Archive for ‘Bangladesh Historical & tourist Place’

May 13, 2012

Cox’s Bazar District Information

Cox's Bazar is the longest natural sea beach of the world

Cox’s Bazar is the longest natural sea beach of the world

Cox’s Bazar (Bengali: কক্সবাজার) is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach which is the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name “Panowa”, the literal translation of which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox’s Bazar derives its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India. An officer of the British East India Company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. The Captain was a compassionate soul and the plight of the people touched his heart. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals, and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him Cox’s Bazaar (“Cox’s Market”).

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May 13, 2012

Beautiful Bangladesh Exclusive New Video

May 13, 2012

Dhanmondi Lake, Dhaka

Dhaka is a busy metropolitan city which is expanding with many satellite cities and suburb towns. Dhanmondi is one of the much planned locations of Dhaka which was developed back in the 1950s and is located almost in the center of the city.It has been traditionally recognized as an up market, affluent residential area. Previously Dhanmondi was more of a quiet location but recently it has become a very busy area with many shopping malls, plazas, banks, restaurants, hospitals, educational institutions as well as art galleries.

This is a place where you will find almost everything for a regular life and one of its most attractive parts is the lake that flows in-between various points of Dhanmondi. This lake is also named accordingly as the Dhanmondi Lake. Almost 16% of the total area of Dhanmondi was conserved for the lake. Dhanmondi Lake is a well visited spot where many interesting activities and events takes place on a regular mode. The lake comes with different looks and beauty in different seasons. There are many trees around this lake blossoming with various strokes of colors such as red, orange, pink, yellow, white and purple. On a hot summer like this a walk beside the lake can be very relaxing and enchanting to pass the leisure times.

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May 13, 2012

Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka – Historical & tourist Place in Bangladesh

Built in 1872 and standing on the river Buriganga, this stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses a splendid museum. Basically, it was the residence of the Nawabs. Nawab Abdul Gani renovated this building in the year 1872  and named it after his son Khaza Ahasanullah. On the bank of river Buriganga in Dhaka the Pink majestic, Ahsan Manjil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently. It is an epitome of the nation’s rich cultural heritage.Based on an access of 1 meter, two-story alcazar measures 125.4m by 28.75m. The acme of the arena attic is 5 meters, and the aboriginal attic of 5.8 meters. There are columns of the acme of the arena floor, both arctic and south ancillary of the castle. A ample accessible stairway bottomward from the south portico, boarded the river through the advanced yard.

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May 13, 2012

Kusumba Mosque at Naogaon – Historical & tourist Place in Bangladesh

Kusumba Mosque is named after the village of Kusumba, under the Manda upazila of Naogaon district, on the west bank of the Atrai river. It is inside a walled enclosure with a monumental gateway that has standing spaces for guards. It was built during the period of Afghan rule in Bengal under one of the last Suri rulers Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah, by one Sulaiman who was probably a high ranking official. The inscription tablet in Arabic (only the word ‘built by’ is in Persian) dating the building to 966 AH (1558-59 AD) is fixed over its eastern central entrance. Although built during Suri rule, it is not influenced at all by the earlier Suri architecture of North India, and is well grounded in the Bengal style. The brick building, gently curved cornice, and the engaged octagonal corner towers are typical features. The mosque, presently protected by the Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh, was badly damaged during the earthquake of 1897. Although the main fabric of the building is of brick the entire exterior walls, and the interior up to the arches of the pendentives have stone facing. The columns, platform, floor, and perforated side screens are of stone. The mosque has a rectangular plan with three bays and two aisles, three entrances on the east and two each on the north and south sides.

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May 13, 2012

Sompur Buddhist Bihar at Paharpur – Historical & Tourist Place in Bangladesh

Somapura Mahavihara

Somapura Mahavihara

Somapura Mahavihara (Sanskrit; Bengali: সোমপুর মহাবিহার Shompur Môhabihar) in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh (25°1’51.83″N, 88°58’37.15″E) is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most important archeological sites in the country. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

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May 13, 2012

Nilgiri, The Highest Hill Resort in Bandarban and a wonderful place of Bangladesh

Nil Giri is the highest hill resort of Bangladesh with amazing natural beauty. This Resort is located 47 km South-East of Bandarban town on Chimbuk Range at a height of 2400 feet from sea level. It has a high class residential accommodation that makes a difference.  This beautiful resort in the top of the mountain maintain by the Bangladesh Army. You will be amazed when you see that the cloudy sky often kisses the peak of the hill. Gentle breeze was blowing down the hill side and thin clouds were hanging around on their way to casual fly. Dimmed through the clouds, silver moon light was rolling down the folds and slopes.  It is Imagine the scene! Clouds are playing with you and you can touch them! This is the most attractive place of Bangladesh for those who love hills and clouds.

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May 12, 2012

Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali’s Shrine, Historical & Tourist Places in Bangladesh

Man is Not Satisfied with what he has seen and known. He wants to see more and know more. He wants to get flavor of the historical places, so I whenever I get an opportunity, I visit a place of historical interest, I got such an opportunity to visit Bagerhat, a great historical Place in Bangladesh. The Mazar of Khan Jahan Ali is a fine one storied building. It has a beautiful dome. Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali was buried there. The tomb is made of cut of stones. It can not be accurately said where from these were brought. It is said that Pir Khan Jahan Brought these from chittagong by flotting on water, on the tomb there are inscription in Arabic. An inscription says that he died on 25th October 1459. There is a small mosque nearby. A close associate of Khan Jahan Ali was buried outside the tomb, on the night of the full moon of the Bangla Month Chaitra (March & April) a big fair is held beside the Mazar. many people attend the fair. There is a big tank in front of the Mazar, the local people call it the Dighi of Khan Jahan Ali. There are some crocodiles in the big tank. They come near fakirs call them and give them something to eat. I saw the Dighi with my own eyes and derived much pleasureIt is a big and beautiful building the mosque is beautifully decorated it is said that it was used as mosque by Pir Khan Jahan. The mosque has great attraction for the tourists and visitors. Bageraht is really a place of historical interest.

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May 12, 2012

Shat Gombuj Mosque Historical & Tourist Places in Bangladesh

In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the unfriendly mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the coastline in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saint-General, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the center of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1442-59), then known as ‘Khalifalabad’ (present Bagerhat). Khan Jahan aborned his city with numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multidomed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shait-Gumbad Masjid (160’X108′). The stately fabric of the monument, serene and impressive, stands on the eastern bank of an unusually vast sweet-water tank, clustered around by the heavy foliage of a low-laying countryside, characteristic of a sea-coast landscape. So in the year 1459 the great Azam Ulugh Khan Jahan established this mosque, which called Shat Gambuj Mosjid. In Bengali Shat means the number 60.

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April 29, 2012

National Assembly of Bangladesh (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban )

National Assembly of Bangladesh

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban  National Assembly of Bangladesh
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National Assembly of Bangladesh, (Bengali: জাতীয় সংসদ ভবন Jatio Shôngshod Bhôbon) is the Jatiyo Sangshad (National Assembly) Building of Bangladesh, located in the capital Dhaka. It was created by architect Louis Kahnlegislative complexes in the world. It houses all parliamentary activities of Bangladesh. and is one of the larges legislative complexes in the world. It houses all parliamentary activities of Bangladesh.

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