Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach

Cox’s Bazar Beach is a beach located in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. At 120 kilometers (75 miles) long, this beach is the longest natural beach in the world.

Cox’s Bazar beach is the longest unbroken beach in the world. The characteristic of this beach is that the entire beach is sandy, there is no mud. Cox’s Bazar city is lively during the tourist season as tourists wander around the Baliari beach with various types of corals rich in snails and oysters, modern hotels-motel-cottages, Burmese markets decorated with new decorations. Cox’s Bazar beach is a magical and beautiful beach. Every day every moment changes its form. Winter-Monsoon-Spring-Summer There is no season when the appearance of the beach does not change. One way in the morning and another in the afternoon. Many local and foreign tourists come to this beach every day.

Cox’s Bazar beach is 200 meters (660 feet) wide at average high tide and 400 meters (1,300 feet) wide at low tide. During low tide, silt gets up and becomes dangerous.

From the early 9th century until the Mughal conquest in 1616, a large part of Chittagong, including Cox’s Bazar, belonged to the Arakan Kingdom. The Mughal emperor Shah Shuja, on his way to Arakan along the hilly road, was impressed by the natural beauty of Cox’s Bazar and ordered a camp to be set up here. About one thousand palanquins of his procession stayed at a place called Dulahazara in Chakriar, Cox’s Bazar. Dulhajara means thousand palanquins. After the Mughals Tripura and Arkan followed by the Portuguese and the British took control of the area.

The name Cox’s Bazar is derived from the name of an officer of the British East India Company named Captain Hiram Cox. The earlier name of Cox’s Bazar was Palangki. After the promulgation of the British East India Company Ordinance, 1773, Warrant Hosting was appointed as the Governor of Bengal. Hiram Cox was then appointed General Manager of Palangki. Captain Cox attempts to resolve the thousand-year-old conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhines. and made important progress in the resettlement of the refugees but died (1799) before the work was fully completed. A market was established to commemorate his resettlement contribution and was named Mr. Cox’s Market. Cox’s Bazar Thana was first established in 1854 and the municipality was formed in 1869.

Many institutions have been established here focusing on the tourism industry. Apart from many hotels built by private enterprises, motels built by Bangladesh Tourism Corporation, there are a few five-star hotels near the beach. Besides, there is an oyster market for tourists. The Burmese market has been developed with spicy goods from countries such as Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, China, etc. along the border.

Cox’s Bazar is home to various tribes or ethnic groups which make the city more diverse. Chakma community is the main among these tribes. Cox’s Bazar city and nearby Ramu have Buddhist temples as sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. The temple in Cox’s Bazar town has several rare Buddhist statues. These temples and statues are one of the main attractions and focal points for tourists. Cox’s Bazar has not only the sea, but also a river called Bankkhali. This river is very important for the fishing industry of the city. Cox’s Bazar is famous as the healthiest place in Bangladesh.