TOURISM IN BANGLADESH
Bangladesh is a land of scenic beauty. The country is blessed with natural beauty which attracts the tourists. It has beautiful beaches as well as the longest beach in the world. It is proud of its beautiful heritage and historical relics. To make best use of the natural gift, the country has developed facilities of modern hotels, motels, rest houses, youth inns and restaurants, as well as modern modes of communication, are available at all tourist attractions.
Some of the better known spots are:
Dhaka – The City of Mosques;
Chittagong – Gateway to the Bay of Bengal;
Cox’s Bazar – The Tourist Capital; Rangamati – The Heart of the Lake District;
Kaptai – The Lake Town, Sylhet – Land of Two Leaves and a Bud;
Sundarban– Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger;
Bandarban – The Hilly Resort;
Kuakata – Where the Sun Rises and Sets in the Sea;
Mainamati – Seat of Lost Dynasties;
Mahasthangarh – The Ancient Seat of Buddhist Rule;
Rajshahi – The Silk Producing Centre;
Natore – Place of Dighapatiay Palace: Paharpur – The Seat of Buddhist Learning;
Dinajpur – Old Ornamental Temple Town; and Mymensing - The Heart of Bengal’s Folklore.
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) is an autonomous government organization that caters to the needs of local and foreign tourists. BPC has tourist facilities at Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Rangpur, Rangamati, Rashahi, Bogra, Finajpur, Kuakata, Sylhet and Sundarban. It organizes package tours, sightseeing trips and excursions. A number of private sector tour operators are also active in the country.