Tourist Attractions in Barisal

Barisal is one of the most important districts of the Ganges delta region, rich in rivers, canal-bills, forests, and natural diversity. Over the ages, people of different nationalities came and settled and made the people of this district prosper.

This district was established in the British era in 1797. This is a district in south-central Bangladesh. The adjacent districts of Barisal are Madaripur, Shariatpur, Patuakhali, Barguna, Jhalokati, Pirojpur and Bhola.

This district has one of the largest river ports in Bangladesh and plays a significant role in the water transportation of the country. A principal amount of food crops is transported across Bangladesh through the river ports of this region.

Many eminent persons of Bangladesh were born in this district which Bangladesh is proud of now. A. K. Fazlul Huq, a politician and Chief Minister of undivided Bengal & Governor of former East Pakistan was born in Barisal. Some of the other notable persons in this region are Abdul Gaffar Choudhury (journalist), Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah (founder editor of the famous newspaper The Daily Ittefaq), Jibanananda Das (Famous Bengali poet), Aswini Kumar Dutta (founder of BM College in Barisal). Many other novelists, philosophers, and musicians came from Barisal.

As a riverine region, Barisal has many rivers crisscrossing the entire district. Therefore it is called the Venice of the East. Most of the trading and business transportation are performed through the rivers and canals of this district.

As an ancient region, there are some archeological and historical sites spotted around the district. Guthia Baitul Aman Jame Masjid Complex (in Guthia union), Shaheed Kazi Azizul Islam Monument, Bibi'r Pukur, Durga Sagar are some of the places of interest in Barisal.

There are 21 tourist attractions found in Barisal. This is 28% of all tourist attractions listed in Barisal Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and museums. Then there is also nature attractions listed in Barisal. You may find a list of all categories of Barisal attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Barisal of that type.

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Directions to Go

Barisal is directly accessible from Dhaka by road, river and air. The most popular and comfortable water transports are the launches, water buses and steamers that take about 5-7 hours. By road, it is about 6-hour drive. There is also an airport located near the city of Barisal and daily flights are operated by many reputed domestic airlines of Bangladesh.

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