Bangladesh Ranks Lonely Planet Best Top Ten Value Travel Destination
Lonely Planet is a well-known travel content-providing company that publishes travel guides, online publications, travel videos, and much more. Each year, Lonely Planet comes up with Top Ten travel destinations under several categories, and for 2019 Bangladesh takes 7th place as the top value travel destination for 2019.
This totally coincides with my recent Bangladesh trip. Bangladesh is not well known as a tourist spot in the world yet, but that definitely will change in the near future.
The main advantage of visiting Bangladesh before it gets too popular is the rarity of tourists. Places to visit in Bangladesh are still not crowded and you will hardly come across too many foreigners except in the capital Dhaka. Locals consider foreigners as guests and the celebrity-like treatment you will get everywhere you go is hard to find anywhere else on earth.
Bangladesh has endless attractions, both natural and historical, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The world’s longest sea beach at Cox’s Bazar, the mangroves and Royal Bengal tigers in Sundarbans, Ratargul Swamp Forest, Saint Martin Island are only a few to mention.
But if you need only one reason to visit Bangladesh before anything else, that would be the value you will get out of your own currency. This is one of the most inexpensive countries on earth and a dollar stretches beyond imagination. A cup of tea or a bottle of water costs 25 cents, a street food full-course meal costs $2 to $3, a fancy restaurant full-course meal costs $10 to $15, a first-class luxury train berth sleeper (it’s like train’s lie flat business class) from Dhaka to the other region in Bangladesh costs $12 to $15; the same trip by plane costs about $30 to $35. Are any more examples necessary? I don’t think so.
I have lots of Bangladesh Travel Videos from my trip and I am planning to visit this great country, which is not a popular travel destination yet, in the near future.