The capital Dhaka is a densely populated and congested metropolis considered one of the most frantic places on earth, although with its estimated 400,00 rickshaws (the highest of any city in the world) getting around should be of no problem. Since the war of liberation in 1971 Dhaka has been developing fast as a modern city and is the countrys political and commercial centre.
Enjoy fish? Then you're going to the right place. Bangladesh is known as a fish lovers paradise with most the country living of fresh water river fish and rice. Most popular is the 'national fish' Hilsa, it's very tasty but somewhat difficult to eat on account of its numerous fine bones.
Out with its cities Bangladesh is a country of vast natural beauty. To the far south east lies Cox Bazar, the longest unbroken sea beach in the world, boasting pristine sandy beaches, coconut palms and tropical climates. On the opposite coast bordering India's West Bengal lies the Sundarbans ('beautiful forests') which is the largest single mangrove forest in the world.
Citizens of most countries will require a visa to enter Bangladesh which can be purchased before travel or on arrival.