Spotlight on Bangladesh

21 January 2021

As we all look forward to international travel opening up once again, Remote Lands is taking a special look at Bangladesh.

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As we all look forward to international travel opening up once again, Remote Lands is taking a special look at Bangladesh. From the mangroves of the Sundarbans to the tea fields of Sylhet, Bangladesh is a rarely visited corner of Asia with a great deal to offer discerning travelers. Historically, culturally, and socially fascinating, Bangladesh is a land of spectacular architecture, beaches, and tigers that few outsiders ever truly experience.


This is the cultural heart to Bangladesh — an endless urban whirlwind. The city is a treasure trove of historic sites and cultural treasures, chief among them are the crowded streets of Old Dhaka, the ornate Tara Masjid, and Lalbagh Fort, the commanding, sprawling structure that served as a symbol of Mughal might over the region.


A maze of mudflats, islands, mangroves, and tidal waterways, the Sundarbans are home to Ganges River dolphins, saltwater crocodiles, and of course the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. A wild, biodiverse frontier, the Sundarbans make up the largest mangrove forest in the world.


At 72 miles long, Cox’s Bazar is believed to be the longest beach in the world. A testament to its long history, the Cox's Bazar of modern day is an eclectic mix of Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. St. Martin's Island to the south is Bangladesh’s only coral island, far-removed from the mainland crowds.

READ MORE CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS Outside of the industrial Chittagong city, travelers will find the verdant Chittagong Hill Tracts, a meeting of worlds of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. Here, travelers will find tribal groups such as the Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Tenchungya, Chak, and Mru, descended from Himalayan peoples who largely practice Theravada Buddhism READ MORE SYLHET Filled with hill tribes, lush highlands, and protected forests, Sylhet is the heart of Bangladesh tea country due to its elevation. Modern Sylhet retains much of its colonial charm, a fusion of British aesthetics and South Asian design evocative of the British Raj. Travelers can hike and cycle through the tea fields and explore the verdant Lowacherra Forest. READ MORE   SAMPLE JOURNEYS THE BANGLADESH LOOP: FROM DHAKA TO THE SUNDARBANS READ MORE > NATIONAL AND NATURAL TREASURES OF BANGLADESH READ MORE > A BANGLADESH BREAK: DHAKA & COMILLA READ MORE > CLASSIC BANGLADESH READ MORE >   READ DISTANCE BY DESIGN   #TAKEMETOREMOTELANDS AS RECENTLY FEATURED IN • The Wall Street Journal • Town & Country • Departures • Travel + Leisure • Forbes • Condé Nast Traveler • BusinessWeek • National Geographic Traveler • Palm Beach Post • Chicago Tribune • Financial Times • BBC • Fox Business News • The New York Times REMOTE LANDS, INC.
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