Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is located in South Asia. The country shares its most of the borders with India and a small portion with Myanmar. Bangladesh is familiar to the world for its stunning beauty and fantastic tourist attractions. Every year thousands of foreign tourists visit Bangladesh and take a look at its magnificent attractions.

Bangladesh is a land of rivers. Agriculture is the main occupation of general peoples. Padma, Brahmaputra Meghna, Jamuna, Surma are the main rivers in Bangladesh. The vast Bay of Bengal is situated in its southern part. You will find a great variety of flora and fauna here.

Tourist attractions in Bangladesh include natural attractions, historical monuments, rivers, beaches, picnic spots, hills, forests, tribal groups, and wildlife of various species. The tourist activities include fishing, water skiing, river cruising, hill climbing, hiking, rowing, watching and expiring, sea bathing, etc. Let’s know the top ten tourist attractions in Bangladesh. You can see top tourist sights in Bangladesh at a glance here.

Cox,s Bazar Sea Beach

tourist places in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar is one of the fascinating tourist destinations in Bangladesh. It is popular among tourists for being the longest unbroken sandy sea beach in the world. It is situated on the southern coast of Bangladesh and 150 km south from the Chittagong divisional headquarter. The long 155 km sea beach is filled with diverse flora and fauna. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Bangladesh.

The beach has different names and attributes. Laboni Beach, Kolatoli Beach, Sughandha Beach, Himchari beach, Inani Beach are the foremost gatherings of tourists. Red crabs and tortoise are frequently seen in Cox’s Bazar beach. Most of the tourists are like to visit Cox’s Bazar in the sprint and winter seasons. Among all the tourist attractions in Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar is the number one for popularity.

Sundarbans

tourist attractions in Bangladesh

Sundarbans is the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is located in the south-west of Bangladesh. Sundarban is surrounded by the river Baleswar in the East and the Harinbanga in the West. Also, Sundarbans is enlisted as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Sundarbans is the most adventurous tourist attraction in Bangladesh

The total area of Sundarbans is nearly 10,000 square kilometers, which 6,017 square kilometers from the Bangladesh part, and the rest of the region is situated in India. Sundri and Gewa are the most plentiful trees in Sundarbans. Royal Bengal Tigers, leopards, wild hogs, and wild cats, spotted deer, hog deer, and monkeys are the main animals in Sundarbans. The place is now trendy in Bangladesh for ecotourism and biodiversity.

Saint Martin Island

tourist attractions in Bangladesh

The only coral island of Bangladesh Saint Martin’s is situated at Cox’s Bazar district. It is an island of Bay of Bengal, about 7.3 Kilometers long, where a large number of coral rocks are found. Saint Martin’s island is a place where tourists can enjoy the sunshine, sunset, and exotic village life. The northern part of Saint Martin’s is called as Narikel Jinjira, the southern part is called as Dakshinpara, and the central part is called as Maddhyapara. There is a small and little separated island called Chera Dwip are found in near Saint Martin’s island.

The amazing beautiful beach is attracted mostly by relaxing tourists. Fishing, walking, boating, ocean scuba diving is the main activities of tourists. The water is much transparent and blue compared to other sea beaches of Bangladesh. Visiting Saint Martin’s is an exciting journey to tourists while reaching the beach by ship.

Kaptai Lake Rangamati

tourist sights in Bangladesh

Kaptai Lake is located in the Kaptai Upazila at Rangamati District in Chittagong Division. Kaptai Lake is the most extensive artificial freshwater body in Bangladesh, created in 1960 for a hydroelectric project. But currently, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangladesh.

There is a great variety of plants and animals in the hills, fish and endless biodiversity in the lake is also available. The environment around the lake is like small islands.

Reserve-Bazar Ghat and Tobolchuri Ghat are two central boat stations around the lake. Tourists start their boating journey from these stations. Tourists will be fascinated by the birds and water-centric indigenous community at every moment. Though it is an artificial lake, nobody can guess it until he knows. The best time to visit the Kaptai Lake is the rainy reason.

Kuakata Sea Beach

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Kuakata sea beach is located at Kalapara Police Station of Patuakhali district. It is known as Sagar Kannya; it means the Daughter of the sea. Kuakata is famous for its awesome sea beach and magnificent sunset and sunshine scenario. The beach is about 18 km long and 3 km wide. Blue sky, sandy beach, vast bay, and evergreen Jhaubon can attract tourists mind easily.

The beach is very long, in fact, 2nd largest sea beach after Cox’s Bazar. It is a perfect place for tourists to walk and relax.

Like the other destination in Bangladesh, Kuakata also has a delightful tropical climate. Most of the season, the temperature remains low because of rainfall.

Sreemangal

tourist attractions in Bangladesh

Sreemangal is a sub-district of Moulvibazar in the Sylhet division. Sreemangal is famous for its tea garden, also it is called as the tea capital of Bangladesh. A large number of teas are produce and export from Sreemangal. Nature has decorated it with green trees. But there is something unique to Sreemangal than just tea.

The most attractive and thrilling places in Sreemangal are Tea Gardens, Madhabpur Lake, Lawacherra Rain Forest, Lawachara National Park, Khasia and Monipuri Polli, etc. It is the greenest tourist destinations in Bangladesh.

Sreemangal is the most coastal region in Bangladesh. The rainy season is the perfect time for visiting Sreemangal because all the tea gardens, forests, and lakes are in full bloom then. 

Boga Lake Bandarban

tourist attractions in Bangladesh

Boga Lake is situated at Ruma Upazila in Bandarban. Boga Lake is also known as Bagakain Lake. It is the most beautiful and attractive natural lake in Bandarban. The total area of this lake is about 15 acres. It is almost 1800 feet above sea level. Many specialists described that Boga Lake was created by an earthquake that was happened 2000 years ago. There are exciting mythologies also found related to Boga Lake. It is one of the most thrilling tourist attractions in Bangladesh.

The blue water, big rocks, local tribal communities, surrounding green scenario of Boga Lake attract tourists. The lake changes its beauty in the morning, evening, or night. The beauty of the night is entirely different from the morning scenario.

The roads of reaching Boga Lake are not so good. That is why it is tough to visit Boka Lake in the rainy season. The best season for tourists to visit Boga Lake is winter.

Jaflong Sylhet

Jaflong Sylhet

Jaflong is a hill station, but it is a great tourist destination in the Sylhet district. Jaflong is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and near at the border between Bangladesh and the charming Indian state of Meghalaya. The serial mountains and rainforests overshadow Jaflong.  Khasi is the local tribal community in Jaflong.

The beautiful Mari river has started its journey from the high Himalayas of India, which brought thousands of tons of stone with its massive tide. Tourist enjoys the sights by watching the river, hill, and forest of Jaflong. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangladesh.

The rainy season is the best time to visit Jaflong because the green shades are blooming at that time. On the other hand, the rivers are dried in the winter.

Sitakunda Chittagong

Sitakundu Upazila

Sitakunda is a sub-district of Chittagong, and it is one of the most beautiful tourist sights in Bangladesh. Chandranath hill is situated on the east side of Sitakunda and the Bay of Bengal in the West.

Chandranath hill and Eco-park are not only great tourist attractions, but it is a very holy place for Hindu religion. Chandranath pinnacle is the highest peak in Chittagong District. On the way to beautiful Chandranath hill, some religious constructions of Hindus are seen.

Sitakunda Eco-park and Botanical Gardens, which is the first Eco-park of Bangladesh, contain thousands of rare species trees.

Mountaineering with the subjective view of numerous green trees and clouds in Chandranath hill is the main tourist refreshment. The mountain contains two waterfalls one is Sahasradhara (thousand streams), and the other one is Suptadhara (hidden stream).

Paharpur Buddhist Bihar

tourist destinations in Bangladesh

Somapura Mahavihara is geographically located at Paharpur, in Badalgachhi sub-district, Naogaon.  It was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.

Paharpur Buddhist Bihar is the extensive ruins of the ancient Buddhist architectural complex and is the most spectacular and symbolic pre-Islamic infrastructure in Bangladesh.

Tourists observe the magnificent construction with wonder. The signs of the Buddhist Monastery shows that architectural intelligence on middle age. It is the most popular architectural tourist attractions in Bangladesh.

The best time to visit Somapura Mahavihara at Parharpur in the spring or winter season is that no rains occur.

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Shahriar Hasan Sornob

Shahriar Hasan Sornob

Website Developer & Content Writer - Turbd.com

Shahriar Hasan Sornob is a professional Digital Marketing Strategist, but he is very fancy about travel and tourism. To represent the magnificent beauty of Bangladesh tourism destination, he had created the website Turbd.com. 

He is also the founder of Backend Digital, which is a full-service Digital Marketing Agency. He had completed his graduation as well as MBA from Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management, University of Dhaka. At the moment he is involved in Digital Marketing as well as travel and tourism.