"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience," renowned English writer Francis Bacon thus inspires people who love to travel.
Yes, it is high time to go beyond the textbooks and throw off the bowlines to make the Eid holidays more exciting and memorable. So step out in the open, follow the sun to the greens and silver sand beaches, and catch the winds in the sails to explore, dream and discover.
Bangladesh is blessed with many wonderful places attracting people to see its beauty. Here are the five most magnificent natural and archaeological beauties to visit:
Cox's Bazar [World's Longest Sea Beach]
It has the longest sea beach in the world. To enjoy the roar of the sea, you must visit the beautiful silky sand beach. It is 125 km of sandy sea beach with a gentle slope guaranteed to give heavenly feelings. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong.
Nilachal [Kingdom of Cloud]
Nilachal, the most exciting tourist spot near Bandarban where visitors will be thrilled walking through the clouds this rainy season. It is known as tiger hill which situated at Tigerpara. It is about 2,000 feet above sea level and 5 kilometers away from Bandarban town. Visitors can see entire Bandarban town and a vast landscape from the spot. One can also watch a golden twilight in the evening and also enjoy evenings under moonlit nights. The view of Nilachal is so spectacular for taking photographs.
Kuakata [Finest place to see sunset and sunrise]
Kuakata is the rare gift of nature. It is located in Patuakhali district in the southern part of Bangladesh. Visitors can see the sunset and sunrise in full splendour from the wide sandy sea beach of Kuakata. The panoramic view of the sea beach is a treat for holiday makers.
Bangabandhu Safari Park [Into the wild]
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur is one of the best latest tourist additions in the country. You will get the taste of visiting wild Africa there. It is close to Gazipur city and one can go for a day trip if visiting from Dhaka.
Visiting Time: It is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Day off: Every Tuesday
Sonargaon [City of Gold]
Sonargaon was a historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. Situated in the center of the Ganges delta, it was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. It was described by numerous historic travelers, including Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan and Ralph Fitch as a thriving centre of trade and commerce. It served as the capital of Sultan Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah, Isa Khan and the Baro-Bhuyan Confederacy.
The area is located near the modern industrial river port of Narayanganj in Bangladesh. About 29 kilometers away from Dhaka, Sonargaon is located on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Narayanganj district. The ancient city exhibits the rich historical and cultural values of that era.
Panam City, Folk Arts and Crafts Museum, and Royal Palace are some of the most fascinating tourist spots here.