Lonely Planet selects BD as 7th best value destination

-A Monitor Report 01 Nov, 2018
Dhaka: Showcasing the best-in-value travel destinations for 2019, Lonely Planet has ranked Bangladesh 7th in their meticulously crafted list of the top ten places for affordable adventures.

Lonely Planet is the world's largest travel guidebook publisher, and their guidebooks are usually aimed at backpackers and other low-cost travellers seeking to explore the world.

Lonely Planet's affordable adventures ranking introduces Bangladesh as the world's eighth most populated country, as a home to diverse and exciting cities, as Asia's longest beach (and an emerging surf scene) at Cox's Bazar and the mangroves and wild tigers of Sundarbans National Park.

Bangladesh has always been an inexpensive destination for travelers, and Unesco World Heritage sites are waiting to be discovered, it said.

The report also described Bagerhat as a historic city is an open-air museum, and other Unesco sites include where the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers meet, as well as the atmospheric Buddhist ruins at Paharpur.

Egypt's Southern Nile Valley topped the rankings, followed by the ambitious post-industrial city of Lodz in Poland and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of the USA.

The Maldives and Argentina ranked 4th and 5th consecutively. Albania, Slovenia, and Ecuador complete the Lonely Planet's affordable adventure index's list.