Monday, October 29, 2007

Cox's Bazar is a major city and district in Bangladesh. It is also one of the world's longest natural sandy sea beaches (120 km) including mud flats. It is located 150 km south of Chittagong. Cox's Bazar is also known by the name "Panowa", the literal translation of which means "yellow flower". Its other old name was "Palongkee". The modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain Cox (died 1798), an army officer serving in British India. It is also one of the fishing ports of Bangladesh.
Often termed as "World's longest sandy sea beach", Cox's Bazar is yet to become a major tourist destination in Asia allegedly due to conservative attitude of local people.

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Cox's Bazar, mostly famous for its beautiful sea beach and the sunset, has several other attractions, including:

Aggmeda Khyang [1], a large Buddhist monastery, and a place revered by around 400,000 Buddhist people of Cox's Bazar; and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Himchari, located about 12 km south of Cox's Bazar, is a picnic spot and famous for its waterfalls and provid sufficient security for the tourists.Road to Himchari run by the open sea in one side and hills in othes make the journey to Himchari a path of Heaven.
Inani, also 32 km south of Cox's Bazar offers sea bathing.
Laboni Beach is the main beach of Cox's Bazar and is considered the main beach due to the fact that it is closest to the town.
Maheskhali is a small island (268 square kilometres) off the Cox's Bazar coast. The island offers panoramic scenic beauty and is covered by low hills and mangrove forests. Adinath, a temple of Shiva, and a Buddhist pagoda are also located on the island.
Ramu, about 16 km from Cox's Bazar, is a village with sizeable Buddhist population. The village is famous for its handicrafts and homemade cigars.
Sonadia Island, a small island of only 9 square kilometers
Teknaf, a place situated by the side of Naaf river is the southernmost part of Bangladesh. The place is home to several birds and wild animals.
HotelsThe best place to stay in coxbazar may be Hotel "Seagull" or "Hotel Sea Place" with its aesthetic outlook and hospitality feel like in home.Located 500 m close to sea shore and self protected sea beach. Facts
Sunset at Cox's Bazar
Submarine Cable Landing Station
Cox's Bazar Bus Terminal
Cox's Bazar Cox's Bazar Beach
Cox's Bazar Beach
Cox's Bazar Marine Drive
Cox's Bazar Marine Drive

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