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Khulna – A Prominent City of Bangladesh

With a population of more than 1.4 million, Khulna is the third largest city in Bangladesh. The city is not only famous for its industries and commercial sectors but also for its scenic beauty. This fascinating city is located 333 km southwest of the capital city Dhaka. It is well connected with the rest of the country vial railways, airways and roadways. Khulna is also famously known as city of shrimps as major part of shrimps are exported from this area. If you are holidaying in Bangladesh, Khulna is a must visit city of this country. The beauty of this enigmatic city is a feast to one’s eyes.

Accommodation Options and Languages Spoken
There are many hotels and guesthouse of all budgets available in this city. You can even stay on a rented apartment, if you wish to. There are many budget hotels all over the city, so accommodation may not be a problem. Apart from that, the language spoken in Khulna is generally Bengali, however most of them do understand and can converse in English.

History
The history of this place is about a century old.  Initially during 1885, it was considered as municipality which later on became a railway link, district headquarters etc. the actual placed was developed in 1960s.

Popular Places
This exciting city has many things to offer. One of the most popular tourist attractions is Sundarbans. It has the largest mangrove forests in the world. The sightseeing offers mind boggling beaches and some beautifully carved places and temples. Other tourist destinations in Khulna include Mongla, Shal Gambuj Mosque shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali, Ronvijoypur Mosque and Kustia. The art work and the history behind building the mosques are quite mystifying.  

Getting Around
Moving around in the city is also very convenient; one can travel via public transportation which includes bus, taxi, auto rickshaws and cars. However, it would be better, if you hire a car on rent and take along a tourist guide so that you don’t miss out on any important tourist place.

Places of Entertainment
The flora and fauna of this city is the main entertainment of the visitors. Apart from that, people generally go for fishing or watch the amazing wildlife of the city. People enjoy shopping of various goods from the famous picture palace market, Khulna shopping complex and the Jalil tower. You will find many unique items over here which reflect the culture of the city. Apart from that, you also get several electronic gadgets at really cheap prices.

Currency
The official currency of Khulna is taka. If you want to gain knowledge about the currency exchange issues, you can seek help from the internet or check out the financial news.

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