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Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach in Bangladesh

                    Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, a gift of God, is abounding of natural sceneries and historical places. Without observing it everybody misses a lot of blessing which are supernatural and man created. There are many islands, rivers, green fields, animals, many historical places, buildings, monuments and so much unbelievable things and elements which will charm all most. So if you do not visit this natural gifted country you will miss a bound of elements. The scenery of the country is far fetched  The people of this country are traditional, religious, co-operative, friendly and simple. There we find an excellent relationship among the family members, races and nation. Most of the people like to travel and wander. Several times they are seen in different historical places and different beaches. The country has many natural sea beaches, among them Cox’s Bazar is worldwide familiar and popular.  

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                                                                 Welcome to green Bangladesh 

History of Cox’s Bazar: The name Cox’s Bazar/Bazaar originated from the name of a British East India Company officer, Captain Hiram Cox who was appointed as the Officer of Palonki (today’s Cox’s Bazar) Captain Cox was especially organized to deal with a century long conflict between Arakan refugees & local Rakhains at Palonki. The Captain made significant progress in rehabilitation of refugees in the area, but had died (in 1799) before he could finish his work. To commemorate his role in convalescence work a market / bazaar was established and was named after him as Cox’s Bazaar (market of Cox). Cox’s Bazar Thana was first established in 1854 and a municipality was constituted in 1869.

                                                                               

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                                                               Scenery of Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach 

After the end of British rule in 1947, Cox’s Bazar remained as a part of East Pakistan. Captain Advocate Fazlul Karim, the first Chairman of Cox’s Bazar Town established the Tamarisk Forest along the beach to draw tourist attention in this town and also to protect the beach from tidal waves. He was inspired to build Cox’s Bazar as a tourist spot after seeing beaches of Bombay and Karachi. In 1959 the municipality was turned into a town committee. In 1961 the erstwhile Geological Survey of Pakistan initiated investigation of radioactive minerals like monazite around the cox’s bazar sea-beach area and a number of precious heavy minerals were identified the same year.  

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  After the independence of Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar started to get the administrative attention. In 1972 the town committee of Cox’s Bazar was again turned into a municipality. In 1975, The Government of Bangladesh established a pilot plant at Kalatali. Later, in 1984 Cox’s Bazar subdivision was promoted to a district and 5 years later the Cox’s Bazar municipality was elevated to B-grade.In 1994 (jobs) the Marine Fisheries and Technology Station (MFTS) were established at Cox’s Bazar. In April 2007 Bangladesh got connected to the submarine cable network as a member of the SEA-ME-WE-4 Consortium, as Cox’s Bazar was selected as the landing station of the submarine cable.

 About Cox’s Bazar: Cox’s Bazar, the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh which is known for its wide sandy beach. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle rise. The location of this beach is about 150 km south of Chittagong. Another name of Cox’s Bazar is “Panowa”, in connotation which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox’s Bazar derives its name from Captain Cox. In the 18th century, Captain Hiram Cox was appointed as the Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became the Governor of Bengal. He was specially prepared to deal with a century long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him as Cox’s Bazaar. Although Cox’s Bazar is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh, but due to lack of advertising it has yet to become a major international tourist destination.

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                                                                  A Moment in Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach 

The scenery of sun-rising and sun setting from the observation of Cox’s Bazar is so much charming and enjoyable. Without detecting it you never imagine how excellent the scenery of sun-rising and sun setting is! 

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                         A short scene of sun rising 

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                            Another short scene of sun setting 

Geography and climate: The area of Cox’s Bazar is about 6.85 km and it is located at 21°35′0″N 92°01′0″E / 21.583333°N 92.016667°E / 21.583333; 92.016667 and bounded by Bakkhali River on the north and East, Bay of Bengal in the West, and Jhilwanj Union in the south.

The climate of Cox’s bazar is mostly similar to the rest of the country. It is further characterized by the location in the coastal area. Normally, the climate of Bangladesh is regularly resulted by its location in the tropical monsoon region: high temperature, heavy rainfall, often excessive humidity, and distinct seasonal variations. The reversal of the wind circulation between summer and winter is another important feature of the climate of the country. The annual average temperature in Cox’s Bazar remains at about a maximum of 34.8 °C and a minimum of 16.1 °C. The average amount of rainfall remains at 4,285 mm.

 Main attraction

Generally, the beach is the main attraction of the town. Most of the visitors command that without riding spread board, horse, playing football and collecting photos the visit will not be fulfilled. Besides, collecting snail, peace of small stone is also main attraction to someone. Shopping may be also attractable. There larger hotels provide exclusive beachside area with accessories for the hotel guests. Other than the beach there are several places of interest near the town which can easily be visited from town center. Beside the beach there are some visit able spots where you can visit if you have enough time and want to enjoy more. The places are- Ramu, Dulhazara Safari Park, Inani Beach, Himchori, Saint Martin Island, Sonadia, Moheskhali etc. are remarkable. 

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                                                    Fishes are drying in the Rising Sun 

Costing: It’s natural that every interesting and enjoyable thing is valuable and also constable. So if you want to spend and enjoy an excellent moment in Cox’s Bazar you have to devote some money, but it will not go to vain. Again, as it is one of the most beautiful and famous tourist spots in Bangladesh, so millions of foreigners and Bangladeshi natives visit this coastal city every year. As a result, a large number of hotels, guest houses and motels have been built in the city and coastal region. Various kinds of Oyster, Snail, Pearl and their ornaments are very popular with tourists in seaside and city stores. Cox’s Bazar is also one of the few major spots for aquaculture in Bangladesh.

Communication: the communication system of this spot is very good. If you are a Bangladeshi and also a citizen of Dhaka city, it will be very easy for you to visit here. 

                                                                 

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                                                                                                           Wide road of Cox’s Bazar 

Many chair choses and normal buses come here from Saydabad, Mohakhali, Santinagor, Gabtoli every day.  And if you want to visit by airplane you can do. The services are available. If you are foreigner you can also follow the system.     

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Mahbub Murad

I am a Lecturer of English at Mohanagar Ideal College, HSC Examiner of Dhaka Board and the Founder of this site. If anyone wants to share his/her idea or get any support, he or she can contact me. Cell: 01761519111 (12 pm - 3 pm and 10 pm - 11 pm)
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  1. Salman Fersi

    An excellent combination with information and presentation of scenario……………. Just keep up with it .

  2. Mahbub Murad

    Thanks a lot for your inspiration….

  3. Md.Jasim Uddin

    Truly to speak ,the presentation ,information and excellent explanation about the Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach in Bangladesh really very good.May I use this information one of my paragraph “Bangladesh Traditional History”.
    Please replay to me asap. Jasim.

  4. Mahbub Murad

    okkk….

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