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A Visit to Moheshkhali Island

Cox’s Bazar is a popular destination for tourists who come to Bangladesh. Its diverse attractions, such as street vendors, large markets and noteworthy sights, see an influx of thousands of visitors each year. But there is one jewel amongst the attractions of Cox’s Bazar, namely Moheshkhali Island. It is an island that is known for its beauty and tranquility, and many eager rickshaw operators patiently await the arrival of visitors, to offer them a unique tour of the island.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Wari-Bateshwar

Wari-Bateshwar is the archaeological site of an ancient city in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh. Situated near the Wari and Bateshwar villages, about 75 kilometers from Dhaka and 3 kilometers west of Belabo in the Narshingdi district of Bangladesh, it is believed that the city dates back to 450 BC, making it a significant archaeological discovery.

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The Beautiful Art of Nakshi Kantha

In the rural areas of Bangladesh, as it has been for centuries, the communities are much poorer with fewer opportunities than those living in the cities. And it is through the struggles and hardships that the woman of these communities have learnt and passed down through the generations the art of Nakshi Kantha. It is a form of quilting that has taken various shapes, and has not only helped to recycle old cloth and saris but has become a popular traditional commodity found in every home across Bangladesh.

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Look into the Past at Varendra Research Museum

Just a short distance away from the Rajshahi University in Rajshahi, in Bangladesh, is the Varendra Research Museum. Over the years, the museum has not only gained popularity as a research centre, but as an attraction in Bangladesh. Established in 1910, the Varendra Research Museum became a part of the Rajshahi University in 1960 and is known to be the oldest museum in the subcontinent. This fact and that it is home to the largest collection of archaeological and historical artifacts and documents in regard to Bangladesh, makes this an attraction worth visiting.

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Dhakeshwari – A Symbol of Hinduism in Bangladesh

The state-owned Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka is considered to be the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh. Situated just southwest of Dhaka University’s Salimullah Hall, Dhakeshwari stands behind a boundary wall with its entrance framed by an ornate gateway.

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The Impressive Mosque of Shahi Eidgah

An Eidgah is a large open-air mosque built on the outskirts of a city for the purpose of performing Eid salah – prayers of supplication to Allah. Shahi Eidgah, which is situated in the city of Sylhet in north-eastern Bangladesh, is one of the largest and oldest Eidgahs in Bangladesh. More than 100,000 worshippers can perform salah simultaneously in this Eidgah. The turreted walls surrounding Shahi Eidgah give it the appearance of a grand fort from the outside. It is, however, meant for the congregating of worshippers during the two Muslim Eid festivals.

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Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti Celebrations

During the month of May, two significant literary masterminds from Bangladesh are honored in a ceremonial festival. The births and deaths of these two remarkable men are remembered, as their impact on Bangladesh and the legacy they left behind still play a vital role in the culture and history of the country. Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti, are two days of remembrance and celebration across Bangladesh, and a unique cultural experience for visitors. Tourists who are able to attend the festivities are recommended to join in this personal and heartfelt tribute to legendary literary visionaries.

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Mangalkavya – Tales of the Gods

Poetry has been widely appreciated for centuries by people from around the world. Various styles and topics have arisen over time. Between the thirteenth and eighteenth century the people of Bangladesh wrote a genre of poetry called Mangalkavya. Mangalkavya poetry, pays tribute to the Bengali deities and gods, and tells the stories of battles and victories, praising the powers of the deities.

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