Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Country profile

Bangladesh is a palette of greens. Threaded through by more than 700 rivers, the country’s landscape is verdant and abundant. Hop on a boat to see the country from a new angle, discover Buddhist ruins, explore Unesco World Heritage Sites, track wild tigers, visit mangrove forests and bask in the warm welcome you’ll undoubtedly receive here.

Bangladesh map

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Dhaka
Visa requirements: Required. Although British nationals are eligible for visa on arrival, the UK government recommends obtaining a visa from the Bangladesh High Commission in London prior to travel
Time zone: GMT + 6
Language: Bengali
Currency: Taka
Population: 164.7 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Not expected. If you wish to tip in a restaurant, between two and ten per cent is advisable 

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 
Indirect flights (one stop) to Dhaka (average travel time: 14h): Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Southampton

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Ahsan Manzil, landmark palace of the Nawab of Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort
Inani Beach
Lawachara National Park
Dhakeshwari Temple

MAJOR EVENTS
Bengali New Year (PôhelaBoishakh), April 14
National MotherLanguage Day,February 21
Independence Day,March 26
Durga Puja, aHindu festival
Victory Day,December 1


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