Barisal Division attractions

Area in Barisal

Ferry Piers

Particularly atmospheric in the evenings, when dramatically lit and boldly painted launches depart from adjoining ghats, the piers are a wonderful place to soak up the local riverine culture. Overseen by BIWTC (buy …
Forest in Kuakata

Gangamati Mangrove Forest

The Gangamati Mangrove Forest is 7km due east along the Kuakata beach. You can rent motorbikes (Tk 500) to get here. You'll be mostly riding on the sands, so take care not to run over beached marine life; a lot of i…
Village in Kuakata

Misripara Village

About 9km northwest of Kuakata lies this charming village, where you can see the current generation of Rakhine people going about their life and work. You’ll find a rustic temple housing a 6m Buddha statue. Rent a b…
Hindu Temple in Barisal

Jagannath Temple

Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Vishnu, this temple is a unique sight considering that the deity is only rarely worshipped outside of Odisha in India. A rather understated affair, the mandir…
Church in Barisal

St Peter's Church

This tiny church, hidden under shady coconut palms and betel-nut trees, is worth exploring mainly for its serene and leafy atmosphere. Apart from mass on Sundays, when a small number of local Christian residents tur…