvel

Located in the Dhanmondi residential area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Drik Gallery and Picture Agency was established eighteen years ago by a small group of people who saw the need to provide a platform for media professionals living and working in developing countries. This innovative concept was soon recognized as valuable and like-minded people from Latin America, Asia and Africa have joined the original group in promoting the skills available within the majority world with regard to the media industry.

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Tourism Revival by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation

Bangladesh is a country that is diverse in its attractions, landscapes and activities. Cities and towns such as Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and Dhaka are popular amongst travelers. Attractions, including Mainimati Ruins, Sompuri Vihara and Sundarbans National Park, reveal the history and magnificence of the country. But lately a few short falls in the tourism industry in Bangladesh have been noticed, and the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation is hoping to address these issues and find solutions as fast as possible. Although many tourists visit the country, the industry does not have the ability to grow and to improve, which is the main concern for the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.

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Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal

The town of Sylhet is very popular with tourists, as it is located on the banks of the Surma River and is surrounded by breathtaking lush forests, abundant wildlife, fragrant fruit tree groves and endless tea plantations. It is a small piece of paradise in Bangladesh, hidden between the rolling green hills of Tripura, Jainitia and Khasi. It is the ideal location to escape to, to experience Bangladesh at its best. Over and above the picturesque wonder of the landscape and terraced gardens found in the town, there are many attractions for visitors to explore, and amongst the religious attractions, the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal is probably the most sacred.

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The Amazing Music of Yaatri

The popular Bangladeshi two-man band, Yaatri, has had resounding success with their debut album, “Daak”, which quickly climbed to the number one spot on the music charts of Bangladesh. Their music has been described as “overwhelmingly fresh”, reflecting elements of everyday life that are easy for listeners to relate to.

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Bhatiali – Music of the River Communities

What makes folk music different to other forms of music is the fact that its sound has not been influenced by modern or classical music. Folk songs have been performed by rural communities and have been produced by the spontaneous outpouring of expressions and emotions. They are songs that tell the tales of daily difficulties and joys experienced by the tribe or community. Bhatiali folk music in Bangladesh is the music of the fishermen and communities that live along the rivers of Bangladesh.

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Past Splendor of the Chhota Sona Mosque

The sun once bounced off the domes of the Chhota Sona Mosque, lighting up the brilliance of the mosque by casting its warm rays onto the gold covered rooftop. It was a symbol of faith and of worship, and though its exterior has lost its magnificence, the mosque remains a breathtaking monument to a time ruled by Sultan Husain Shah and the Sultanate architecture that was left behind from a period in the history of Bangladesh that was once ruled by Sultans.

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