Tourist Attractions in Bandarban

Bandarban is a district in the South-Eastern region of Bangladesh. There are three districts in this area that make up the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bandarban is one of them. It is one of the most exotic tourist attractions in Bangladesh. The word 'Bandarban' means the dam of monkeys. All of the highest peaks of Bangladesh are located in this district. Bandarban district city is nearly 52 sq km hill-town housing about 32,000 people. The majority of the local people are from the Marma tribe.

Bandarban was previously known as Bohmong Htaung, ruled by Bohmon kings as subordinates of Arakanese kings. Arakanese kingdom expanded its territory in the early 15th century and conquered the Chittagong area of Bengal. During British rule, The Raide of Frontier Tribes Act 22 was passed in 1690 and created the Chittagong Hill Tracts District. Its area comprised the entire hilly region along the southeastern border of today’s Bangladesh. A superintendent was appointed to discharge the administrative functions in this area under the direct command of the Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong. This post of Superintendent was later renamed the Deputy Commissioner in 1697.

This district has become the prime point of adventure and trekking in the mountainous trails. Nafakum, Tindu, and Boga Lake are some popular trekking trails. The newly reported highest peak of Bangladesh Saka Haphong (3488 ft) is located here. The three highest peaks of Bangladesh Tahjindong (1280 meters), Mowdok Mual (1052 meters), and Keokradong (883 meters) are located in this district. Not only trekking, Bandarban is popular for its breathtaking view of the Arakan range and the mountain clouds. Nearby Bandarban town’s attractions are Nilachal, Nilgiri, Chimbuk, Shailo Propat, Golden Temple, and much more.

There are 30 tourist attractions found in Bandarban. This is 16% of all tourist attractions listed in Chittagong Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are nature attractions and landmarks. You may find a list of all categories of Bandarban attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Bandarban of that type.

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Directions to Go

Bandarban is accessible by road from Dhaka. It is around eight hours drive. Daily bus services are operated from Dhaka by several bus companies including few luxury buses. Fare varies from $10 – $25. No direct flights are available but the nearest airport is in Chittagong which is 2.5 hours drive from Bandarban.

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