Panorama of the Week: Buddhism in Bangladesh?

Once upon a time, Buddhism was the prominent religion across the land that is now Bangladesh.

Although Buddhists only make up around 1% of the population today, you can find pockets of of Marma, Chakma and other ethnic communities practicing in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in southeastern Bangladesh. There are even a few Bengali Buddhists about.

Open the panorama below for a glimpse of Bangladesh’s largest active Buddhist temple, Buddha Dhatu Jadi or Golden Temple — a peaceful little place tucked into the hills above the nearby town of Bandarban.

360-Degree Panorama: Bandarban Golden Temple, Bangladesh

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