Dhakeshwari National Temple

The Dhakeshwari National Temple is a very popular Hindu temple that can be found in Dhaka, particularly at the southwest of the Salimullah Hall of Dhaka University. The meaning of Dhakeshwari is “Goddess of Dhaka.” This temple has become knwons as the “National Temple” of Bangladesh because the temple is owned by the state.

Dhakeshwari National Temple has been recognized as the most important Hindu place of worship in the country since the Ramna Kali Mandir, which used to hold the title, was destroyed in 1971 during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

This temple serves as host to the puja, or worship, of the goddess Durga. This is an event that happens annually. The main temple hosts the statue of the goddess Durga, while four identical structures found to the west is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Aside from religious activities, there are other events that are staged at this temple. These include concerts and charity drives such as the blood drives and inoculation programs that held in the temple every year and are open to all those who live in the city of Dhaka.

Teesta River

Teesta River is a river situated at the northern part of the country. Its total length spans up to 315 kilometers.

Teesta River serves as the lifeline of the Indian state of Sikkim. The river flows along nearly the whole length of the said state and carves out the green Himalayan tropical river valleys.

This is a nice place to view the sunrise or witness the sunset.

Sonargaon

Sonargaon is known as the ancient capital of the kingdom of the great ruler Isa Khan in Bengal. The place is filled with art relics, mosaic ornaments, and historical places.

Panam City, which used to be the center of action for the upper middle-class men of the 19th century Sonargaon, is linked to the main city area by three vital bridges that still exist up to this day. It was vacated in 1965, during the Indo-Pak war, but you can still view its ruins to this day.

You will also find in Sonargaon the Musa Khan Mosque, which is situated at the gravesite of Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah. This very notable structure is said to have been built either by Isa Khan or by his son, Musa Khan.

Another historical treat in the area is known as the Hajiganj Fort, which used to be Isa Khan’s main tactical fort.

Many of the historically and culturally rich spots in Sonargaon face many threats, which include vandalism and flooding. Fortunately, in 2008, Sonargaon was placed on the watch list of the 100 Most Endangered Sites in this planet by the World Monuments Fund. Hopefully, this action will aid in this valuable site’s preservation.

Chittagong

One of the most vital industries in Bangladesh is shipping, and one of its busiest seaports is the Port of Chittagong. This is located near the city of Chittagong, at the estuary of the Karnaphuli River, which can be found in Patenga.

Aside from its economic importance, though, the port also holds sights that a tourist would love to see. One of these is the Chittagong Hill Tracts, where the largest concentration of Bangladesh’s different ethnic groups can be found.

The man-made Foy’s Lace holds an amusement park, where you can get water rides, follow scenic walking trails, and watch concerts on floating stages.

Right next door to the lake is Chittagong Zoo.

For culture buffs, you can visit the Heritage Park and the Chittagong Ethnological Museum.

Shait Gumbad Mosque

The Shait Gumbad Mosque is a famous mosque that has existed for nearly 600 years.

Also referred to as the Sixty Dome Mosque, it is situated in Bagerhat in southern Bangladesh. The Shait Gumbad Mosque is one of the largest historical mosques in the country of Bangladesh. In the Indian subcontinent, it is praised for its impressive Muslim architectural structures.

The structure was built back in the 15th century by Khan Jahan Ali. The walls are unusually thick, made from tapered brick. There are 77 low domes inside and one dome on every corner.

There are many aisles that serve as divisions in its interior. Terracotta was used to decorate most of its parts.

The structure looks like a fortress, and there are three smaller mosques that can be found near it. These are Bibi Begni’s Mosque, which is found on its western side; the Chunakhola Mosque, located half a mile northwest of Bibi Begni’s Mosque; and the Singar Mosque, which is a single-domed mosque like the Chunakhola, located nearly half a mile southeast of Shait Gumbad.

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