World's Longest Natural Sandy Sea Beach
Cox's Bazar (Bengali: কক্সবাজার) is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach which is the world's longest natural sandy sea beach.
It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of Chittagong. Coxís 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 1799), an officer serving in British India. In the 18th century, an officer of British East India Company, Captain Hiram Cox
was appointed as the Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became the Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains.
The Captain was a compassionate soul and the plight of the people touched his heart. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area, and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox
in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him as Cox's Bazaar ("Cox's Market").
Although Cox's Bazar is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh, it has yet to become a major international tourist destination, due to lack of publicity. You can start heading towards the Coxís Bazar by Air, by Train or by bus. By Air, from Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, you can go directly to Cox's Bazar Airport through several local Airlines such as Biman-Bangladesh Airlines, United Airways, GMG Airlines etc. One way fair will be approximately around BDT 3500, BDT 7500 and BDT 5500 chronologically.
Vast sandy beach, Burmese fashion market for excellent shopping, tribal ritual practice institutions, Hilltop circuit house, hilltop radar station and hilltop rakhain pagoda etc enhance the charm of Coxís Bazar a an excellent and popular touristís place of Bangladesh. The beach of Coxís Bazar is the longest natural beach of the world. It is extended from Coxís Bazar airport (Nazirtek) to Shah Pori Islandís Badarmukam. This beach is 120km in length. 96 km of beach is covered by hill side from Najirtek. The sandy beach near Coxís Bazar town is wider than other side and the sand in here is very smooth. The120 km long beach of Coxís Bazar is full of sand and sand. This sandy beach slanting downward and join with Bay of Bangle.
Here in these sloping sand small scorpions are used to play and they draw many miraculous scratches. Upward and downward movement of waves of the sea makes an impression of joy and madness on the mind of the nature lover. The foam of blue sea enchants the tourists and visitors. In day light, there produce sparkling sand. When the light of the sun fall down to the sand, it looks like the sand is not sand. As if they were pearl! The sands are burning bright from taking the light of sun.
The cycle of sun shine, sea water and sandy beach ruled on the creation of the world. This cycle is vast here in the Coxís Bazar Sea Beach. In the long sandy beach, pair or couple just as love each other with much eager, the lonely person may overwhelm by the stunning beauty of Coxís Bazar Beach and Bay of Bangle. From the Bijoy Sarani of the town to Shoibal Toron there is beautiful Jhau garden (Jhauban). There is proper scope to rest inside the garden and you can easily verbalize your own thought to your soul mates.
Every emerge of the wave present something like starfish, Jellyfish, rare kind of small stone, oyster, snail and so on. You can pick up this kind of present from sea as a souvenir of Coxís Bazar. You can see huge greenery in the last portion of the sandy beach. It seems very charming to see the small boats are submerged in the sea and rise up when it struck by the wave. To sit down in the umbrella set on the beach, you may sometimes engulf into the past to see the vastness of the sea. You may bow down your hate to the Almighty God who created this kind of limitless beauty. When the sea birds fly on the sky, you may eagerly want to be a bird to fly with them. The wind come from the sea will soothe your tiresome soul. You may forget the problematic city life and your personal problem also.
Here in Coxís Bazar natures sit for you with the immensity of natural beauty. It is obvious that your mind will full of pleasure while going Coxís Bazar sea beach. Here sky and sea intermingled together as if they mix together in a row! As if the sky is bend over the sea and sea try to grasp the sky. The sun rise and sun set on the sandy beach is particularly a matter of specialty. When the sun rise from the eastern side of the sea, it looks like a fiery round shape globe is coming from the sea. And when the sun set on the west there create an environment of heavenly beauty. As if the fiery round globe is calm down in the sea water. What do I say about the moonlit night in the sea beach? Soft and adorable light of moon will embrace you with its beauty and magnetizing power.
The starry sky of the night and the glittering light of the fishing boats produced an atmosphere of supernatural. It creates a dreamy impression upon the mind of the visitors of Coxís Bazar. In the northern part, there is huge Bush Garden (Jhau Bagan) and in the Southern part you can find the hill. The most well known points of the Coxís Bazar sea beach are Laboni Point and Kolatoli Point and Inani.
How to Go Coxís Bazar:
You can directly go to Coxís Bazar by bus as well. There are many bus service such as Green Line Paribahan, Sohagh Paribahan, Saudia - S Alam Paribahan, Shamoly Paribahan and many others. You can enjoy first class journey with some of these carrier. They have Marcedeze, Scania, Volvo, Hino etc Bus services. You can get ticket of these bus from various area of Dhaka city, but all of them starts from Saydabad Bus Terminal. Ticket price per head ranges from BDT 500-BDT 1200. You can have some cheaper bus services on this route as well. They starts from mainly Jatrabari Bus Terminal.
If you are thinking of a comfortable journey with cheaper price, Train service of Bangladesh Railway is the best option. But unfortunately Train service is available up to Chittagong. From Kamlapur Railway Station or Airport Railway Station, you can get board on the train towards chittagong. It generally takes 6-7 hours to reach to Chittagong. Trains are available at different time, but night journey is best - starts at 10:30 from Kamlapur Railway Station at Dhaka. It will arrive at early morning at Chittagong. On train, First Class Cabin, First Class Sleeping coach, First Class Chair and Shovon Chair services are available. First class services are air conditioned. Fare is around BDT 200-500. Ticket is available at any Railway Station. Recently Bangladesh Railway in cooperation with Mobile Phone operators such as Grammen Phone and Bangla Link have started ticket booking service directly from mobile. For more informaiton, please visit their website or call customer care number.
After arriving Chittagong Rail Station, you can go Bodderhaat. Here you find the bus service of Hanif and S.Alam which can lead you to Coxís Bazar Sea Beach directly. There are some other bus services. I only mention two significant name. These bus services are not so luxurious. Sometimes you may find some bus which are so narrow shape and you can't move freely through the bus. They charge 150-180 taka per person.
You can start heading towards the Coxís Bazar by Air, by Train or by bus. By Air, from Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, you can go directly to Cox's Bazar Airport through several local Airlines such as Biman-Bangladesh Airlines, United Airways, GMG Airlines etc. One way fair will be approximately around BDT 3500, BDT 7500 and BDT 5500 chronologically.
Coxís Bazar, questionably the hot tourist spot in Bangladesh. The place visited by numerous tourist from all over the world every year including UK, Korea, Japan, USA, India, Australia, Nepal, Pakistan. There is no precise record in Bangladesh Porjatan Corporation (BPC) on usually how many tourist visit Coxís Bazar every year. However, an AFP report says during the winter more than 10,000 available rooms in Coxís Bazar beach area hotels typically remain occupied nearly seven days each week. see more...
Shemon Local hotels arrange beachside accessories for the tourists at Cox's Bazar
The beach is the main attraction of the town. Larger hotels provide exclusive beachside area with accessories for the hotel guests. Visitors in other hotels visit the Laboni beach which is the area of the beach closest to the town. Other than the beach there are several places of interest near the town which can easily be visited from town center.
Aggmeda Khyang: a large Buddhist monastery, and a place revered by around 400,000 Buddhist people of Coxís Bazar; and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The main sanctuary is posted on a series of round timber columns. It has a prayer chamber and an assembly hall along with a repository of large and small bronze Buddha images and a number of old manuscripts.
Ramu: about 10 km from Coxís Bazar, is a village with a sizeable Buddhist population. The village is famous for its handicrafts and homemade cigars. There are monasteries, khyangs and pagodas containing images of Buddha in gold, bronze and other metals inlaid 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 their trade in open workshops and craftsmen make handmade cigars in their pagoda like houses.
Dulhazra Safari Park: This safari park is an extension of an animal sanctuary located along the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar road about 50 km from Cox's Bazar town. The sanctuary itself protects a large number of wild elephants which are native to the area. In the safari park there are domesticated elephants which are available for a ride. Other animal attractions include lions, Bengal tigers, Crocodiles, Bears, Chitals and lots of different types of birds and monkeys.which is wonder full project to attract the tourist.
""Inani Beach"" This is another magnificent place to see. Inani is full of stony beach and the calmness and serenity of Inani is mind blowing. Don't miss the chance to visit Inani while going to Cox's Bazar.
There are other spots too. Some names are: Himchori, Inani Beach, Saint Martin Island, Sonadia, Maheshkhali etc.