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Cox's Bazar

Miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, Buddhist Temples and tribes, colorful Pagodas and delightful sea-food - all this makes what Cox's Bazar is, today, the tourist capital of Bangladesh. Located along the Bay of Bengal in South Eastern Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar Town is a small port and health resort. But it is mostly famous for its long natural sandy beach - an incredible 121 km in length. The World's longest uninterrupted beach slopes here down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal against the picturesque background of a chain of hills covered with deep green forests. Inani beach

Cox's Bazar is one of the most attractive tourist spots in the world. The warm, shark free, waters are good for bathing and swimming & while the sandy beaches offer opportunities for sun-bathing. The best time to go there is at sunrise and sunset when the sand changes colors. Watching the sun set is lovely. Further down south from the town are other parts of the beaches which are not well known to tourists. Here you can go early in the morning and see the fishermen coming back with their morning catch as the sun rises by the horizon. Everything is good for photos.
Many local people are involved in these hospitality and customer service type business. A number of people are also involved in fishing and collecting seafood and sea products for their livelihood. Out of several sea products various kinds of Oyster, Snail, Pearl and their ornaments are very popular to tourists in the seaside and city stores. A number of people are also involved in the transportation business for tourists.

Despite its increasing commercialization, Cox’s Bazar is a great place to visit. If you are a foreigner, everyone will want to talk to you and have their picture taken with you, which is a bit annoying, but at least it is a way to get to talk to people and meet local people.

Millions of foreigners and Bangladeshi natives visit this most beautiful coastal city every year. In Cox'sBazar have lots of tourist accommodation facilities in different types. Therefore, a number of hotel, guest house, motel and Five Star also have been built in the city and coastal region. The beach can get very crowded during the months of September and October. Usually hotel walk-ins are almost hard to find, specially the ones which are closest to the beach.

Sea BeachThere are lots of shops in the Hotel Motel Zone catering to Bangladeshi tourists. Things made of sea shells are very popular and also sold by vendors on the beach, but think twice about encouraging such a non-eco friendly practice. You can also check out the Burmese Market. You can try some local beauty products - locally made cigars, wood based sandal, handloom products and bed sheets among many other things.

Located about 150 km south of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar is connected both by air and road from Dhaka and Chittagong.

Visit to the fascinating picnic spots at Himchari and Teknaf, the Buddhist Temple at Ramu and nearby islands of Sonadia and St. Martin's, Inani Beach and Moheshkhali are certain to become unforgettable experiences for every visitor.


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