The St. Martin’s Island
The St. Martin’s Island, also known as Narikel Jinjira (an island of coconut) and Daruchinir Deep (an island of cinnamon), is one of the most visited tourist’s spots in Bangladesh. The only coral island in Bangladesh is about 8 km in length and rarely more than 1km wide. It is about 10 km (6mi) south-west of the southern tip of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf peninsula. Beaches fringed with coconut palms, panoramic beauty of the island and pristine marine life attract the tourists. Magnificent landscapes, crystal clear sea water, coral colony, and the roar of the Bay of Bengal are the main attraction of the visitors.
Spilling out into the Bay of Bengal is Cox’s Bazar, an area covered in salty fishing skiffs and bustling jetties.
This little town in the far south-east of Bangladesh is known for its stunning beach which stretches for an amazing 120 kilometers from north to south along the side of the balmy Indian Ocean. This is the third longest beach on the planet and you will find local fishermen reeling in the day’s catch as well as bubbling rock pools and crashing turquoise waves that make this a great spot for surfing.
Sajek Valley is one of the top tourist destinations in Bangladesh. Located among the hills of the Kasalong range of Baghaichhari Upazila in the Rangamai District, this place is about 1800 feet above the sea level. It is known as the queen of hills and roof of Rangamati. Sajek valley is 80 km away from Khagrachari town and 90 km northwest from Rangamati town. It is only 8 km away from Mizoram, India. It is lush green, scenic beauty of hills, wilderness, the opportunity of playing with clouds attract the tourists to come here.
The most beautiful forest in Bangladesh is Sundarban forest, it is a UNESCO world heritage site densely covered with the forest. This forest protects the royal Bengal tiger and considered to be one of the largest reserves. The beauty of Sundarban national park is charmed by captivating flora and fauna like aqua-fauna, avifauna, reptiles, and predators. One can enjoy the entire day at this national park which is immensely beautiful.
Sylhet is the popular and well-visited tourist destination, it is the largest city of Sylhet division of Bangladesh. Tourists can also enjoy the shopping at Al Hamra, Bluewater, Millennium, Aarong, Kumarpara etc. The beauty of Tamabil- Jaflong, Sri Mahalaxmi temple, the largest tea garden, and Lawacherra rain forest are the beautiful eye-catching places. Tourists enjoy visiting here which offers many amazing things and places to explore and enjoy.
National Martyrs Memorial
National Martyrs Memorial or Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho is the national monument of Bangladesh, erected as an iconic structure in the memory of those valiant sons and daughters who laid down their lives in the Liberation war of 1971. This monument is situated at Savar, about 35km northwest of Dhaka. Architect Moinul Hossain designed the monument. The whole complex area is of about 84 acres which are surrounded by a green belt of about 24.7 acres. Some mass graves and a water body is located in front of the monument.
From the main entrance, visitors get a strong axial view of this structure. To reach to it one has to cross jagged and uneven path and a manmade lake by a bridge that symbolizes the nation’s difficult path to independence and the troublesome journey lies ahead.
Kantaji Temple is a late-medieval Hindu temple at Kantanagar, Dinajpur. This temple is one of the best examples of the 18th century’s stunning religious edifices. It belongs to Hindu God Krishna and so it is most popular among the devotees of Krishna in Bengal. Maharaja Pran Nath built this magnificent temple and devoted it to Krishna and his wife Rukmini.
The construction work of this beautiful structure started in 1704CE and completed in 1722 CE. Its wall surfaces, both inside and outside are ornamented with figured and floral terracotta art. The stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana, the exploits of Krishna and a series of absolutely fascinating contemporary social scenes are depicted on the wall through the terracotta art.