Saturday, August 22, 2009
Bangladesh Cox's Bazar
Located on the blue Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh, Cox's Baxar has the longest sandy beaches in the world. Mostly unknown to the world outside Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar's golden-sand beaches by the crystal clear waters are great for sunbathing, surfing, beach holidays and water sports. Many fascinating and beautiful Buddhist temples and indigenous Buddhist tribes can also be found in the area around Cox's Bazar.
Long beaches, Buddhist temples and villages around Cox's Bazar
The wonderful, long gold-sand beach by the crystal-blue waters of the Bay of Bengal is the main attraction in Cox's Bazar. The beach is said to be the longest in the world as it stretches 120 kilometers from the mouth of the Bakkhali River to Teknaf. The beach has good opportunities for water sports and sunbathing.
The main beach in Cox's Bazar is called Laboni Beach. There are numerous small shops along the beach for affordable shopping in Cox's Bazar. Located approximately 20 kilometers from the city, Himcari Beach has wonderful waterfalls. A more peaceful Inani Beach is located 35 kilometers from the city and has good opportunities for swimming and picnic. A calm, tropical paradise with a diverse underwater world, Saint Martin's Coral Island is located 10 kilometers from the mainland and offers best spots for diving around Cox's Bazar.
The 120 kilometer long beaches in Cox's Bazar are one of the major attractions in the area, but there are good sightseeing opportunities as well. The area around Cox's Bazar is rich in beautiful Buddhist temples. The Aggameda Khyang is a large Buddhist monastery with large and small bronze Buddha images and old manuscripts. Ramu is a typical Buddhist village where you can explore the traditional Bangladeshi way of life with fishermen and craftsmen. Ramu is located approximately 16 kilometers from Cox's Bazar. The area contains many Buddhist temples with large Buddha statues of bronze, silver, gold and other metals. Popular purchases in the village are handicrafts and handmade cigars.
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