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Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Dhaka

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, a residence of 16 million population and growing everyday. It is one of the most densely populated city in the world full of activities – a paradise for street photography. If you like street or portrait photography, Dhaka is your city. You’ll find unlimited subjects here to shoot for several days.

Other than photography, Dhaka has many interesting sites to visit from Mughal and colonial period. In this article, you’ll find some of the must visiting sites in Dhaka which you should not miss while visiting Bangladesh. If you are interested in visiting them on a single day, you might be interested in checking our Old Dhaka Tour, which is our most popular city tour in Dhaka. Enjoy!

 

Dhakeshwari Temple - one of the must visiting tourist attractions in Dhaka  

 

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Seven interesting facts about Bengali Language

1. Bengali Language is the language native to the region of Bengal, which comprises the present-day nation of Bangladesh and of the Indian states West Bengal, Tripura, southern Assam and few other states. Bengali is the most spoken language in Bangladesh and second most spoken language in India (Hindi is most spoken language in India).

Fact Source: Wikipedia

2. With about 220 million native and about 300 million total speakers worldwide, it is the seventh most spoken language in the world by total number of native speakers.

Source: Wikipedia

3. Bengali Language is known as World's Sweetest language. Bengali Language has been voted the sweetest language in the world. Conducted by UNESCO, the vote ranks Spanish and Dutch as the second and third sweetest tongues respectively.

Fact Source: Telegraph India

4. Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian citizen who received Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Gitanjali, which was written in Bengali.

Source: Quora

5. The importance of Bengali language to the countries of South Asia can be noted by the fact that the National Anthem of Bangladesh, National Anthem of India, National Anthem of Sri Lanka and the National Song of India were all first composed in the Bengali language.

Fact Source: Wikipedia

6. There are Bengali radio stations in different countries – India,Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Japan, Germany, USA, Thailand, Philippines, Iran, etc.

Source: Quora

7. Last but not the least, International Mother Language day is based on Bengali language. Which is celebrated on 21st February.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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