Sylhet is one of the most important spiritual and cultural centres of Bangladesh. It is one of the places of religious tourism. In the city itself and the surrounding area there are burial places of Muslim saints, to which thousands of pilgrims come every year, which makes finding accommodation for foreign tourists problematic. Sylhet also has a well-traced British influence in its guise, which is very easy to spot in the numerous monuments of colonial style architecture, tea plantations around the city, and the British built railway, that connects Sylhet with Indian Assam. Maybe because of the strong historical influence of Britain, most of the Bangladeshis live in London are from here?