Distinct Faces of Bangladesh | Photo Essay

Bangladesh is one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever visited. It’s truly off the radar of even the staunchest of backpackers – and that’s truly a shame – because the country has so much to offer the adventurous sort. With some of the friendliest locals on the planet, Bangladesh rivals only Thailand (in my opinion) as the friendliest country in Asia.

Whether one just wanders down the side streets of Old Dhaka or musters up enough courage to take a rowboat ride along the Sadarghat amidst large vessels, there are adventures to be had in a country that receives hardly any tourism. The following is a photo essay capturing Old Dhaka and a Sadarghat river cruise:

Man carrying basket on his head – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man carrying basket on his head – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rickshaw riding for the whole family – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rickshaw riding for the whole family – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Smiles between friends – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Smiles between friends – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grinning rowboat captain – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Grinning rowboat captain – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Rickshaw Repair: father & son – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rickshaw Repair: father & son – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Boy posing for the camera – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Boy posing for the camera – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cute boys making silly faces – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cute boys making silly faces – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man playing badminton – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man playing badminton – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Distinct Paddler – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Distinct Paddler – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

An ecstatic lady smiling and waving – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

An ecstatic lady smiling and waving – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Boys carrying sacks and munching on snacks – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Boys carrying sacks and munching on snacks – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Passing another rowboat with passengers – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Passing another rowboat with passengers – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Boat scene along the hectic Sadarghat – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Boat scene along the hectic Sadarghat – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

The captain of the boat gliding – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

The captain of the boat gliding – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Man paddling in the small vessel – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Man paddling in the small vessel – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Small craft versus Large craft – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Small craft versus Large craft – Sadarghat, Bangladesh

Man sleeping on the street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man sleeping on the street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man previously smiling from ear to ear suddenly becomes serious for the picture – Old Dhaka

Man previously smiling from ear to ear suddenly becomes serious for the picture – Old Dhaka

Group photo of Bangladeshi men – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Group photo of Bangladeshi men – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man posing for a portrait – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man posing for a portrait – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rickshaw scene down a busy side street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rickshaw scene down a busy side street – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Candid moment over a cup of tea – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Candid moment over a cup of tea – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man carrying heavy load on his rickshaw – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Man carrying heavy load on his rickshaw – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Candid shot of a man squatting and talking on his cellphone – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Candid shot of a man squatting and talking on his cellphone – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Men hauling heavy loads – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Men hauling heavy loads – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

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