Before You Visit
Before heading to Bangladesh, it is extremely important to know about the geographical locations and habits of the country. Since Bangladesh is different from other tourist destinations for a variety of reasons, special interest and caution has to be taken care of in pre-tour activities. Primary reason for this homework owes a lot to the financial status of this country of hills and rivers. Bangladesh does not have a financially strong platform and the tours have to be scheduled and arranged keeping that factor in mind.
Bangladesh was initially a part of Pakistan. But, in 1971, Bangladesh got separated from Pakistan and is geographically located in the southern part of Asian continent. The country has a large division between its places because of the rivers flowing across Bangladesh. The river Ganges and the river Jamuna are prominent rivers passing through this territory and the scenic beauty and tourist interest is of no compromise in this part of the world.
Selection of touring times is a critical decision to be made before touring Bangladesh. The geographical specialties of this nation are likely to ensure that the region gets flooded in the monsoon season. Hence, it would not be a wise option to tour the country in monsoon season which is likely to be between the months of June and November.
For people visiting Bangladesh, it would be desirable to get currencies changed to the local currency before leaving the main cities. Apart from the main cities, the inner regions of Bangladesh are not that developed enough to support foreign money transactions. You will be cornered if you do not care it at the beginning of your journey. Apart from that, US dollars could be much more easily exchanged than other foreign currencies.
Special care has to be taken when roaming around the beaches in Bangladesh. There are numerous beaches and the way you carry yourself has got great importance in this part of the world. The way you dress has got great importance since all these beaches have locals living around the area, and the culture and traditions of these areas have to be respected and accepted by visiting parties. Skimpy outfits would not be ideal in this part of the world, as it is not ideal in their cultural traditions. Apart from that, it would not be ideal to visit beaches or stay at beach sides during night times. Bangladesh government authorities warn tourists to be very cautious at night times in beaches, so, it is not wise to hang out at the beaches during the night.
Straight forward shopping strategies would not work in Bangladesh. Bargaining is always there on the cards and it is the way Bangladeshi people fix their rates on the products you purchase. If you pay what they ask, at the end of the day, you will be disappointed at having been put on the losing side. It is appropriate if you pay half the price of what they ask and still, as they will still have reasonable profits on the things they sell.