Located in Southern Asia, its capital being Dhaka, Bangladesh was once part of eastern Pakistan. Its borders touch those of India, Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan and the official language is Bengali although English is also widely spoken.

The idea most people have of Bangladesh is that of a poverty-stricken country, but this fascinating country offers breathtaking countryside views and a friendly and welcoming population.

Most of the landscape is flat and very fertile therefore prone to flooding during the rainy season. Two great river systems, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra as well as countless estuaries form this immense alluvial plain. The landscape in the northeast of the country rises from the plains to form hills dotted with rich forest land.

Dhaka is a capital rich in history and offers many historical sites to visit, such as the Lalbagh Fort dating back to the 17th century, the Ahsan mnzil Palace and Museum, as well as numerous mosques throughout the city.

The country boasts numerous archaeological sites namely Sherpur, Paharpur and Mahasthanagarh, which are located in the northwest of the country. Southeast of Dhaka lies the historical town of Sonargaon and Bagerhat where there are many examples of mosques and other historical buildings.

For nature lovers Maheskali Island and Tamabil are a must, here one can admire the temples and shrines amidst splendid hillside scenery and spectacular waterfalls.

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    Somapura Mahavihara

    Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most important archeological sites in the country.

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    The Sundarbans is a natural region comprising southern Bangladesh and a small part in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.