Bangladesh is such a fascinating and fun country to visit. There is so much to see and do!
Bangladesh is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal and between Burma and India. Bangladesh’s absolute location is 24 00 N, 90 00 E. (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bg.html)
Overall Bangladesh has a very tropical climate; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October).
People and their environment
Some of the natural resources the Bangladeshi people use are natural gases, fertile soil, water, coal, and timber.
Most of Bangladesh is within the broad delta formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Bangladesh is mainly all flat land except for one significant area of hilly terrain, that is one-tenth of it’s territory.
Some of the major cities in Bangladesh include Dhaka, the capital, Chittagong, Khulna, and Rajshahi.
All about the People
The Bangladeshi people speak mainly Bengali. The majority of the Bangladeshis are muslim. Most Bangladeshis look indian. Bangladeshi people have unique dress preferences. Bangladeshi men wear panjabi on religious and cultural occasions, lungi as casual wear and shirt-pants on formal occasions. Shari is the main dress of Bangladeshi women. Some women in urban areas also wear pants, skirts and tops.
Things to do in Bangladesh
Some places to go see in Bangladesh include, the Mainimati Ruins, the beach, the National Assembly building, the Bangladesh Tea Research Institute, and Shankharia Bazar.
Bangladeshi cuisine incorporates many Persian-Arabic elements and the usage of beef greatly sets it apart from the cuisine in West Bengal in India. It also has considerable regional variations.
- South -being close to the sea, tend to have a larger use of sea fishes in their cuisines in addition to coconut. Shutki, which is an especially treated dry fish, is extremely popular in these areas.
- Central – Dishes involving fried rice and a lot of meat are usually legacies of Dhaka’s past as the capital of Bengali empires. Much of this is still visible in the old city, where dishes like biriani, Mughlai porota and bakhorkhani are made by specialty stores, many of which have existed for over a century.
- West and North-west – Vegetable curries heavily occupy the main eating in these areas. Also, spices are more commonly, and more heavily, used. River fishes (sweet water fishes) are common in the dishes.
- North-east – Large number of lakes around encourages greater use of lake fishes in the cuisine. Because of proximity to the hills in Assam, several fruits and pickles that are otherwise absent in rest of the country, such as shatkora are used in cooking and serving, producing a distinct nature to the dining menu here.