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Bangladesh


It is a country in southern Asia with India and Myanmar as its neighbours. This Bengal region has a mixed heritage of Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim cultures. The Sundarbans are the largest mangrove forest in the world. It is situated about 300km southwest of the capital, Dhaka. The mangrove forests stretch about 85km into the mainland.


One of Dhaka's landmarks is the Lalbagh Fort built in 1678. It is situated near Cox's Bazaar. St. Martin's Island is a coral island located about 14km southwest of Teknaf.

 

The second largest city in Bangladesh is Chittagong. It is situated on the banks of the River Karnaphuli. It is a tourist centre as well known for its ancient buildings and shops. The Portuguese enclave of Paterghata has a church and has remained a Christian centre.

 

Cox's Bazaar is a popular tourist spot and has great beaches, cliffs, temples and Pagodas. The 120km long beach here is the world's longest uninterrupted beach. It is surrounded by forests. Cox's Bazaar is about 150km from Chittagong. The Inani Beach is 35km from here and is situated amongst hills and cliffs. The area is a great picnic spot and tourists can go surfing, swimming and sailing.

 

Bangladesh is known for the famous Royal Bengal tiger, leopards, asiatic elephants, langurs, gibbons and black bears. There are sea tortoises, turtles, pythons, and crocodiles.  

 


 

 




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