Bangladesh is a land of scenic beauty. The country is blessed with natural beauty which attracts the tourists. It has beautiful beaches as well as the longest beach in the world. It is proud of its beautiful heritage sites and historical relics. To make best use of the natural gift, the country has developed facilities of modern hotels, motels, rest houses, youth inns and restaurants as well as modern modes of communication to visit all tourist attractions.
Some of the better known spots are: Dhaka - The City of Mosques; Chittagong - Gateway to the Bay of Bengal; Cox's Bazar - The Tourist Capital; Rangamati - The Heart of the Lake District; Kaptai - The Lake Town, Sylhet - Land of Two Leaves and a Bud; The Sundarbans- Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger; Bandarban - The Hilly Resort; Kuakata - Where the Sun Rises and Sets in the Sea; Mainamati - Seat of Lost Dynasties; Mahasthangarh - The Ancient Seat of Buddhist Rule; Rajshahi - The Silk Producing Centre; Natore - Place of Dighapatiay Palace: Paharpur - The Seat of Buddhist Learning; Dinajpur - Old Ornamental Temple Town; and Mymensing - The Heart of Bengal's Folklore.
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) is an autonomous government organization that caters to the needs of local and foreign tourists. BPC has tourist facilities at Dhaka, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Rangpur, Rangamati, Rashahi, Bogra, Finajpur, Kuakata, Sylhet and the Sundarbans. It organizes package tours, sightseeing trips and excursions. A number of private
sector tour operators are also active in the country.
The three-day Dhaka Literary Festival (Dhaka Lit Fest 2016, www.dhakalitfest.com) was recently held at the Bangla Academy premises on November 17-19. The sixth edition of the festival, earlier known as Dhaka Hay Festival, was inaugurated by Nobel laureate in literature VS Naipaul. Over 200 talents and more than 60 guests of literary world from 18 countries across the world attended the literary fiesta. The main objective of the festival was to introduce Bangla literature and culture to the world as well as the world literature to Bangladesh. There were some 100 panels during the three-day event that also featured cultural programmes, folk performances, poetry recitations, an editing workshop, children?s programme and film screenings.
The attached three short documentaries will provide some glimpses of the Dhaka Lit Fest 2016.
DLF Day 1
DLF Day 2