Tourist Attractions in Chittagong

Chittagong is situated on the banks of river Karnaphuli between the hill tracts and the Bay of Bengal. In this district, Chittagong city is located, which is the main coastal seaport city of Bangladesh. This district is the gateway to southeastern Bangladesh where the hill tracts and the Bay of Bengal are located. Roads to the districts of Bandarban, Rangamati, and Cox's Bazar pass through this area.

This district is an old coastal gateway to the region of Bengal and an important hub of business, trading, and shipping in Bangladesh. In the sixth and seventh centuries, it was a part of the kingdom of Arakan. From the ninth century AD, the Arabs were familiar with this port. Muslim conquerors took over this place probably in the 14th century and used Chittagong as the main port city of the Bengali Sultanate.

The district is known for its unique culture, diverse food mainly dry fish, and exceptional natural beauty. Many beautiful sea beaches in the district are worth visiting to get an unspoiled natural beauty. Patenga is the most famous beach located in the western end of Chittagong city. Moreover, Parki Beach and Dakshin Kattali Beach are some of the other famous beaches in this district.

There are many other historic and natural attractions spotted in the area. Foy's Lake is one of the most visited places in Chittagong. It is one of the largest human-made lakes in Bangladesh.  Ethnological Museum, Batali Hill, Banskhali Echopark, and Shitakundo are some of the other attractions of this district.

As the entrance district of southeastern Bangladesh and the seaport, the area has been developed highly to facilitate trade, shipping, and tourism. From here, all the other districts of the Chittagong division are easily commutable.

There are 34 tourist attractions found in Chittagong. This is 18% of all tourist attractions listed in Chittagong Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are amusement parks and nature attractions. Then there is also museums listed in Chittagong. You may find a list of all categories of Chittagong attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Chittagong of that type.

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Directions to Go

The district is directly connected from Dhaka by bus, train or air system. It is about 270 km away from Dhaka and takes only 4-5 hours by road. More than 20 bus operators including some luxurious buses go to Chittagong directly from Dhaka.

There are also direct train communications to Chittagong from Dhaka. Bangladesh Railway operates direct trips every day. Train journey to Chittagong is considered to be one of the safest and cost effective way to travel.

Many air aviation companies operate daily flights directly from Dhaka. The flight time is around 50 minutes. The city has an international airport. So, some international flights are also operated to Chittagong for those who want to go there directly.

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