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Enjoy an Eco-Tourism Experience in Cox’s Bazar

With an increasing global awareness of the need for individuals to be ecologically responsible, eco-tourism is becoming a popular choice for many holidaymakers. Located about sixteen kilometers from Cox's Bazar beside Rezu Khal – the crossing between Cox's Bazar and Enani beach – the Mermaid Eco-Resort is an excellent example of environmentally friendly tourism in the spectacular Chittagong region of Bangladesh.

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History and Tradition in Puran Dhaka

Puran Dhaka, more commonly referred to as Old Dhaka, is the original part of the bustling Dhaka Metropolitan City which serves as the capital of Bangladesh. Old Dhaka dates back to the 7th century, when the area was under the control of the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa which ruled for almost 800 years between 350 and 1140 CE. Age-old traditions and a sense of community among the residents of Puran Dhaka have remained particularly strong as the rest of the city continues to modernize. Many agree that the customs of the residents of this ancient settlement are different from general Bengali culture and to explore the streets of Old Dhaka is to take a journey back in time.

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Visit Sylhet's Sunamganj District

With both the Surma and Kushiyara Rivers running through it, the Sunamganj District is located in the picturesque Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. The Sylhet District lies to the east of Sunamganj, with Netrokona District to the west, and Habiganj District to the South, while its northern boundary forms part of the border between Bangladesh and India. In addition to the two rivers flowing through Sunamganj, it has many wetlands ecosystems, referred to as beels and haors, which are essential to the district's incredible biodiversity.

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Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque

Situated in the southwest of Dhaka, in the area of Atish Khana, visitors will discover the Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque nearby the famous Lalbagh Fort. An inscription dates the mosque back to about 1704 to 1705 CE, during the time when Farrukh Siyar served as Deputy Governor of Dhaka. It is likely that the architect behind the structure was Khan Muhammad Mridha, after whom the mosque was named.

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Natural Treasures of Barlekha in Bangladesh

With India's Assam State as its eastern border, the Upazila of Barlekha is located in the Maulvi Bazar District of the Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. Known for its numerous tea gardens, each with its own tea-processing factory, Barlekha is also famous for its production of incense and attar – perfumed oil extracted from flower petals and agarwood. Many families in Barlekha make a living out of cottage industries such as bamboo and cane work, pottery, ironwork and sitalpati – soft mats woven from reeds.

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Explore the Habiganj District

The Habiganj District of Bangladesh has the Sunamganj District on its northern border with the Brahmanbaria and Kishoreganj Districts to the west. To the east lies the Tripura Province of India and the Maulvi Bazar District of Bangladesh, with the Balaganj Upazila of Sylhet to the north-east. Consisting predominantly of alluvial plains, with numerous lakes and a network of rivers and streams crisscrossing the land, Habiganj's fertile earth is devoted to agriculture.

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Hiking Mowdok Taung

The Mowdok Taung peak is believed to be the highest peak in Bangladesh. It is known to the Tripura Tribes of Bangladesh as Ska Hafong, which translates to "The Peak of the East". It stands at a height of 1062.53 meters and over the years, travelling to the summit of mountain has become increasingly popular, not only due to the beauty of Mowdok Taung but because of all the attractions and noteworthy sites that hikers are able to view and explore along the way.

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Relax at Parki Beach

There are numerous destinations in Bangladesh that visitors are not aware of as they are usually only known to locals and guides. For visitors who wish to enjoy the unique facets of a country, these types of destinations are key to their vacations. To get away from the regular tourist sites and the bustle and heat of the cities, there is one location just outside of Chittagong that is a recommended site for relaxation and tranquility, namely Parki Beach. Here, visitors and locals can enjoy the best of both worlds in a unique fashion and take in the beauty of Bangladesh.

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