Monday, June 10, 2013

Sylhet City Skyline and Highrise Images - Part 1

Sylhet is a major urban center in north-east part of Bangladesh. It is the principal city and administrative capital of Sylhet Division. The city is located on the banks of Surma River in the Barak Valley and has a population of more than 500,000 people, making it the fourth largest city in Bangladesh. Sylhet is known in Bengal as the "City of Saints". It is home to the mausoleums and mosques of Shah Jalal and Shah Poran, Bengal’s most revered Sufi saints. Every year, the city receives hundreds and thousands of pilgrims to the Dargahs of Shah Jalal and Shah Paran, earning a reputation as the "spiritual capital of Bangladesh". Sylhet is also famed for its natural setting, amidst rainforests, waterfalls, hills and river valleys.

Historically, Sylhet was a part of various kingdoms and sultanates in Bengal and Assam. Under British rule, it was a strategically important hill station in the north-east India. Between 1878 and 1947, it was part of Colonial Assam. On the eve of the partition of India, the people of Sylhet voted in a referendum to join East Bengal. It became a hotbed of the Bangladeshi liberation struggle and produced many renowned freedom fighters, including leading commanders of the Freedom Fighter (Mukti Bahini). As the northeastern frontier of Bengal and its crossroads with Assam, Sylhet had developed a distinct Bengali cultural identity. This includes the distinct Sylheti Bengali dialect and Sylheti cuisine, as well as Sylheti mystic culture, which celebrates religion and pluralism in Bengal. Rabindranath Tagore, the great Bengali poet and first Asian Nobel laureate, took tremendous inspiration from these traditions, particularly from the poetry and songs of Hason Raja.

Dear Viewers / Readers,

All the images have been collected from various sources, most probably all the images in this post were taken between within last five years. The Skyline of the fourth largest city Sylhet in Bangladesh is growing. Lots of high-rises have already been built and some are going to be built, some of the images has published here. Take a look:

Skyline Images of Sylhet City:

Highrise Buildings in Sylhet City:

Other pics in Sylhet City:

Thanks a lot.

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1 comment:

  1. Sylhet city needs to get rid of hanging wires,people walking on the street, rikshaw, and street vendors.