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Beautiful Bangladesh

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    How 'bout a set of sunsets, they're mostly free :-)

    Cox's Bazaar
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    Jamtola tourist trail, Sundarban
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    Dhaka outskirts
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    After sunset, one can have fun too, during the Buddhist festival of Probarona Purnima (known as Sonkran festival in Thailand, Cambodia etc.). The highlight is floating sky lanterns all over the sky.

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    Cox's Bazaar (Southernmost metropolis in Bangladesh) has changed...

    Home to the world's longest unbroken stretch of a coastline...

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    Sundarbans
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    Char (island) Kukri Mukri near Bhola District, Barisal Division
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    Durga Sagar (aka Madhabpasha Dighi), Barisal City
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    People of Old Dhaka play fire spitting using kerosene oil on the roof-top of their building on the occasion of Shakrain festival in Dhaka on January 14, 2016. As part of the celebration, kites are flown high from the rooftops around the area in the afternoon. It often takes the form of kite fighting, in which participants try to snag each other's kites or cut other kites down. When night falls, fireworks lit up the sky of old Dhaka. Flame-eaters also gather up on the roofs to entertain everyone with their skills of manipulating fire.

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    Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram temple during the religious festiva Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash Dhaka on November 17, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     
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    Spring has sprung in Bangladesh, new blooms everywhere. :D

    Radhachura
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    Flower of the Karam-cha fruit, a sour-tasting favourite of Bengali women (sort of tastes like Imli)...
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    A rare mountain variety, Nageshwar,
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    And among the flowers, a local black crested 'Bulbul' bird,
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    Sunset in Cox's Bazaar[​IMG]
     
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    i have deduced that the beauty of a place depends on a right balance between latitude and rain. where i live latitude is good but it rains little so its not particularly beautiful
     
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    True.

    However you are always welcome to visit our rainy paradise! :-)

    In Bangladesh there is Monsoon eco-tourism now.

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    In Bangladesh' case it is also a matter of westerly flows of the Monsoonal winds which brings the moisture to our area around this time of year and is stopped by the foothills of the Himalayas. Cherapunji in Assam - north of Bangladesh has the highest rainfall in the world.

    The clouds get stopped in the hills around that place...

    Rainy season in Bangladesh as in all of the Northeastern India is a fabulous time to us Bangladeshis.

    During monsoon there are huge stacks of black clouds going up to 30,000 ft., copious lightning (thunderclap), smell of ozone in the air then you have sheets of rain coming down. Lots of weather-based drama which has affected the emotional make up of local inhabitants.

    This is all integral to the culture and lifestyle of our area and is interwoven in our poetry and seasonal celebrations - even in the age of the Facebook and Internet.

    This is an image of the Monsoon clouds over Bangladesh captured from the space station around 2002. The Ganges delta and Hatia Island are slightly visible.

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    Monsoon thunderhead around Dhaka
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    The thing about the Bangladeshi psyche is that they don't see the rain as an anomaly of weather rather a celebration of life (renewal+cleansing) and a welcome seasonal change.

    Rainy season is the time when the tennis-ball shaped Kadam (Anthocephallus cadamba) flower blooms.
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    Rainy day fun...
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    For the young at heart..just watching the rain can be relaxing...
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    Rainy season food - Khitchery with eggplant fry
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    Also Hilsa Fry
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    A prolific post as expected.:enjoy:
     
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    Dhaka Landmarks
    Images courtesy of Mizanur Rahman


    Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban or National Parliament House is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh designed by architect Louis Kahn in the early sixties. The complex is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres (800,000 m²).The main complex is ringed with residences for parliamentarians from around the country.
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    Shaheed Minar or the Martyr Monument is a national monument at Dhaka which was established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952. The area is the scene of commemorative anniversary events every 21st February, which is also known as 'International Mother's Language Day' as declared by the UN. Fresh flowers and pavement paint are used to decorate the venue as seen below.
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    Lalbagh Fort (also known as Fort Aurangabad) is an incomplete 17th century Mughal fort complex that stands proudly before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of old Dhaka. Construction was started in 1678 AD by Mughal Subehdar Muhammad Azam Shah (assigned to Dhaka) who was a son as well as appointee of Emperor Aurangzeb and later became a Mughal Emperor himself. Nowadays periodic light shows depicting the Mughal history of Dhaka is enacted for tourists here .
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    National Mausoleum or the National Martyrs' Memorial is the national monument of Bangladesh.
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    The Independence Tower and Museum is situated at the historical grounds of Suhrawardy Udyan at Shahbagh, in the heart of the Dhaka University area. The monument is a 150 feet tall glass tower which is often lighted at night with powerful lasers pointing up a la the world trade towers in New York. The tower is 16 feet square according to plan and in an area of 64 acres. The museum is contained within an underground complex with multiple attractions and exhibits.
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