The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is nearly completely surrounded by India, having a small land border with Myanmar in the southeast and a coastline facing the Bay of Bengal in the south. Other than city-states, Bangladesh has the world’s highest population density.
*Dhaka – The hectic capital city, an intense and thriving metropolis of around 12 million people that’s growing by the day. Also known as the rickshaw capital of the world, it is one of the world’s largest capital cities and most densely populated.
Cox’s Bazar (map) – The country’s premier beach destination, filled to the brim with boisterous Bangladeshi holiday makers and street vendors (hawkers). It is the world’s longest natural coastline with 112 km (70 mi) of pristine unbroken sandy beach.
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Saint Martins Island (map) – The country’s main coral island with friendly locals, a laid back vibe and coconuts to spare.
In summer try to wear loose fitting cotton clothing as it’s so humid. Few people can speak English outside the cities. Mosquitoes can be abundant in some areas and cities, especially during the rainy and humid seasons.
Foreigners, particularly Caucasian, will for the most part be safe when walking around city streets as you will undoubtedly be watched by multiple curious locals at any one time. It’s best to not eat, drink or smoke anything offered to you by strangers as there is a growing problem in many Asian countries of drugging, and you’re likely to see signs warning you against it on buses, trains, etc.
***In April 2018, the government officially changed the English names of five cities to better reflect the Bengali pronunciation. Chittagong was renamed to Chattogram; Jessore to Jashore; Comilla to Cumilla; Barisal to Barishal; and Bogra to Bogura.