Cox’s Bazar is well-known for its extensive sandy beach which is claimed to be the world’s lengthiest natural sandy sea beach. It is an unbroken 120 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is a decent place for sea bathing. It is situated 150 km south of Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also acknowledged by the name “Pengwa”, the literal transformation of which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox’s Bazar originates its name from Captain Cox, an officer serving in British India in 18th century. Although Cox’s Bazar is one of the furthermost visited tourist terminuses in Bangladesh, it has yet to turn out to be a major global tourist terminus, due to lack of promotional activities.
The prehistoric name of Cox’s Bazar was Bakoli, Mid-seventeenth’s name was PENGWA. The Rakhyne word PENGWA means yellow flower. Burmese King Monwaing pounces on Cox’s Bazar in 1784. He killed the Arakanese King Thamada and took regulator of the area. So the Arakanese leftward the area to take shelter in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Patuakhali. The Government of the then East India Company chosen Captain Hiram Cox as Superintendent and allocated him to assimilate the Arakanese refugees. On entrance there in 1799, he beaten the Burmese king in a conflict and rehabilitated the Arakanese refugees. After the war, he set up a bazar (market) in that place which was named as Cox’s Bazar after him.
Total Area : 2491.86 sq. km
Population : About 2.2 million
How to go Cox’s Bazar?
154 km from Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar is associated by a well-built highway. There are Dhaka-Chittagong- Cox’s Bazar round ways Biman (Bangladesh Airlines) flight 3 days a week and flights from private airlines like GMG airlines and United Airways functioning flights to and from Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar by waterways from Chittagong is a romantic journey.
Hotels and Motels of Bangladesh Parjatan (Tourism) Corporation are well tourist accommodations. Room rent range from Tk. 1200 to Tk. 3800. Good many private hotels are available in Cox’s Bazar where room rent varies from tk 500 to tk 5000.
Parjatan Restaurant Shagorika at Hotel Shaibal, Upal & Probal Motel restaurants are the eating places from the Tourist Corporation. Privately owned restaurants such as Jhuban, Bakoli, Diamond, Niribili, Shojoni are worth trying. Prices are reasonable.
Aggmeda Khyang Monastery
Aggmeda Khyang Monastery is a attractive place in Cox’s Bazar. It has a big Buddhist monastery, and a residence admired by around 400,000 Buddhist people of Cox’s Bazar; and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. In the same way lucubrate in plan, advancement and decoration is the Aggameda Khyang near the appearance to the Cox’s Bazar town, which cuddle up at the foot of a hill under weighty cover of a standpoint of big trees. The chief sanctuary cum monastery is voted for on a sequence of round timber columns, which away from each other from accommodating the prayer chamber and an assemblage hall, also is the storehouse of a big of minor bronze Buddha images typically of Burmese origin and some old documents. Beyond the focal Khyang to the south, there is a encouraged made of wood pavilion and a smaller brick place of worship with a timber and crenelated metal root. At a distance from bearing an engraving in Burmese over its appearance, the place of worship encompasses some big stucco and bronze Buddha pictures.
Bongobondhu Safari Park
Bongobondhu Safari Park is one of the greatest safari park in South Asia. It is the first safari park in our country Bangladesh. Bongobondhu Safari Park is located Dulahazara in Cox’s Bazar. This is the first Safari Park for Bangladesh. The natural surroundings of the forest is steamy evergreen and rich with Boilam, Garjan, Telsur and Chapalish sideways with herbs, shrubs and creepers.
Bangobondhu Safari Park is a proclaimed protected part where the animals are held in reserve in legitimately mammoth area with natural environment and visitors can with no trouble see the animal whenever they visit by bus, jeep or on foot. This park was propelled on the basis of South Asian model.
Dulhazra Safari Park Chakaria
Dulhazra Safari Park Chakaria is another eye-catching place in Cox’s Bazar. It is located in Chakaria upazilla in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh. It was developed on hill on the side area of about 2,224 acres. It is situated 107 km away from the port city Chittagong. In this Safari Park, people wristwatch animals in ordinary state where animals are moving spontaneously in big zones. This is an appropriate encouraging area to make eco-tourism with the expansion of prevailing conveniences and calculation of some semi-mechanical spare time preparations. The well-developed right of entry direction and propinquity from the highway added to its distinctiveness.
Himchari is another greatest eye-catching place for the tourists in Cox’s Bazar. It is located 18 km south of Cox’s Bazar, beside the beach. Himchari is well-known place for picnic and film shooting. It is correspondingly well-known for its waterfalls and the road to Himchari runs by the exposed sea on one side and hills on the other which types the journey to Himchari extremely eye-catching.
Inani Beach is as well as the eye-catching sea beach in Ukhia Thana and about 32 kilometres to the south of Cox’s Bazar beach. It is well-known for its golden sand.
Inani beach appeal to most of the traveller who go up in price affectionately the miracles of natural surroundings. Inani Beach, far and wide well thought-out to be the world’s longest beach, is fringed with tall palm trees swaying smoothly in the gentle wind and has a calm inlet which is flawless for the diminutive ones to paddle in. Sedentary on the mainstay and coral boulders with the sincere waves washing up on the seashore around you, as they have done for millions of years, can be an actual beneficial knowledge. Seashells of all shapes, colours and sizes are found beside Inani Beach, creating beachcombing a popular movement. Every year many foreign and local tourists come here to expend their leisureliness at Inani Beach, Cox’s Bazar.
Kolatoli beach is an eye-catching beach for the traveller. It is located in Cox’s Bazar. Every single year people of dissimilar ages come here to receipts the actual palate of taking sea-bath. Visitors can captivating sea bath, pouring sea ski boat, can take renewed and appealing a number of kind of sea foods. Walking at the side of the sea shore on moonlit night is always pleasant for all aged traveller. A slow Pac sauntered life – most work come about in the morning and evening, though the middle of the day is held in reserve for drying rice and fish. For the duration of the day time, some villagers’ wholesales coconuts while others sitting in the shadow and chewing pan (battle leaf).
Laboni beach is one of the greatest attractive beaches in Cox’s Bazar. It is the chief beach of Cox’s Bazar as is at the central location and on your doorstep to town. Bangladesh has many sea beaches. Laboni Beach is one of them. It is a beach wherever you see the ordinary attractiveness. Close to the beach, there are hundreds of small shops vending mementoes and beach accoutrements to the tourists. The beach is at all times teeming by tourists. Visitors can sunbathe, surf, jog, cycle, and swim. It is best for be drenched and lessening.
Every year natural disasters are attacked our country. That’s why Radar station is here. Bangladesh is called the terrestrial of natural calamities. It is one of the most gravely injured countries anguish regular natural disasters such as floods in the summer monsoon, cyclone and disturbances in pre- and post-monsoon seasons. Natural calamities cannot be prevented. But appropriate prognostication from RADAR station could minimalize the destruction of natural disaster. In Cox’s Bazar freshly built radar station. It is assembled by Japan under the abroad development agreement. It is also called top of hill radar station.
Ramu is lustrous by treacherous oldest originality constructed wood made Buddhist Bihar & archaeological memorial that will remember us the past history of it. Ramu is a representative Buddhist village, about 16 km. from Cox’s Bazar, on the main road to Chittagong. There are khyangs, monasteries and pagodas encompassing images of Buddha in gold, bronze and other metals inlaid with valuable gravels. The most vital visiting the attractions attraction of Ramu, Cox’s Bazar is the good-looking Buddhist place of worship that you would find near Bakkhali on Tiger Canal. You would find a number of Buddhist leftovers and Burmese handicrafts here. The most magnetism is a big bronze figurine of Buddha measuring thirteen feet high and respites on a six feet high plinth. It is the biggest Buddha figurines that are found in whole of Bangladesh. The wood statuette of this Khyang is precise subtle and refined. Ramkot is another sight-seeing fascination since it is supposed that the stone pounder used by Sita while she was in Lanka is well-kept-up here and Rama also met Sita here. Ramu has a charisma of its own. Weavers ply their trade in open workspaces and craftsmen make handmade cigars in their pagoda like houses.
Rubber Dam is one more eye-catching place in Cox’s Bazar. Since Bangladesh has
Very slight rainfall in the winter, the prerequisite of water for irrigation for the duration of the season is met from pulverized water sources and by preserving a part of the monsoon superficial water. To do this, the Local Government Engineering Department in Bangladesh has make known to rubber dams, a cost effective technology that keep in mind and marmalades superficial water in the river channel, reservoirs and lakes. It has assembled two pilot rubber dams in the Bakkhali River and Idagaon Khal in Cox’s Bazar region that would stream irrigation water to 8,000 hectares for rice crop growing.
Saint Martin’s Island
Saint Martin’s Island is one of the most eye-catching Coral Islands where you will discovery live corals. Its only 30 km from Teknaf and you will go there by local motorboat, tourist boats, or sea truck. Saint Martin is a small island. It is the only coral reef island in Bangladesh. The local name of the island is “Narical Gingira”, also spelled “Narikel Janjina/Jinjera”, transformed from Bangla, meaning ‘Coconut Island’. St. Martin’s Island has become a popular tourist spot. At this time, three shipping liners run daily trips to the island, as well as Sea-Truck and Keary-Sindbad. Tourists can book their trip either from Chittagong or from Cox’s Bazar. The neighbouring coral reef of the island has a postponement named ‘Chera Dwip’.
The island is appropriate much resourceful with vast biological variability such as prevailing fauna and flora Coral, Mollusk, Fish, Amphibian, Turtle, Bird , Snail and Mammals. Above and beyond above coconut tree is the significant cash crop.
There are several islands in Cox’s Bazar. Sonadia Island is one of them. Sonadia Island is about 7 km north-west of Cox’s Bazar. Sonadia Island is very amusing for many kinds of ammunitions. The island is sandy and various kinds of shells are found on the beach of the western part. And the northern part of the island, there are beds of window pane oysters. It is well-kwon for the industry of thirsty fish. Fisherman set up impermanent camps on the island and Dries Sea fishes for the duration of winter season, which they no-win situation from Sea.
Teknaf is another beautiful place in Cox’s Bazar. It is the most southern or south-eastern coastal sub district under the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. This is the only residence Bangladesh which is attached with Myanmar (former Burma) by a small river called Naf River of Bangladesh. Because of its geographical location this sub district has advanced as most stimulating place for the foreign and local tourists. Because of tropical weather of Bangladesh most tourists normally go to visit this place for the duration of the winter or in between winter and autumn (October to March). Teknaf has a market where visitors can rummage “good finds” coming from Myanmar ranging from cosmetics, beer and longyi (a sheet of clothe worn in Myanmar. Shoppers should be wary of the products’ provenance as they may be export goods.