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Bangladesh Beaches

Discussion in 'Bangladesh' started by Dakota, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Dakota

    Dakota New Member

    A friend of mine visited Bangladesh and was raving about the most beautiful beach in the world. He said this beach was so long and it went on as far as the eye could see. I am curious if this beach is one of the seven wonders of the world people talk about. I'm also curious if India shares this beach and border with Bangladesh.

  2. biddut deb nath

    biddut deb nath New Member

    Its obvious that bangladesh has longest beach in the world. The beach of cox's bazar is that beach. There is no sharing with india and you have to have valid passport and visas to come here and enjoy the magnificent beauty of cox's bazar.
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  3. Admin

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    Nestled in the heart of South Asia, Bangladesh is a country of rivers, lush greenery, and a rich tapestry of history and culture. While many are familiar with its bustling capital Dhaka, or its rich historical sites in Bagerhat and Paharpur, Bangladesh also boasts some truly pristine and mesmerizing beaches. These seashores, caressed by the waves of the Bay of Bengal, are perfect getaways for travelers seeking serenity and natural beauty.

    1. Cox's Bazar: The Longest Natural Sea Beach

    Arguably the most famous beach in Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar spans an impressive 120 kilometers, making it the longest natural sea beach in the world. Visitors to Cox's Bazar are greeted with a vast expanse of golden sands that stretch as far as the eye can see, kissed by turquoise waters and framed by a serene backdrop of lush hills.

    The beach is named after Captain Hiram Cox, an officer of the British East India Company, who was known for his efforts in rehabilitating refugees during the Arakanese rebellion. Today, Cox's Bazar is a bustling tourist destination, complete with modern amenities, beachside resorts, and local bazaars where one can sample the delights of Bangladeshi cuisine and buy local handicrafts.

    2. St. Martin's Island: A Coral Paradise

    To the south of Cox's Bazar lies St. Martin's Island, the only coral island of Bangladesh. Accessible by boat, this slice of paradise is a haven for biodiversity. The island, locally known as Narikel Jinjira (Coconut Island), is fringed with coconut palms and surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters.

    It’s an ideal spot for snorkeling, where visitors can catch glimpses of vibrant coral colonies and a myriad of marine life. The beaches here are more tranquil than Cox's Bazar, making it perfect for travelers seeking solitude and communion with nature.

    3. Kuakata: The Daughter of the Sea

    Located in the Patuakhali District, Kuakata, aptly named 'Sagar Kannya' or 'Daughter of the Sea', is a panoramic sea beach where visitors can witness both sunrise and sunset over the Bay of Bengal. The beach is about 30 kilometers long and 6 kilometers wide.

    Apart from its scenic beauty, Kuakata is culturally significant for the local Rakhine and Magh communities. The area also houses ancient Buddhist temples and statues, adding a spiritual dimension to its natural allure.

    4. Patenga and Fouzdarhat: Urban Beach Getaways

    Close to the port city of Chittagong are the beaches of Patenga and Fouzdarhat. While they might not have the vast expanses of their more famous counterparts, they offer urban dwellers a quick respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Patenga is particularly popular in the evenings, where locals gather to enjoy cool sea breezes and partake in beachside snacks like spicy jhalmuri (puffed rice mixed with spices) or roasted corn on the cob.

    5. Inani Beach: Secluded Shores

    Situated 23 kilometers south of Cox's Bazar, Inani Beach is a more secluded alternative for those looking to escape the crowds. With its unique golden sands and shimmering blue waters, Inani offers stunning views of the Bay of Bengal amidst a backdrop of verdant hills.

    Visitors should also look out for the beach’s curious rock and coral boulders, which are revealed during low tide and offer a unique beach-combing experience.

    Bangladesh’s beaches are not just stretches of sand; they are destinations replete with tales, traditions, and tantalizing beauty. These shores offer everything from the bustling vibrancy of Cox's Bazar to the tranquil and untouched beauty of St. Martin's Island.

    For the discerning traveler, Bangladesh’s beaches offer a blend of nature, culture, and history. So, the next time you’re planning a beach vacation, look beyond the usual spots and consider the stunning shores of Bangladesh—a destination waiting to be discovered.