bazar is located in Bangladesh. Just below China and besides india, In
south east asia.
bazar is at the south most end of Bangladesh. A small resort beach city.
The main Sea Beach
Miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, surfing waves,
rare conch shells, colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes,
delightful sea-food--this is Cox's Bazar, the tourist capital of
Bangladesh. Having the world's longest (120 kilometers.) beach sloping
gently down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, Cox's Bazar is one
of the most attractive tourist sport in the country.
Its also a tropical
paradise. Hot sun and fun, sandy beaches and great food.
Located at a distance of 152 km. south of Chittagong, the leading
seaport of Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar is connected both by air and road
from Dhaka and Chittagong.
Other attractions for visitors are conch shell market, tribal
handicraft, salt and prawn cultivation.
Arguably the most attractive tourist resort of the country located on a
low range of sand hills between the river Bakkhali and the Bay of Bengal
with a long open beach towards the sea. The town was named after
Lieutenant Cox, who had rehabilitated here a group of Maghs seeking
shelter in British territory after the conquest of Arakan by the
Burmese. He died here in 1798. The unbroken 125 km beach at Cox's Bazar
is sandy with a gentle slope. Since the rise and fall of the tide here
is not great, it is a good place for sea bathing. A large variety of
Fish, including excellent Pomfret, soles and Oysters are also caught
It is a district town
and is also the headquarters of the Cox's Bazar forest division. The
town and surrounding places have many clolourful pagodas and Buddhist
temples and are inhabited by, among others, many tribal people who have
their own distinct Customs and Traditions.
In addition to the long
sea-beach with its silvery waves breaking at the foot of hills and
sea-bathing, the attractions of Cox's Bazar include a drive along the
beach, the view of the sun setting on the rolling sea-waves, the moonlit
night, and the exciting interior of the bazar and its people.
Interesting places around Cox's Bazar include Himchhari, Ramu, Sonadia
Island, MaheshKhali, Teknaf and St. Martin Island.
OTHER PLACES OF
Besides, the longest sea-beach, Cox's Bazar and its adjoin areas
have a lot of things to see and places deserve visit by the tourists.
Himchari : It is about 32 km. South
of Cox's Bazar along the beach, a nice place for picnic and shooting.
The famous "Broken Hills" and waterfalls here are rare sights.
Inani : It is about 32 km. South of
Cox's Bazar and just on the beach, with the sea to the west and a
background of steep hills to the east. Inani casts a magic spell on
those who step into that dreamland. It is only half an hour's drive from
Cox's Bazar and an ideal place for Sea-bathing and picnic.
Maheskhali : An island off the coast
of Cox's Bazar. It has an area of 268 square kilometers. Through the
centre of the island and along the eastern coast line rises a range of
low hills, 300 feet high; but the coast to the west and north is a
lowlying treat, fringed by mangrove jungle. In the hills on the coast is
built the shrine of Adinath, dedicated to siva. By its side on the same
hill is Buddhist Pagoda.
Ramu : This is a typical Buddhist
village, about 16 km. from Cox's Bazar, on the main road to Chittagong.
There are monasteries, khyangs and pagodas containing images of Buddha
in gold, bronze and other metals inilaid with precious stones.
One of the most interesting of these temples is on the bank of the
Baghkhali river. It houses not only interesting relics and Burmes
handicrafts but also a large bronze statue of Buddha measuring thirteen
feet high and rests on a six feet high pedestal. The wood carving of
this khyang is very delicate and refined.
The village has a charm of its own. Weavers ply there trade in open
workshops and craftsmen make handmade cigars in their pagoda like
Sonadia Island : It is about seven
kilometer of Cox's Bazar and about nine square kilometer in area. The
western side of the island is sandy and different kinds of shells are
found on the beach. Off the northern part of the island, there are beds
of window pane oysters. During winter, fisherman set up temporary camps
on the island and dry their catches of sea fish.
St. Martins Island : This small
coral island about 10km (6mi) south-west of the southern tip of the
mainland is a tropical cliché, with beaches fringed with coconut palms
and bountiful marine life. There''s nothing more strenuous to do here
than soak up the rays, but it''s a clean and peaceful place without even
a mosquito to disrupt your serenity. It''s possible to walk around the
island in a day because it measures only 8 sq km (3 sq mi), shrinking to
about 5 sq km (2 sq mi) during high tide. Most of island''s 5500
inhabitants live primarily from fishing, and between October and April
fisher people from neighbouring areas bring their catch to the island''s
temporary wholesale market. A ferry leaves Teknaf for St Martin every
day and takes around 3 hours.
Getting to St. Martin's is a three-step program. First you'll need to
fly or bus it down to Cox's Bazar, and then catch a bus to Teknaf, which
is right on the very tip of Bangladesh, sandwiched up against Myanmar.
From Teknar, ferries run daily to St. Martin Island. The total distance
from Dhaka to the island is 510km (316mi).
The Aggameda Khyang, Cox's Bazar :
Equally elaborate in plan, elevation and decoration is the Aggameda
Khyang near the entrance to the Cox's Bazar town which nestles at the
foot of a hill under heavy cover of a stand of large trees. The main
sanctuary-cum-monastery is carried on a series of round timber columns,
which apart from accommodating the prayer chamber and an assembly hall,
also is the repository of a large of small bronze Buddha images-mostly
of Burmese origin-- and some old manuscripts. Beyond the main khyang to
the south there is an elevated wooden pavilion and a smaller brick
temple with a timber and corrugated metal root. Apart from bearing an
inscription in Burmese over its entrance the temple contains some large
stucco and bronze Buddha images.
Teknaf : Southernmost tip of
Bangladesh, Teknaf situated on the Naaf river and just at the end of the
hilly regions of the district. Mayanmar is on the opposite bank of Naaf
river. Wild animals and birds are available but the most interesting
thing is a journey on the river. Wide sandy beach in the backdrop of
high hills with green forests is an enchanting scene never to be
The Cox's Bazar Holiday Complex of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, the
National Tourism Organization is an ideal tourist resort having a number
of facilities for the visitors.
Places of interest along the beach
Cox’s Bazar, mostly famous for its beautiful sea beach and the sunset, has
several other attractions, including:
Laboni Beach: This is the main
Cox's Bazar and is considered the main
beach due to the fact that it is closest to the town. Close to the beach,
there are hundreds of small shops selling souvenirs and beach accessories to
Himchari: Located about 18 km south of Cox’s Bazar
along the sea beach, is a nice place for the picnic and film shooting. This
picnic spot is famous for its waterfalls. The road to Himchari runs by the
open sea on one side and hills on the other which makes the journey to
Himchari very attractive. Its another attraction is the Christmas tree.
Enani Beach: Located 35 km south of Cox’s Bazar, this white sandy
beach is located within Ukhia Thana.
This beach is famous for its golden sand and clean shark free water which is
ideal for sea bathing. Most tourists prefer to come down here for relaxing
because it is free from the crowd of tourists that is usually seen at the Laboni
As a sea resort Cox's Bazar has acquired much name and fame. "Panowa"
the another name of Cox's Bazar, means the land of yellow flower and
another ancient name was "Palongkee".
Its recorded history goes back to the Mughal Period when the ill- fated
Prince Shah Shuja passed through the hilly regions of present day Cox's
Bazar on his way to Arakan. He became so much enchanted by the natural
beauty around his trail that he ordered his one thousand palanquins to
stop and camp amidst the hills. The place where he halted and camped
still bears the name of Dulahazara, after the Mughals the area was ruled
and pillaged in tern by the Tipras and Arakanese. They were followed by
the Portuguese and finily by the British. In 1799 the British Government
sent a captain named Hiram Cox to settle Burmise immigrants in the area.
A new colony was thus formed and the place was named as Cox's Bazar.
It was made a sub divisional headquarter in 1854 and district in 1984.
Among the inhabitants of the area, there are Muslims & Hindus and the
Buddhist immigrants of Burmise - Arakanese origin. Buddhist tribal
people known as Maghs are an important and fascinating section of the
population. They are unassuming people attached deeply to their own
culture and way of life.
(Written by: Zahidul Gani Chowdhury).
Cox's Bazar divided into seven upazillas. They are:
1. Cox's Bazar Sader
6. Kutubdia and
50% of this areas are accompanied with small and big hills tracts.
COX'S BAZAR HOTEL
Cox's Bazar's southern area is
kalatali. Walking distance from sea beach. Residential area. Homely
environment. About 2 kilometers from airport & central bus stand. A road
decorated by tamarisk tree across this area.
Uni Resort Limited, Nitol Bay Resort, Silvia Resort, Green-Abakash
Hotel Motel Zone (Motel Road, Sea Beach Road):
Cox's Bazar's south-west area is
hotel motel zone. There are two parts such as motel road and sea beach
road. Motel road is famous for govt. authorized and management by non-govt.
motel. Sea beach road is famous for world class hotels, cottage and sea
beach market. This area situated on near from sea beach.
Hotel Silver Shine, Hotel Shaibal, Motel Upal, Motel Probal, Hotel
Holiday, Seagull Hotel, Hotel Media International, Motel Labonee,
Prassad Ocean Resort.
Main Road(Jhawtala, Laldighi East-West, Bazar Ghata, Burmise
Main Road is the largest area of
the cox's bazar. This area is favorite for commercial sector, market and
cheap rated hotels. All main bus counter, cinema or theater hall, money
exchange office and banks stay here. About 2 kilometers from airport &
central bus stand.
Hotel Sayeman, Hotel Sagargaon, The Grand Hotel-Renaissance, Hotel Sea
Queen, Hotel S.K. International, Hotel Panowa, Hotel Palongkee Limited,
Hotel Bilkis Limited.
Just go to Cox's bazar, you will find the best 5+ Star Hotels and also
the cheapest accomodation in the world. Same can be said about
restaurants. So don't worry about that.
FOOD & RESTAURANTS,
Bangladeshi dish, Western
and Chinese food are available in renowned restaurants. There are many
restaurants over there. Some renowned restaurants are:
Open: 6.00am to midnight
Nitol Bay Resort
Kalatali Road, Cox's Bazar.
Kalatali Road, Cox's Bazar.
Open: 6.00am to midnight
Sayeman Road, Cox's Bazar.
Open: 7.00am to midnight
Hotel Sea Queen
Jhawtala, Main Road, Cox's Bazar.
Open: 7.00am to 11.00pm
Motel Road, Cox's Bazar.
Sea Beach Road,
Tourist Market, Cox's Bazar.
Sayeman Road, Cox's Bazar.
Jhawtala, Main Road, Cox's
Marine Drive Road,
Kalatali New Sea Beach, Cox's Bazar.
East Bazar Ghata,
Main Road, Cox's Bazar.
Saint Martin Resort,
Kalatali Road, Cox's Bazar.
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