Monday, May 9, 2016


The Oxford Mission Church, one of the most elegant looking churches in Bangladesh, is also a heritage structure of the country. This beautiful red brick church was established in 1903 from the sketch of Sister Edith. It was given a final shape by Father Strong. There are 13 ponds and Oxford Mission School on the compound. The structure is one of architectural brilliance, with many corridors. It has 40 archways that support the roof. A large cross on the main altar continues to impart the blessing of Jesus Christ. The church draws local and foreign visitors, including devoted Christians to pray kneeling before the altar.


History of Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district!

The Oxford Mission Church, one of the most attractive looking churches in Bangladesh, The Oxford Mission Church is also a heritage structure of the country. This beautiful red brick church was established in 1903.The Oxford Mission Church structured with many corridors. It has 40 archways that support the roof. A large cross on the main altar continues to impart the blessing of Jesus Christ.



How to get in to Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

This church situated in the town of Barisal beside Bogra Road south of Barisal connected both by air and road from Dhaka, Chittagong and Barisal. Flights are available from Chittagong and Dhaka on United Airways and Regent Airways. Flights tend to be daily during the high season (Oct - Apr) but generally drop back to 3-4 flights per week during the summer and Monsoon (May - Sept).
The private bus companies have offices near Hotel Sea Queen on the main road, and also down in the Hotel Motel Zone.


What can you see to Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

There are 13 ponds and Oxford Mission School on the compound. The structure is one of architectural brilliance, with many corridors. It has 40 archways that support the roof. A large cross on the main altar continues to impart the blessing of Jesus Christ.

What can you do to Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

You can see a huge number of antiques including canons of the Sultani period, hand and finger print of Queen Nurjahan, sword of Sirajuddowla, different types of antique statues and coins, survey maps and manuscripts, mementos of Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq, Aswani Kumar Dutta, poet Jibanananda Das, bard Mukunda Das and other distinguished personalities can took picture. Taking rest and visit around museum.

What can you buy from Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

There are lots of shops in the town catering to Bangladeshi tourists. You can also check out the local market. You can try some local beauty products (sandal wood based), hand woven textile and bed sheets among many other things.

What type of food you can take Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

There's a few restaurants along highway Rd and in the local markets, most   serving Bangladeshi standards.

What type of drink you can take from Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

Alcohol is available in a few locations. The hotels have bars which generally open from 7pm. don’t expect much as their ambience leaves much to be desired and there is no guarantee the beer will be cold. Prices are higher than you might expect.

Where you can sleep at Oxford Mission Church of Barisal district?

There are also a lot of number of residential house:
·  Rest House District Council
·  Khamarabari Reston House




The Baitul Aman Jame Masjid Complex, commonly known as Guthia Mosque of Barisal, is a mosque complex of Bangladesh having a land area of 14 acres, comparing to the 8.30 acres land area of the national mosque Baitul Mukarram of the country. The Baitul Aman Jame Masjid Complex consists of a Mosque, a huge Eidgah, a graveyard, three lakes, Madrasa and an orphanage. Established on 16 December 2003, Guthia Mosque is also a tourist spot in Bangladesh.

Location

Wazirpur, Barisal.

Construction

Construction of the mosque complex began in December 16, 2003 under the supervision of SAS Foundation. The complex is a private initiative by Sharfuddin Ahmed, a local politician and a businessman. The mosque took four years and one month to be completed. The complex was designed by a group of Bangladeshi architects.
The cost of the construction in those times was 200 million BDT. The complex was inaugurated on October 20, 2006, with three great lakes, a mosque, an orphanage, a madrasa, an Eidgah and 58 meters high minaret constructed of white marble.

Architecture

The mosque complex stands on 14 acres. The mosque itself consists of 20 domes. The three lakes surrounding the mosque are situated so that they reflect the whole mosque from different angles. Gardens are placed around the lakes and the mosque. A number of calligraphies of Ayatul Kursi are found around the mosque and the inner part of dome of the mosque also has the Ayatul Kursi carved on it. The inner wall of the mosque has the Surat ar-Rahman written on it. The inner part of the mosque has a capacity of 1,400 people, while the outer has a capacity of 5,000 people. Several thousand people can pray in the Eidgah adjacent to the mosque at a time. The 58 meters high minaret of the mosque is the tallest in the country. A graveyard stands on the south-eastern part of the complex.



Durga Sagar (known locally as Madhabpasha Dighi) is the biggest lake in Babuganl Upazila, Barisal District, Bangladesh. It has a total area of about 2500 hectares. The lake is about 11 km far away from the Barisal city. Rani Durgabati mother of Raja Joy Narayan Excavated this lake at 1780. There is a hummock in the center of the lake which looks like a small island.

History

According to a desire of Rani Durgavati, mother of Raja Joynarayan, the dighi was dug in 1780 (1187 BS).

Overview

Durgasagar with an area of about 2,500 hectare, is the largest pond or dighi in southern Bangladesh. It is located at Madhabpasa village of Babuganj upazila, about 11 km away from Barisal town. Locally it is known as Madhabpasha Dighi. According to a desire of Rani Durgavati, mother of Raja Joynarayan, the dighi was dug in 1780 (1187 BS). Initially there were four pucca ghats each having 15m width. Due to the lack of proper maintenance jungles gradually surrounded the dighi. However, in 1975, government renovated it to some extent. There are coconut trees around the dighi which together with the dighi are bounded by brick-walls. There are two gates each on the eastern and western sides of Durgasagar. In the middle of the dighi, there is an island with bushes. The surrounding areas of the dighi are now being used as a picnic spot. Presently, Barisal Development Board is looking after it.

Transportation

It is located at Madhabpasa village of Babuganj upazila, about 11 km away from Barisal town. Tourist can go there by bus, motorbike, car and auto rickshaw from Barisal City.

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