Monday, 28 May 2012

Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is the longest natural sandy sea beach in the world. Today, Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited tourist places in Bangladesh. In 1869 Cox's Bazar municipality was constituted and was in 1959 it turn into a town committee. In 1972 the town committee was replaced by municipality and it was elevated to B-grade in 1989 again.

Cox's Bazar having been a great tourist resort various establishments have developed in the town including 6
big hotels, 30 medium hotels, 50 semi-medium hotels, Jhinuk market for the tourists and the Burmese market dealing in luxury goods from Burma, Thailand and China. Cox's Bazar Town is a very big port and health resort.

The climate of Bangladesh is mostly determined 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 climate of Cox's bazar is mostly similar to the rest 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.

The major source of economy in Cox's Bazar is tourism. 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 area. A number of people are involved in fishing and collecting seafood and sea products for their livelihood.

 A number of people are also involved in the transportation business for these tourists. Beside a mix of small-scale agriculture, marine and inland fishing and salt production are other industrial sources from this area. These people play important roles in the national economy.

The beach is the main attraction of this town. Ramu is a village which about 10 km from Cox’s Bazar. The village is so much famous for its handicrafts and homemade things. There are monasteries, khyangs and pagodas which are made of Buddha in gold, bronze and other metals inlaid with precious stones.

Dulahazara Safari Park is an extension of an animal sanctuary which is located along the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar road about 50 km from Cox's Bazar town.  In the safari park there are many domesticated elephants. the tourist become so  much attracting to see Bengal tigers, Crocodiles, Bears, Chitals and lots of different types of birds and monkeys and other animals. Maheshkhali is a small island of Cox’s Bazar.

Sonadia Island is 9 square kilometers island and it is 7-km north-west of Cox's Bazar. Fishermen set up temporary camps on the island and dry their catches of sea fish in the season of winter.

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