Barisal is the oldest southern city of Bangladesh. Barisal is a division made up of six districts. The largest amount of cereals in Bangladesh is produced in this division. Barisal is rich in many natural and historical landmarks and surrounded by numerous rivers, canals, marshes and greenery. Barisal is called the Venice of the East. The division is extraordinary in its beauty and abundance. Local, domestic and international tourists come here to enjoy them. The districts under Barisal division are: Barisal, Jhalakathi, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Barguna and Bhola. Each district has plenty of natural and historical places. Here we’re presenting a list of places to visit in Barisal division. Among them, the most popular sights are: Kuakata beach, Kuakata Buddhist temple, Kuriana floating guava bazaar, Swarupkathi guava garden, Suzabad fort, Ghoshal Rajbari and Manpura island.

Kuakata Beach Tour, 2023

Red Crab Island, Kuakata Beach

Kuakata sea beach is an amazingly scenic beach. This is the only beach in South Asia that offers both sunrise and sunset views unobstructed. Kuakata, popularly called as ‘the sea-girl’, is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, at Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali, the southernmost part of Bangladesh. Surrounded by Gajmati reserve forests to the east, Kuakata woodlands to the west, Kalapara habitation to the north and by the vast Bay of Bengal to the south, Kuakata beach is the most crowded tourist destination in Bangladesh.

Haringhata Deer Forest

Haringhata Forest Trail, Pathorghata, Barguna

Haringhata forest is mainly famous for its spotted deer. The sight of flocks of deer wandering in the secluded forest attracts more tourists. However, in addition to ‘Harin’, there are many other animals in Haringhata. There are 20 species of wildlife including wild chickens, monkeys, pigs, monitor lizards, red crabs and various species of reptiles. There are also 70 species of birds.

Jakob Tower, the tallest watch tower in the subcontinent

Jakob Tower, the tallest watch tower in the subcontinent

Jacob Tower is the tallest watchtower in the subcontinent for tourists, located in the town of Char Fashion in Bhola district. Much like the Eiffel Tower, the 16-story tower is 225 feet high. Up to 500 visitors can climb the Jakob Tower together and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Floating Guava Market, Jhalokati

floating guava market Jhalokati

Guava orchards cover a wide area of Jhalokati, Barisal and Pirojpur districts. So, many markets have sprung up to sell guavas. The strange thing is, those markets are floating in the water. Among them, Bhimruli is the largest floating guava market, built at the mouth of three canals, 15 km from the district town of Jhalokati.

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