List of Places to Visit in Barisal Division
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 Sea beach is at Kalapara of Patuakhali. This beach is about 18 km long. From here, you can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset. This is why Kuakata is unique from all other beaches. The vast sea lies in one side, on the other there are rows of coconut trees dangling.
Jacob Watch Tower, Bhola
Jacob Watch Tower is built for tourists in Charfasson, Bhola. From this you can enjoy the natural beauty of 100 sq km around. There is a binocular on the 16-storey tower. From here you can see Char Kukri-Mukri, Tarua beaches, Manpura, Nizhum Island & the Bay of Bengal.
Haringhata Tourist Spot, Barguna
If you like to be fascinated by the natural forests & the vast sea together, you should visit the Haringhata Tourist Spot in Barguna. It’s a part of the Sundarbans, with diverse plants and wildlife. Boleshwar, Bishkhali & Payra flow through Harynghata forest to the Bay of Bengal.
Shujabad Kella, Jhalakathi
Shujabad Kella is a historical fort of Jhalakathi. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb sent his brother Shah Shuja to Barisal to resist the invasion of the Mag and Burmese pirates. To do that, Shah Shuja built two forts here in 1746. It's said that the two forts were built within a single night.
Floating Guava Market, Jhalakathi
The largest guava garden in Asia is embellished in between Jhalakathi, Barisal and Pirojpur. And About 15 km from Jhalakathi city, the biggest floating guava market has been assembled at the intersection of three canals in Bhimaruli.
Rayerkathi Jamidar Bari, Pirojpur
Rayerkathi Jamidar Bari is one of the historical sites of Pirojpur. Located just 3 km north of the district town, the building is about 350 years old. There are many palaces & a temple. A phallic symbol of Shiva weighing 25 Maund was erected in this temple in 1658.