Visit Bangladesh is certainly not a country you typically see in the tour brochures and magazines. Its not the current “hot spot” for travel and you would be hard pressed to find people who could quickly point out its exact location on a world map. However it is a country that has not been “polluted” with the bad side effects of tourism and this is uniquely refreshing in this increasingly “smaller” world where you can jump on a jet and be in most any country within a day or two. While perhaps not recommended for the first time International traveler due to its limited tourism infrastructure there is plenty to keep a more adventurous traveler busy.
Attractions include the world’s largest mangrove swamp, the rare and endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, a beautiful coral island, hill tribes, tea plantations and more. Dhaka, the capital city is a crazed chaotic traffic nightmare at times but aside from this there are a number of attractions to warrant a few days look. People in Bangladesh are friendly, curious about foreigners and helpful to travelers. Compared to say Thailand, tourism is in its infancy in Bangladesh, however there are tour operators you can use who provide guided services. For more information please read an article Dave wrote about his time in Dhaka here.