Tourist Attractions in Patuakhali

There are 15 tourist attractions found in Patuakhali. This is 21% of all tourist attractions listed in Barisal Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are nature attractions and landmarks. Then there is also amusement parks listed in Patuakhali. You may find a list of all categories of Patuakhali attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Patuakhali of that type.

Patuakhali is a district under Barisal division of southern Bangladesh. The district consists of sedimentary land and some islands in the river basin of Meghna.

It was part of the kingdom of Chandradvipa in the 14th century AD. In 1871 it was turned into the subdivision of British Bengal. It was turned into a district from the subdivision in 1969.

The region is rich in fisheries. Rivers are vital for fish resources in rivers, canals, ponds, streams, and lowlands of Patuakhali district. River mouths of this district are famous for the Hilsa fish.

Patuakhali is called Sagarkanya (The Sea Queen). In the south of the district, the coastal beach of Kuakata is located which is a heritage carrier. It's an exciting beach resort and one of the famous tourist destinations in Bangladesh. Sunrise and sunset can be seen from the same place on this beach. This phenomenon has made the beach one of the unique beaches in the world.

There are more tourist attractions nearby Kuakata. Among those the following are the popular spots:

Fatrar Forest – A protected mangrove forest on the west side of the beach, which has been known as the 'second Sundarbans'.

Karanipara – This is the village of the Rakhain indigenous. This village is near Shima Buddhist Temple.

Alipur Port - About 4 kilometers north of Kuakata, Alipur is one of the largest fishery business centers in the southern part of the country.

Kuakata sea beach and its adjacent forests are the main attractions of this district. However, some other interesting places in this region reflect the history and culture of this area and exciting to visit. Sreerampur Palace, Kuakata Buddhist Temple, Payra Seaport, Laukathi Wapda Colony Lake are some of the attractions of Patuakhali.


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Directions to Go

Patuakhali can be reached from Dhaka by road and water. Dhaka-Barisal highway is the main road for entering this district. Direct launch services are operated daily by several vessel companies. Barisal has the nearest airport and takes 1-2 hours by bus/car.

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