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Bangladesh by Gedhab on 18 August 2004 5:38pm
 
Hi,

Have any of you been to Bangladesh...if so please let me know how it was?
 
Re: Bangladesh by Gedhab on 14 September 2004 9:57pm
 
surprising that no one has commented on this thread...perhaps no ones been to Bangladesh??? Anyhow i believe bangladesh is featured in the Himalaya series, hope it is imformative.
 
Re: Bangladesh by MykReeve on 27 September 2004 1:26pm
 
Have just come back from a trip to the Himalayas with Explore - trip started in Dhaka in Bangladesh, and headed up to Bhutan via Sikkim. Bangladesh is an absolutely fascinating country to visit because so incredibly few tourists go there. Outside of Dhaka, people are fascinated to see Westerners and incredibly friendly.

Bangladesh doesn't have a lot of tourist attractions in the conventional sense - there are a few terracotta Hindu temples, and a few decaying rajbari palaces - but the real attraction is the warmth and curiosity of the Bangladeshi people.

Needless to say, I recommend visiting Bangladesh outside of the monsoon season - for much of August this year, two-thirds of the country was under water. Even in late September, we saw miles of flooded fields - and Dhaka had to close for a day in mid-September due to unusually late monsoon flooding.
 
Re: Bangladesh by Gedhab on 27 September 2004 1:32pm
 
THank you very much for your information. Ive been to Bangladesh twice already, been to Dhaka and chittagong which actually is the worlds longest sandy coastline-a fact that very few people know=)

have you been to sylhet?
 



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