Tourist Attractions in Cox's Bazar

There are 20 tourist attractions found in Cox's Bazar. This is 11% of all tourist attractions listed in Chittagong Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are nature attractions and zoos. Then there is also landmarks listed in Cox's Bazar. You may find a list of all categories of Cox's Bazar attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Cox's Bazar of that type.

Located on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Cox's Bazar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bangladesh. This is a district in Chittagong division surrounded by the Bay of Bengal on west stretching to the south, Bandarban district at East and Chittagong district on the north.

Cox's Bazar was named after Captain Hiram Cox, one of the officers of East India Company. Mr. Cox administered this area very well and worked to develop people's life. He established a market (Bazar) in this area which is the main Cox's Bazar town now. As time passed, the name of this area has become Cox's Bazar. Its ancient name is Panowa. The district comprises eight subdivisions called - Chakaria, Cox's Bazar Sadar, Kutubdia, Maheshkhali, Ramu, Teknaf, Ukhia and Pekua.

The longest sandy natural beach in the world lies in this district. The shore of the Bay of Bengal from north to south is about 120 km (70 miles). Due to its natural sandy beach, long slope and pleasant weather, this district has become the tourist capital of Bangladesh. Cox's Bazar is truly an exotic beach resort.

Along with the locals, people of a small ethnic group named Rakhain also live in this district. They have different culture and festivals that they perform together with the locals. Baishabi (New Year celebration) is the biggest festival of the Rakhains.

The main tourist attraction of this district is the beach. However, there are many other attractions spotted around the area. The only coral island in Bangladesh St. Martin's Island is located on the south of Cox's Bazar. Himchhari Water Fall, Inani Sea Beach, Sonadia Island, Kutubdia Light House, Dula Hazra Safari Park, Maynak Hill and Adinath Mandir in Maheshkhali Island are some of the popular attractions of this district.


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Cox's Bazar is directly connected by road from Dhaka and takes around 10 hours. Daily bus services are available from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar. It is also accessible by air directly from Dhaka. Few aviation companies operate daily flights to Cox's Bazar from Dhaka.

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