Travel Advice Bangladesh | Travel Tips Bangladesh
The national currency of Bangladesh is the thaka. In big cities you can use ATM´s, elsewhere you can change money for cash euro or USD or use traveller cheques.
One euro is about 100 thaka.
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The standard time zone of Bangladesh is: GMT +6 hours. No daylight saving time.
Bangladesh is one
of the fastest growing countries in telecom sector. The sector is rapidly emerging. Government provided Land-line telephone covers the urban areas,
domestic long-distance and
international services. There are 6 mobile phone operators in Bangladesh. Bangladesh
has dial-up Internet access all over the country. Presently Bangladesh also
has widely used Broadband, WAN and WI-MAX connectivity.
Buying a SIM Card in Bangladesh/ Dhaka airpor
It is so easy to buy a SIM Card in BD. You will find a GARMEENPHONE
counter just beside the luggage belt. Buy a SIM card (BDT 150) and
recharge some amount. Both Grameen and Banglalink have wide network in
BD and also can call worldwide.
– Internet in Mobile : Grameen, Banglalink have almost same coverage. So, you can buy any of them.
a. Grameenphone : They have 1 GB package (Validity 1 month) with Tk. 345 (1 USD= 79.3 Taka)
b. Banglalink : 1 GB Package (1 month) with Tk. 310
Teletalk offers 3 G Mobile service Tk. 400 (2 Gb).
The general power
supply is 220 Volt AC all over the country.
Bangladesh is a
well secured country. The Law Enforcement Department is very active in
providing security to the people from home and abroad. So far there is no
notable occurrence with the foreign tourists. Recently the Government has
introduced Tourist Police. General Bangladeshi people are very friendly to the
foreigners they treat foreigners as messiah.