Chittagong Division

Chittagong

Chittagong. the second largest city in Bangladesh.Chittagong is the second largest city in Bangladesh. It is the Commercial Capital City of Bangladesh. The surrounding mountains and rivers make the city attractive. Karnaphuli River falls in Chittagong. The largest land port of the country, “Chittagong Port”, situated in Chittagong. That’s why Chittagong is the city for export and import. Most of the large industries of Bangladesh are situated in Chittagong.

Chittagong, is an ideal vacation spot. Its green hills and forests, its broad sandy beaches and its fine cool climate always attract the holiday-makers.  Described by the Chinese traveler poet, Huen Tsang (7th century A D) as “a sleeping beauty emerging from mists and water” and given the title of “Porto Grande” by the 16th both the descriptions even today. It combines the busy hum of an active seaport with the soothing quiet of a charming hill town. Chittagong is the country’s chief port and is the main site for the establishment of heavy, medium and light industries.  Bangladesh’s only steel mill and oil refinery are also located in Chittagong.

Main Tourist attractions of the clty

Bayazid Bostami

Bayazid Bostami was a famous Persian Sufi born in Bostam, Iran.Bayazid Bostami was a famous Persian Sufi born in Bostam, Iran. Bangladesh known as Bayazid Bostami Dargah Sharif. It is a complex consists of a surrounded by brick made structure along with an old and a large pond. The whole complex is located on a hillock of Nasirabad, considered to be a holy place and attracted by a large number of visitors and pilgrims daily.

Ethnological Museum

Ethnological Museum located in the Agrabad Commercial area in Chittagong. Ethnological Museum located in the Agrabad Commercial area in Chittagong. It was established in order to foster mutual understanding and fellow-feeling among all the ethnic groups of Bangladesh. Established in 1974, the ethnological museum has at this moment 11 galleries to exhibit the various aspects of lifestyle of the 29 ethnic groups of the country, including twelve ethnic groups of Chittagong hill tracts.

Second World War Cemetery

The war Cemetery is graveyards of the members of the Alied forces killed in the Indo-Burmese front during the World War II. The war Cemetery is graveyards of the members of the Alied forces killed in the Indo-Burmese front during the World War II. In total, 755 soldiers from Australia, Britain, Canada, East and West Africa, India, New Zealand and other countries were buried in this cemetery.  It was built on the fi4rst half of the decade of  50s, located in hillside sloping place in the southwest corner of Chittagong Medical College Hospital. The total area of this cemetery is 8 acres, which is protected and supervised by the Common Wealth Graves Commission. There is an open field and beautiful garden just outside the cemetery. The whole scenery and environment of the area is eye-catching, solemn and tranquil at the same time.

Foy’s Lake

Sitakund, which is in about 37km. west of the cityFoy’s Lake is one of the attactive tourist destination of Chittagong. It is a man-made lake in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It was dug in 1924 and was named after the Railway engineer Foy. An amusement park, managed by the Concord group, is located here. The lake is next to Batali Hill, the highest hill in Chittagong Metropolitan area.

Shitakundo

Sitakund, which is in about 37km. west of the citySitakund, which is in about 37km. west of the city, is famous for the Chandranath Hindu Temple and the Buddhist Temple having a footprint of Lord Buddha.

Chittagong Hill tracts (CHT)

Rangamati is the Administrative Headquarter of Rangamati Hill District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of BangladeshRangamati Hill District With its perennial forest, a thrilling drive through the hilly road is quite a contrast from the other regions of Bangladesh. It will be interesting to take a boat trip on the emerald blue water of Kaptai Lake, climbing the Chimbuk hill or a hike through the deep green jugle-hill in Khagra Chari.It will also be interesting to meet the Tribal people consisting of 14 groups of indigenous people who are Mongoloid in this region and each group having its own culture and customs. Chakma, Tripura, Mru and Taungchengya constitute the largest groups from these aboriginal people. Foreign nationals interested to visit the Hill districts, will need special permit from the District authority.

Khagrachari

Khagrachhari is surrounded by rainforest. Khagrachhari is surrounded by rainforest. It is an important habitat for birds and animals. A perfect place to enjoy nature in a relaxing atmosphere.Khagrachhari town is surrounded by mountains in every direction. Try delicious local natural food, which is only cooked in this hilly area. You can also try an alcoholic drink made of rice if you’re lucky. Also recommended is to walk around at “New Zealand”, a rural field.

Bandarban

Bandarban is 95 km from ChittagongBandarban is 95 km from Chittagong. It is a place where the Mog tribe chief lives in. The Mog tribe is a Buddhist group who came from Myanmar. People here are simple and cheerful. Babdarban is also famous for the Morong tribe whose music and songs are famous in Bangladesh. Some other tribal groups live in this hilly area. Chimbuk is recommended to be visited as its accommodations are run well. The Tajindon mountain in this region is the tallest mountain in Bangladesh. (1300m)

Rangamati

Rangamati is the Administrative Headquarter of Rangamati Hill District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of BangladeshRangamati is the Administrative Headquarter of Rangamati Hill District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.The town is located at 22°37’60N 92°12’0E and has an altitude of 14 metres (49 feet).It’s a travel destination of Bangladesh which is known as “Lake City”.From Chittagong a 77 km road amidst green fields and winding hills leads to Rangamati; which is a wonderful repository of scenic splendours with flora and fauna of varied descriptions. The township is located on the western bank of the Kaptai lake. Rangamati is a favourite holiday destination because of its beautiful landscape, scenic beauty, lake, colourful indigenus groups Chakma people, Marma people” etc, ts flora and fauna, indigenous museum, hanging bridge, homespun textile products, ivory jewellery and the indigenous men and women who fashion them. For tourists, the attractions of Rangamati are numerous. Indigenous life, fishing, speed boat cruising, hiking, bathing or merely enjoying nature as it is.

Ethnic People

Added attraction is the high percentage of ethnic peopleAdded attraction is the high percentage of ethnic people, belonging to the colourful Chakmas, Marma people, Tripura, Mru ,Taungchengya etc. living in this region.


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