Sylhet and Srimongal, Bangladesh

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Sylhet and Srimongal, Bangladesh.
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The East Darga Gate is the main entrance to the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

The East Darga Gate is the main entrance to the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Indigenous Khasi people live in hilltop villages around Lawachara National Park near Srimongal, Bangladesh. Their main source of income is from betel-nut trees.

Indigenous Khasi people live in hilltop villages around Lawachara National Park near Srimongal, Bangladesh. Their main source of income is from betel-nut trees.

Pilgrims to the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh, often stop to feed the sacred pigeons.

Pilgrims to the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh, often stop to feed the sacred pigeons.

The mixed evergreen forest at Lawachara National Park east of Srimongal, Bangladesh, provides a home for birds and primates. Three walking trails are available for visitors.

The mixed evergreen forest at Lawachara National Park east of Srimongal, Bangladesh, provides a home for birds and primates. Three walking trails are available for visitors.

Bangladeshi workers form bricks from clay by hand and lay them out in the sun. Later the dried bricks are fired in ovens.

Bangladeshi workers form bricks from clay by hand and lay them out in the sun. Later the dried bricks are fired in ovens.

The mosque of the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh, stands next to the tomb of the 14th century Sufi saint.

The mosque of the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet, Bangladesh, stands next to the tomb of the century Sufi saint.

Railway Station Road is one of the main streets of Srimongal, Bangladesh.

Railway Station Road is one of the main streets of Srimongal, Bangladesh.

The fish market in central Sylhet, Bangladesh, is worth a visit.

The fish market in central Sylhet, Bangladesh, is worth a visit.

The vendor had his stall by the main street just outside the Bandar Bazar Fruit Market in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

The vendor had his stall by the main street just outside the Bandar Bazar Fruit Market in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

The Hail Haor Wetland Sanctuary near Srimongal, Bangladesh, provides a refuge for waterbirds and aquatic plants.

The Hail Haor Wetland Sanctuary near Srimongal, Bangladesh, provides a refuge for waterbirds and aquatic plants.

Baikka Beel is the eastern portion of the Hail Haor Wetland Sanctuary near Srimongal, Bangladesh. Over 160 bird species are found here throughout the year.

Baikka Beel is the eastern portion of the Hail Haor Wetland Sanctuary near Srimongal, Bangladesh. Over 160 bird species are found here throughout the year.

Madhabpur Lake near Srimongal, Bangladesh, is a popular tourist destination.

Madhabpur Lake near Srimongal, Bangladesh, is a popular tourist destination.

Srimongal is one of the main tea growing areas in Bangladesh and new strains are developed at the Tea Research Institute.

Srimongal is one of the main tea growing areas in Bangladesh and new strains are developed at the Tea Research Institute.

Cycle rickshaws are one of the main forms of transportation in Bangladesh. This example was seen in Srimongal.

Cycle rickshaws are one of the main forms of transportation in Bangladesh. This example was seen in Srimongal.

The train from Sylhet passes a level crossing near Srimongal Railway Station, Bangladesh.

The train from Sylhet passes a level crossing near Srimongal Railway Station, Bangladesh.

Bricks are the main construction material in Bangladesh and brickyard chimnies are seen all around the country.

Bricks are the main construction material in Bangladesh and brickyard chimnies are seen all around the country.

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