Bangladesh is heir to a rich cultural heritage and has many fine examples of ancient & mediaeval stone and terra-cotta architecture. In two thousand years, many dynasties and conquerors have ruled Bengal, each leaving their particular mark, despite the hot, humid climate many are still visible. Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples and Moghul mosques dot the landscape, standing above the rice fields. A few are being restored with UNESCO assistance. More recent colonial architecture offers a wide number of differing styles and materials around the country.