ADD TO LISTDhaka is one of Bangladesh's more popular travel destinations, and travelers usually visit Dhaka to enjoy some great shopping, parks, and wildlife watching. Staying over at least a day or two in Dhaka is really worthwhile if you're traveling through Bangladesh's Dhaka region. Dhaka's most well-known attractions include the Old Dhaka and Mirpur. Check out this Dhaka travel guide to find out more about all the great stuff to see and do there.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Dhaka
A very important must when visiting Dhaka is to take time to visit one of the many cloth markets. Best way to travell is by righa bike. Or, if you are out of the city then renting a moterbike to have a look at the country side is fab. I would try to keep 'crossing a street' to the minimum, and I would definatly not attempt to drive inside the city on my own, just hire a quilified driver. The traffic in Dhaka is the most complex system ever to have been invented and it is only for people with a MA degree in Bangladeshi driving. And prepere for very loud traffic noise 24/7. There is beauteful landscape once your out of the city. The city itself is very dirty though. But the people are very friendly, I would bring lots of small gifts so you can give people somthing back once they start to shower you with gifts. A wonderful adventure is to go on a boat ride that will take you down one of Bangladeshis many rivers to the country side and visit one of the small villeges. Just remember to bring your mosquito net. And if you go to the beach straigh away from bikinies. They don´t go down well with the locals. So all in all a fantastic place for adventures people.
The traffic is terrible, but the locals know how to get about. Use the rickshas whenever possbile - and remember to use your right hand when paying! The left hand is used for wiping the sh*t off your *ss, and is considered "unclean".
This may seem pretty funny, at first, but seriously, make sure you bring your own toilet paper. There are very few "American" styled toilets in Bangladesh, that I have found. And, no toilet paper what so ever. I managed to aquire a stomach virus from an entree of curried goat, and found out the hard way about the serious lack of "TP" there.
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