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[Asia Travel] Bangladesh: Chittagong

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Chittagong is located in the southern part of Bangladesh and is the second largest city after Dhaka. It has prospered as a trading center for thousands of years, and trading is very active. It is highly likely that it will develop as a tourist city in the future, and the number of tourists is increasing year by year. The town is very natural and has many natural spots such as beaches and lakes. It is a city with a different charm from Dhaka, and the development of port facilities is underway.

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Location

Chittagong is a city in the southeast of Bangladesh.

History

Chittagong has a historical background of many ethnic groups. For that reason, it is composed of many ethnic groups, and Arabs, Afghans, and Indians have settled there. In addition, this city has a history of prospering as a port city from ancient times, and the economy has been very developed since ancient times. Modern times were dominated by Britain, but became independent after the war. Independence movements of ethnic minorities are taking place in the Chittagong Hills, and security is unstable.

Climate

Chittagong belongs to the tropical monsoon climate. Due to the hot and humid climate, it is a rare city where the temperature drops below 20 ° C. Temperatures range from 15 ° C to 38 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Bengali is the official language in Bangladesh. In addition, many people can use English and Urdu.

Security

The Chittagong Hills are in a dangerous state due to ethnic problems. The rest of the area is relatively safe, but be aware that there are many pickpockets aimed at tourists.

Race

Bangladesh is made up of many ethnic groups. 98% are Bengali, but there are many other ethnic minorities such as Arabs, Afghans, and Indians.

industry

Chittagong is the center of commerce and industry, and many domestic companies are headquartered here. It is the largest natural beach in the world and the tourism industry is very well developed. It is a popular tourist destination because of its very good natural environment, well-maintained city and cleanliness.

religion

Muslims make up 89% of Bangladesh. Others are Hindus and Christians.

currency

Hawks are used in Bangladesh.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Patenga Sea Beach 

Potenga Beach is a popular tourist destination due to the beautiful sunset. It is a very busy place with many tourists. In addition, there are many shops on Potenga Beach.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Shrine of Bayazid Bostami

Bayazid Bostam Mausoleum is the oldest mosque in Bangladesh. Bayajid Bostam is the name of an Islamic saint who was active around the 8th century.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Foys Lake

Lake Foys is an artificial lake in the city of Chittagong. There is an amusement world, there are attractions, and sometimes concerts are held. Lake Foys cruises are popular.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Cox’s Bazar Beach

The beach at Cox’s Bazar is known as the longest beach in the world. With a 125km beach, it is also one of Bangladesh’s most popular tourist attractions.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Ethnological Museum

The Ethnic Museum has exhibits specializing in ethnic groups. Many indigenous people live in the east of Chittagong, near the border with Myanmar. You can see exhibits from various tribes.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Nilgiri Mountains

On a hill near the town of Sangu, the beauty of nature is a highlight. Located on a plateau, it is a place where you can enjoy beautiful scenery from a high place.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Chittagong War Cemetery

The tomb of an Allied soldier who died on the Burma Campaign during World War II. It is a very spacious grave.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Saint Martin Island

It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. The most beautiful natural spot in Chittagong sightseeing. Some people come here to camp and so on.

Hotel

Chittagong has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Shah Amanat International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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