Resting on the western bank of the Kirtankhola River in southcentral Bangladesh, Barisal is the largest city and serves as the capital of the Barisal District. Barisal is one of the oldest ports in the country and is the gateway to Bangladesh’s extensive network of waterways. The city itself is dotted with numerous picturesque ponds, impressive Raj-era buildings, and hosts a renowned floating market in the nearby Bhimruli village.