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Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

BBC News

  • 14 May 2016

Police in Bangladesh say a 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been hacked to death in the south-eastern district of Bandarban.

An official said the monk’s body was found inside a Buddhist temple. 245 more words

A Dorm for Two

Where: Bandarban, Chittagon Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

What: the dorm at Hillside Resort, as all rooms had been booked for that night for a Grameenphone team building week-end. 82 more words

Bedroom

Golden Temple - Nestled in Scenic Tranquility

A mere ninety two kilometers outside of Chittagong, is a picturesque part of Bangladesh that is referred to as the rooftop of the country. Over and above the fact that the hill town is home to two of the highest peaks in Bangladesh, namely Tajingdong and Keokeradong, it is one of the most breathtaking parts of the country. 205 more words

Travel

off the beaten track

after a 10 hour bus journey, a night with no place to stay, another 3 hour “chander gari” ride the next morning and then a long long walk … it felt as if I’ve arrived at someplace in another country.  75 more words

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a village by the lake

the end of sunday church at the bawm village of boga lake, or as they call it bawka rili.

the bawm were worshipers of nature in the old days – they started converting to christianity with the arrival of the missionaries back in early nineteenth century, and that had a huge effect on their traditional lifestyle.

Bawka Rili – November 2010.

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the river

a few years passed after the first trip, before the chance came to go back again.
it was late monsoon, the landscape was lush green after the heavy rains of the previous months, so different than what I remembered it to be in the dry season. 85 more words

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