The region of Chittagong Division is most popular for Cox’s Bazar for its long stretch of beach considered as the most favored beach holiday destination in the country.
Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh is located about one hundred and fifty kilometers from the southern portion of Chittagong, Chittagong Division’s capital city.
To get to Chittagong Division, you can fly in from Chittagong or Dhaka as there are non – stop flights from these cities that go directly to Chittagong Division.
You can also take a bus from either Chittagong or Dhaka which have routes that go directly to Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh.
What to See and Do
Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh has the most popular beach in the country. Its long stretch of sandy beach is flocked by tourists year – round.
This part of the country is actually considered as the tourist capital of the country as there are plenty of tourist attractions here that travelers from practically every part of the globe specifically come to visit.
Apart from enjoying the waves at the beaches where surfing is a popular sport, there are Buddhist places of worship that you can visit and a good number of restaurants that offer some of the most delectable seafood dishes in the world.
Shopping for souvenirs is mainly through shops situated along the Hotel Motel Zone and at the Burmese Market where you can find a wide variety of local products.
If you wish to go on an island adventure, Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh is also a good starting point as it is within close distance to the island of Mahekashi where low – lying hills and mangroves are aplenty.
Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh is a fishing town in the country, most popular for having the longest stretch of natural beach in the world; the Cox Bazar Beach.
The beach stretches unbroken for about one hundred and twenty – five kilometers.
The district gets its name from a British East India Company officer by the name of Captain Hiram Cox who was the designated Superintendent of Palongkee back in the 18th century.
Palongkee is the other name for Cox’s Bazar. The Captain was most remembered for his humanitarian work in the district, helping rehabilitate refugees. He died a sudden death in the year 1799.
His contributions to the town inspired the locals to name a local market after him, Cox’s Bazar. Soon after, the district came to be known as Cox’s Bazar.
Accommodations around Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh are generally around BDT 1,000 to BDT 1,200 for a regular room without air – conditioning systems.
AC rooms start at BDT 1,800 and can go up to BDT 6,000. Luxurious, well – appointed suites range from BDT 20,000 up to BDT 60,000 per room, per night.
A good meal is generally around BDT 60 up to BDT 130 per person.
Cox’s Bazar District in Chittagong Division – Bangladesh is typically warm and humid throughout the year so light clothing is recommended.