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We can post any tourism related news and articles here. Let's leave "Beautiful Bangladesh" for photos only.
 

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Langalbandh to be developed as tourist spot

Langalbandh, a holy place in Narayanganj for the country's Hindu community, will be developed as a tourist spot. The decision came from an inter-ministerial meeting with Religious Affairs Adviser Maj Gen (Retd.) Dr ASM Matiur Rahman in the chair.

The Deputy Commissioner of the district has been asked to submit a project plan on land requisition mentioning the quantity of khas and vested property to the ministry concerned within the next 15 days.

The meeting also decided that an 8-km area along the Brahmaputra River would be re-excavated and 14 ghats would be reconstructed by Water Ministry under the supervision of Religious Affairs Ministry as part of the proposed project.

Besides, the Architecture Department would formulate a master plan following which the ministries concerned would reconstruct the mandirs, set up shades, guide-walls, roads and other necessary infrastructures.

The Ministry of Forest and Environment would set up a tree-shadow, a tourist corporation and a restaurant as a part of the project. A police station would also be set up to ensure public security in the area.

Religious Affairs secretary Ataur Rahman, Water Resources secretary Syed Mohammad Jobayer, joint secretary of Agriculture Ministry Latfur Rahman, Land Ministry joint secretary Murtaza Ahmed were, among others, present in the meeting.

http://www.bangladeshmonitor.net/tourism_story.php?recordID=301
 

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Tk 700m projects for development of Kuakata tourist spot

The government has taken up projects involving Tk 700 million (70 crore) for development of the Kuakata tourist spot.

A two-year project involving Taka 100 million (10 crore) for infrastructural development includes renovation of two Buddhist temples, development of a youth tourist centre, construction of a motel and purchase of modern transports.

Another project costing Taka 600 million includes construction of three bridges, and a motel at Barisal is under consideration, sources said.
The infrastructural development project proposal has already been completed. The Public Works Department will renovate the two Buddhist temples.

The rest of the work includes construction of a 10-bed motel, a 200-bed youth tourist centre and purchase of two air conditioned luxury tourist buses by the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation.

http://www.financialexpress-bd.com/i...=60700&spcl=no
 

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Three-day tourism fair in Dhaka begins on September 6

The tour operators will arrange a three-day travel and tourism fair in Dhaka in early September with exclusive offers to attract the tourists from home and abroad.

Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh will organise the Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair-2007 at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in the city on September 6-8, TOAB leaders unveiled this at a press conference on Wednesday.

Addressing the press briefing, TOAB president Hasan Monsur said for the first time the main stakeholders of the industry is going to organise such a fair aiming to promote tourism for the local and foreign tourists.

Around 100 organisations, including 30 from abroad, are expected to showcase their products participating at the fair.

The home participants include, tour operators, travel agents, hotels, airlines, resorts, transport operators, theme and amusement parks, banks and insurance companies.

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh and GMG Airlines will extend support to organise the fair and Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Radisson Water Garden Hotel, Westin Hotel and Resort, and Hotel Washington will be the fair partner.


The association leaders said they had already approached to the government and heads of foreign missions in Dhaka, including the SAARC countries, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for extending cooperation to guide the tourism organisations of their respective countries to take part at the fair.

Hasan Monsur said the number tourists had increased significantly in the country during the past few years. The tour operators and other tourism service stakeholders faced difficulty in providing accommodation, transports and other facilities, cooping up with the growing demand of the tourists.

The association leaders sought government supports for the forward march of the industry and demanded more facilities, including the existing discounts the tour operators were getting at the hotels and motels of Parjatan Corporation.

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel general manager Trevor Macdonald, Westin Dhaka general manager San Amalan, Radisson Hotel general manger Ian R Barron, Bangladesh Biman general manager Abdullah Al Hasan, GMG general manager Quazi Shahriar, ATAB president MA Mohaimen Saleh and Agrabad Hotel managing director Hakim Ali also addressed the press briefing.

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Government to select some places to develop tourist spots

The government will select several new places across the country to develop tourist spots aiming to give a fillip to the emerging industry in the country. Several teams, formed by the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), have already started visiting places to identify potential tourist spots, BPC sources said.

The teams will finish identifying the spots by January next year and review the findings and finalise the list of the spots for development work in February, they said.

They will prefer the places that are historically significant, rich in natural beauties, bio-diversity and culturally unique.

Sources said ancient mosques, Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, monuments and other landmarks exist throughout the country. Those could be spots of attractions to tourists from both home and abroad if properly developed.

Massive media campaign will begin to make the tourist spots popular following the preparation of the final list, they said.

The development of tourist spots will add impetus to investment in hotel and resort, restaurants, entertainment and recreational facilities. Tea gardens in Sylhet, Cox's Bazar sea-beach, the Royal Bengal Tiger, deer and the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world with unique bio-diversity are the major potential tourist attractions in the country. The extension of facilities in the existing spots will also help attract tourists, they said.

Sources said proper development of the tourism sector will open avenues for a wide range of investments. Tourism is a hospitality industry catering to tourists as well as those on business or official trips. The future plan for development of tourism will put high importance on the issue.

The growth of the tourism sector depends on capacity to attract the backpackers, holidaymakers, nature-watchers, researchers in ecological, historical and archaeological splendours and the like. An increase in the number of tourists in the categories of traders, investors and government functionaries will depend on increased economic activities and geopolitical importance, BPC sources said.

Bangladesh with its rich natural beauties keeps many potential tour pockets untapped, as policy strength in drawing private investments is far behind expectation. Building of necessary infrastructure for offering impetus to prospective investors in tour and entertainment industries could not be extended. The plan based on the findings of the teams will be chalked out to remove the existing constraints to expansion of tourism, sources said.

http://www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp?cnd=6/1/2007&section_id=1&newsid=62845&spcl=no
 

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Pakshey can be a great tourism spot

Pakshey can be a great tourism spot as it possesses commonly eye catching panoramic views round the Hardringe and Lalon Shah bridges.

Official sources here said Hardringe Bridge, the biggest railway bridge of the country, was constructed over the River Padma in 1910, and is attracting people even after 97 years.

A 1.8-km Lalon Shah Bridge was also constructed here in 2004 for the direct road communication between north and south regions. And the government established a number of structures centring the two bridges.

Lalon Shah Bridge project office sources said a residential area was established here on eight acres of land when the bridge was being constructed.

There are a total of 20 cottages in the area with three and twin beds. The air-conditioned cottages are decorated with high quality furniture.

http://www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp?cnd=6/3/2007&section_id=3&newsid=63024&spcl=no
 

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BPC starts privatisation of 11 tourist establishments

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has started the process of privatisation of 11 tourist establishments for better management and for providing better service to the tourists.

BPC sources said the 11 tourist establishments proposed for leasing included Kuakata holiday homes, tourist motels at Khagrachhari and Benapole, four cottages, bar, and auditorium of Rangamati tourist complex, holiday complex at Sagordari, Hotel Netong and Madhumati at Teknaf and Tungipara, restaurant at Madhavkunda, swimming pool at Cox's Bazaar, floating restaurant Merry Anderson at Pagla and rent-a-car facilities at BPC headquarters at Tejgaon.

BPC invited quotations for these establishments and tenders would be open on September 11 for selecting bidders.

Director (Business) of BPC acknowledging the fact said that they took the privatisation initiative as government can never do better in business and it is very hard to earn profit from public sector competing with the private sector.

Sources in BPC said they also requested the Planning Commission to revise and increase the estimate of tourist attraction development project of Kuakata.

Tender of the project for developing motel, two Buddhist temples and youth tourist hostel at a cost of Tk 10 crore was called two times, but the BPC failed to select any standard firm for the works due to some technical difficulties.

The sources also said the firms are not interested to do the works, as costing of transportation of materials to Kuakata is higher than other places due to lack of direct road communication facilities from the nearest loading points of the cargoes.

They said they have requested the Planning Commission to increase estimate of the project cost.

http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=794
 

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Tk 70cr project to develop Kuakata undertaken

The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has taken up a Tk 70 crore Kuakata development project to make the sea beach more attractive to tourists of home and abroad, BPC and Kuakata Parjatan motel sources said.

A two-year project involving Tk 1,000 lakh for infrastructure development including renovation of two Buddhist temples, development of a youth tourist centre, construction of a motel and purchase of modern transport vehicles has been undertaken, Khalid-Bin-Majid, deputy Manager of BPC said.

Another project costing Tk 6,000 lakh includes construction of three bridges and a motel in Barisal town, sources said.

The project proposal has already been completed.

The Public Works Department will renovate the Buddhist temples. Rest of the work includes construction of a 100-bed motel, 200-bed youth tourist centre and purchase of two air-conditioned luxury tourist buses.

After completion the work, Kuakata, situated about 72 Kilometre south of Patuakhali district town, will be more attractive to the tourists of home and abroad, Faruquzzaman, maneger of Kuakata Parjatan Motel said.

The scenic beauty of Kuakata has already attracted many foreign and Bangladeshi tourists. Sunrise and sunset are distinctly visible at the sea the beach.

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^^ I am curious about the Buddhists of Kuakata...are they ethnic Bengalis? Or did they migrate here from Chittagong Hill Tracts area? I would be interested to learn more about how these shrines came to be built here.
 

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Banglalink Dhaka Tourism Fair kicks off Friday

In a bid to promote tourism in the country, Banglalink Dhaka Tourism Fair 2007kicks off Friday.

The 3-day fair will also give the tourists a chance to have an idea of the services and attractions different tourist spots offer, according to Parjatan Bichitra, the organiser.

'Show the country to its people' is the slogan of the fair that will take place at the city's shopping mall, Bashundhara City.

Mobile phone operator Banglalink is the title sponsor of the fair while Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB), Tourism Developers Association of Bangladesh (TDAB), GMG Airlines, United Airways, Hotel the Peninsula Chittagong, Jamuna Resort, Bangladesh Eco-Village Network and Hotel Tower in Chittagong will be co-sponsors.

Channel i, Radio Today, the daily Jugantar, the daily New Age are the media partners of the fair.

A total of 80 organisations including eco tourism firm, theme park organisation, hotel, motel, resort, airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, coach service, tourism training institute, tourism publications, holiday discount card, travel shop, youth and adventure clubs will take part in the fair. It will remain open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

At a press conference at the National Press Club yesterday, the organisers said sustainable growth of tourism industry is not possible without the improvement of in house tourism industry that means structure, travel management and directions in accordance with the demand of the local tourists.

Tourism services of different attractive and visiting places of the country would be accumulated in the fair, they added.

"Moreover, attractive travel offers by different tourist spots in the coming tourism season, special discount in hotel or package booking are there," said Mohiuddin Helal, editor of the Parjatan Bichitra told.

http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=1684
 

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Exploring St Martin's Island, The only coral islet of Bangladesh

Saint Martin's Island, locally known as Narikel Jinjira is a small and only coral islet of Bangladesh about 14km southwest of the southernmost town of Teknaf, off the mainland. The island lies between 92°18’ and 92°21’E longitudes and 20°34’ and 20°39’N latitudes.<br>

Several living small coral colonies are found in small sheltered pools very near the low tide level around the island. They also occur in the surrounding shallow sea, mostly growing on the beach rocks and calcareous sandstone concretions. The dead coral colonies also occur in pool-like depressions within the high and low tide levels. Some of them are located at an elevation of nearly 3.50m above the low tide level. The oldest fossil coral belongs to Late Pleistocene, giving an age of 33,238 years.
The island people own this island and the early settlement started in 1880s. Moulavi Firoj Ahmed, Chairman of Saint Martin Union Parishad informed The Bangladesh Monitor that the present population is about 6000 and the economy is based on seasonal fishing and natural resources like shell, cones, corals, sea-turtles eggs etc. Most of island's inhabitants live primarily from fishing, and between October and April fisher and from neighbouring areas bring their catch to the islands temporary wholesale market. Rice, Onion, Ginger and coconuts the other staple crops, and algae is collected and dried from the sea rocks and sold for consumption to Myanmar..FULL STORY..
 

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Campaign for responsible tourism launched

With an aim to create environment awareness among the youths and highlight the benefits of sustainable tourism in Bangladesh, a month-long campaign for responsible tourism was launched yesterday at Dhaka University.

A quiz marked the opening of the “Banglalink Explore Bangladesh: Youth Awareness Campaign for Responsible Tourism 2007” at the Teachers Students Centre (TSC) of the university.

The Guide Tours Ltd, a private tour operator, organised the campaign in collaboration with Nishorgo Programme of Bangladesh Forest Department and Earth Club of North-South University. Banglalink, a cell phone service provider, is sponsoring the programme.

The Dhaka University Tourists' Society (DUTS) also gave assistance to the inauguration of the programme.

Students of some 16 educational institutions in the city will participate in the campaign that includes various interactive programmes like theatre performances and quiz competitions with the students, according to the organisers.

DU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof AFM Yusuf Haider, Prof Anwar Ul Islam, Philip J DeCosse, chief-of-party of the Forest Department's Nishorgo Support Project, Elizabeth Berens of the Guide Tours Ltd, and representatives from the DUTS and the NSU Earth Club were present on the occasion.

http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=10584
 

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Tan, don't you wish you could attend this exhibition?

Documenting our archaeological heritage

Although better known for its floods and corruption, Bangladesh is a country that is rich with culture and archaeological treasures. Most of these archaeological sites, however, have eroded over the centuries and the sites that still remain are also in danger of being destroyed. The lack of proper preservation of these historical relics that has led to their careless destruction has also led to the disappearance of many archaeological gems and jewels.

With the hopes to document the remaining archaeological sites within Bangladesh, the ‘Mati Imaging Bangladesh’ is holding a ten-day photography exhibition at the Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi from November 16. After having to choose from a total of 1213 photographs that were submitted by 269 photographers during the national photography competition on historical sites of Bangladesh, 141 photographs by 56 photographers are on display.

Apart from photos of the most popular sites in Bangladesh, photographers have taken images of less famous structures that were erected over hundreds of years during the rules of different dynasties. One such telling picture is the ‘Lamar Para Buddhist Temple-1’ taken by Naima Perveen. Naima’s picture of the magnificent structure gives a glimpse into the sort of glorious influence Buddhists had in Bangladesh. The photograph shows a huge golden temple built on a hill top in 1800 at Ramu in Cox’s Bazar. The rolling green hills in the background of the photograph evokes a sense of serenity and harmony within the viewer.

The ‘Hawa Khana’ taken by Tanvir-ul-Hossain, shows a two-storied brick structure where Raja Naresh Narayan Bahadur and his wife Sureshwari Devi used to visit during vacations. The picture speaks volumes of how the wealthy led their life in the past.

Most of the photographs manifest the poor condition in which these priceless archaeological sites are kept, especially those that exist in remote areas. Although the photographers present the structures as artistically as possible it is in plain view that the Bangladeshi government has done very little to maintain this part of Bangladeshi heritage.

‘We want to display these photos to the people of this generation to show them that the country has a rich archaeological heritage. We want to create awareness and appreciation among people to preserve these treasure,’ says, Sayeed Bin Anwar, a member of the organisation Mati Imaging Bangladesh. He continued to say, ‘these photographs will also be considered a strong testament to their existence. Our future generations will at least be able to see these photographs and learn about our history.’

The prize giving ceremony will be held today at 4:00pm at the gallery and the exhibition will continue till November 25.

‘Historical Sites of Bangladesh’
November 15 - November 25
From 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Drik Gallery,
House 58, Road 15/A (new), Dhanmondi

http://www.newagebd.com/2007/nov/23/nov23/xtra_also2.html
 

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Tan, don't you wish you could attend this exhibition?
http://www.newagebd.com/2007/nov/23/nov23/xtra_also2.html
That would be nice, Tmac :) It's also nice that people are documenting what's left...but much more important would be action to better conserve them.

I have been collecting some pictures for a "Yesteryear" thread...among them some pictures of Mainamati from the 1960s...you can compare how sharp the edges of the buildings in Mainamati were back then, to what they are now...corroded by being left exposed to rain and moisture, and with people walking on them. The same of course for the other archaeological sites. That is why I advocate at minimum building a roof over these structures and preventing people from walking on them, and later down the line when we are a wealthier country, to build large air-conditioned buildings enclosing the major sites. These brick buildings are not like the stone ruins of other (usually drier) countries...if left in current state they will gradually vanish.
 

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Kuakata sea beach less affected by Sidr
Tourists flowing in again


Kuakata sea beach which presents picturesque scenes of sunrise and sunset in sea is preparing to entertain tourists, three weeks after hurricane Sidr.

Compared to other areas, the 17 kilometre natural beach was less devastated by Sidr, locals said.

A team of journalists during a recent visit saw the tourist spot already cleaned up and hotel owners prepared to receive tourists, keeping an eye on the ensuing Eid-ul-Adha vacation.

Tourists have started flowing in as road links have been restored, they said.

Relief teams coming from different areas of the country, after finishing their work do not forget to stay for a couple of days to enjoy the scenic beauty, they said.

But there are still signs of destruction in Ashrayan (model village) project, LGED rest house, bio gas plant, T and T office, markets, jhaw and coconut gardens outside the coastal embankment. Repair of the damaged is going on in full swing

Inside the embankment, there was no serious sigh of damage except some uprooted trees and tore down shanties.

Local people said saline water from sea entered Majhibari and Jaliakata areas, about 5 kilometers from Kuakata main sea beach.

Researcher Hasanul Iqbal said its geographical location, structure of sea beds, emerging under water shoals and other unique characteristics saved Kuakata sea beach from destruction.

Hasan Abidur Reza, director of A B Graph, an NGO doing research on safety in country's sea beaches, said after hurricane Sidr, Kuakata again proved to be one of the safest sea beaches in the world.

Abdul Barek Molla, chairman of Latachapli Union Parishad in Kuakata, claimed that since independence, only three tourist died in Kuakata sea beach due to their ignorance about swimming.

There was no incident of death by drowning in quicksand (chorabali) or being washed away during low tide in Kuakata. “You can even enjoy a car drive on sands in the long sea beach without any danger”, he said.

However, in areas surrounding the beach, there was massive destruction. About 75 per cent of plantations, housing and other establishment were damaged by Sidr.

Kuakata sea beach and areas inside the embankment were less affected, the UP chairman said.

http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=14883
 

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Ministry to seek Tk 200cr for tourism development

The ministry of civil aviation and tourism will ask for Tk 200 crore in the next budget to improve the tourism sector as part of a regional initiative in South Asia, an adviser said Monday.

The adviser for tourism, MA Matin, said he hoped the finance ministry would allocate Tk 100 crore to his ministry for the current fiscal year.

Speaking to reporters after an inter-ministerial meeting at the Secretariat, he said the plan is part of a coordinated project taken by the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation for the development of tourism in the region.

Bangladesh lacks adequate facilities in attracting tourists despite its vast diversity in the nature and lifestyle.

The country has the world’s longest sea beach, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a hilly region.

Tourism sector insiders say Bangladesh can earn a huge amount of foreign currencies from the sector like India and Nepal.

International tourists, who travel to neighbouring India and Nepal, could easily make a brief stopover in Bangladesh if they get enough confidence to visit the delta nation, they say.

Matin said Monday’s meeting also discussed a number of development activities in various tourist spots and an airport in Mongla.

The government would make a decision on the airport soon, he said without providing further details.

The tourism ministry will look into how it could develop the tourism-related infrastructure, he said.

The meeting also proposed to ensure easy visas to the people of the region, he said.

‘Despite a huge potential of the sector we can’t provide tourists with sufficient facilities,’ Matin said.

‘The infrastructure of air travel in the country is very poor. The road and railway infrastructure has the same fate. There is no sports facility for tourists in Cox’s Bazar. But such facilities are important to help flourish the sector,’ he said.

He expressed dissatisfaction over the high charges of hotels in the country. ‘The charges of hotels are as high as in developed countries. Why would the tourists stay there?’ he said.

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^^We need to spend money urgently in the development of tourism. Unfortunately this sector has been neglected for years. The rate of return would be high for investing in the development of this sector.
 

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Bangladesh included in contest for seven new wonders of nature

Cox's Bazar beach and Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh have been included as nominees in an online contest for nominating 'New 7 Wonders of Nature'.

Switzerland-based foundation, New7Wonders Foundation has arranged the global campaign which will be officially declared in summer of 2010.

According to the website of the Foundation, voting for nominees for the new contest will continue until December 31, 2008. Nominees receiving the highest number of votes will be considered by the New 7 Wonders Panel of experts for final shortlisting.

The shortlist of the selected 21 candidates will be announced in January 2009 and will move to the next stage of voting.

The final voting will continue between 2009 and 2010.

Earlier the Great Wall of China topped the list of the new Seven Wonders of the World announced on July 7 of this year at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.

Also making the grade were Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer, Peru's Machu Picchu, Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid, Jordan's Petra, the Colosseum in Rome and India's Taj Mahal.

The sites were selected according to a tally of around 100 million votes cast by people around the world over the Internet and by cell phone text messages, the non-profit organisation that conducted the poll said, making it the biggest online vote ever.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving structures from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, kept their status in addition to the new seven.

The campaign to pick the seven new wonders begun in 1999 by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber. His Switzerland-based foundation, called New7Wonders, received some 200 nominations from around the world and then narrowed the list to 21 candidates for the public to vote for.

Among the sites that did not make the final list of seven wonders were the Statue of Liberty, Britain's Stonehenge and Paris' Eiffel Tower.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, maintains its own list of World Heritage sites and distanced itself from the seven wonders balloting, saying it reflected only the opinion of those who voted.

Organisers of the contest conceded that there was no foolproof way to prevent people from voting more than once for their favourite. They claimed votes came in from every country in the world.

Except for Egypt's Pyramids, all the other architectural marvels on the original ancient list of seven wonders have vanished. They were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos lighthouse off Alexandria in Egypt.

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SEVEN WONDERS OF NATURE
Cox’s Bazar, Sundarban,
Ganges lead the race

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Three major heritages of Bangladesh are still leading the contest for a place among seven new wonders of nature.
Cox’s Bazar, the world’s longest natural sandy sea beaches (120 km), was in the top position till Friday among the 158 nominated sites across the world.
Sundarban Delta, the largest mangrove forest in the world, was trailing second and the Ganges, the 2,510km-long river flowing through India and Bangladesh, was ranking third in the voting.
Contest among the nominated natural sites will continue till December 31, 2008.Then a new panel of experts will prepare a list of 21 candidate sites from which voters worldwide will elect the new seven wonders of nature.
After the success of seven new wonders of the world campaign, the non-profit ‘New7 Wonders Foundation’ started the campaign for the seven wonders of nature. A total of 158 natural sites across the world have been nominated till date and voting through Internet website is continuing to select the top 21 sites for final voting.
Anyone could vote for selecting seven top natural sites of the world on www.new7wonders.com.
Davolja Varos, a group of earth pyramids in the Radan Mountains in the southern region of Serbia was in the 4th position till Friday and Mount Everest of Nepal was trailing 5th.

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