A report on Dhaka and Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar Map from Series U542, US Army Map Service, 1955
Ruins of Lalbagh Fort
Panorama of Cox's Bazar in the early morning: clouds on a blue sky, still water and forest in the distance.
Bengali woman wearing muslin in Dhaka in 1789
Submarine Cable Landing Station
Dhaka, or Dacca, under British rule in 1861.
National Highway at Cox's Bazar (N1)
The Rajoshik sculpture, in front of the InterContinental Dhaka, displays a horse carriage that was once common in the city
Cox's Bazar Airport Terminal
Dhaka's central business district in the 1960s
Cox's Bazaar (Kolatoli Sea Beach) after sunset
Aerial view of Dhaka's main CBD in the 1980s, including the Jiban Bima Tower, Janata Bank Bhaban and Bangladesh Shilpa Bank Bhaban
Cox's Bazar Bus Terminal
Aerial view of Dhaka skyline, including the Independence Monument in Suhrawardy Udyan and the adjacent Ramna Park
thumb|View of Cox's Bazar City
The National Parliament House in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Town view at Sugondha point
Nagar Bhaban is the seat of the Dhaka South City Corporation
Beach area
Bangladesh Bank Building
thumb|Cox's Bazaar in daylight
City Centre Bangladesh (centre), Janata Bank Bhaban (left) and the office of Biman (right) in Motijheel CBD
Cox's Bazaar Sea Beach
Gulshan Avenue
SAARC Fountain in Kawran Bazar
Kawran Bazar Fish Market
Tomb of Kazi Nazrul Islam
The Ekushey Book Fair is the largest Bengali language book fair in Bangladesh
Dhaka has a popular style of mutton and potato biryani, known as the Kachi Biryani.
The headquarters of Bangladesh Television
The Teacher-Student Centre in Dhaka University, designed by Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, is one of the major student hubs of the city
The Asiatic Society Heritage Museum
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Port of Dhaka
Trains in the Kamalapur railway station
Runway and apron area of the Shahjalal International Airport
Old High Court of Dhaka
thumb|Ahsan Manzil in Old Dhaka, a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture in the city
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
Laila Centre (Citi offices) designed in the shape of a Rubik's Cube
Apartments in Dhaka
A building designed by Rafiq Azam
Chistia Palace is a modernist castle and one of the most famous private residences in Dhaka
Bait Ur Rouf Mosque designed by Marina Tabassum
Gulshan Society Mosque designed by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury
A bridge in Dhaka Cantonment
Citibank Building
The headquarters of Bangladesh Television

Travelling by bus to Cox's Bazaar from Dhaka generally takes about 9–12 hours depending on the traffic.

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Domestic service flies to Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Cox's Bazar, Jessore, Barisal, Saidpur and international services fly to major cities in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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7th century buddhist monastery. Known as Somapura Mahavihara
The Pala Empire was an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent, which originated in the region of Bengal.
The Sixty Dome Mosque is the largest mosque in the UNESCO protected Mosque City of Bagerhat.
Choto Sona Mosque, built during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah
Kusumba Mosque
Shipbuilding was a major industry in the Bengal Sultanate and later in Mughal Bengal
The Bibi Mariam Cannon (Lady Mary Cannon) was used by the Mughals to defend their bases.
Lalbagh Fort was the residence of the Mughal viceroy Shaista Khan.
Portuguese envoys (top left) at the imperial court of emperor Akbar. The Portuguese settlement in Chittagong flourished until the Mughals expelled the Portuguese in 1666.
Lord Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, which led to the overthrow of the last independent Nawab of Bengal
Founding conference of the All India Muslim League in Dhaka, 1906
The Dominion of Pakistan in 1947, with East Bengal its eastern part
Women students of Dhaka University marching in defiance of the Section 144 prohibition on assembly during the Bengali Language Movement in early 1953
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (left) and Munier Chowdhury (centre) visiting Matiul Islam (right), an East Bengali student at Harvard during the late 1950s
Museum of Independence, Dhaka
Sheikh Mujib casting his ballot during a general election. He was given the popular title of Bangabandhu (Friend of Bengal) and is regarded as Bangladesh's founding leader.
Ziaur Rahman with members of the Dutch royal family in 1978
Muhammad Yunus (center) celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 with his family in Oslo, Norway
Rohingya refugees entering Bangladesh from Myanmar
Physical map of Bangladesh
A Bengal tiger, the national animal, in the Sundarbans
Bangabhaban, the official residence of the President of Bangladesh, was built in 1905 during the British Raj for use by the Viceroy of India and the Governor of Bengal.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral talks with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka
The National Parliament of Bangladesh
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Map of Bangladesh UN Peacekeeping Force deployments
First South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting in 1985 in Dhaka (l-r, top row: the presidents of Pakistan and the Maldives, the king of Bhutan, the president of Bangladesh, the prime minister of India, the king of Nepal and the president of Sri Lanka)
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry meeting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her residence in Dhaka in April 2021
The Rapid Action Battalion has been sanctioned by the United States for human rights abuses
Historical development of GDP per capita
Construction of Padma Bridge, the longest bridge on the Ganges, by China Major Bridge Engineering Co. Ltd. The bridge was designed by AECOM.
Hotels and office blocks in an upmarket neighborhood of Dhaka
Paddy fields dominate the country's farmland. Bangladesh is a top global producer of rice (3rd), potatoes (7th), tropical fruits (6th), jute (2nd), and farmed fish (5th).
A Boeing 777 of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Coal and natural-gas fields in Bangladesh, 2011
In 2018, the first payload of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket was the Bangabandhu-1 satellite built by Thales Alenia Space
The Charyapada scrolls are the oldest surviving text of the Bengali language. The photograph was taken at the Rajshahi College Library
Chakma alphabets are indigenous to the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Eid prayers for Muslims at Barashalghar, Debidwar, Comilla
Bangladeshis celebrating Pahela Baishakh as a mark of the beginning of Bengali new year
Literacy rates in Bangladesh districts
Faculty of Sciences at the University of Dhaka; The Curzon Hall
A Bangladeshi nurse in Kutupalong Refugee Camp
Historical development of life expectancy in Bangladesh
A preserved cloth of historic Bengali fine muslin, which is now extinct
Syed Mujtaba Ali
Muslim feminist Begum Rokeya and her husband in 1898
The 18th century terracotta Hindu Kantanagar Temple in Dinajpur
A Baul from Lalon Shah's shrine in Kushtia
Embroidery on Nakshi kantha (embroidered quilt), centuries-old Bengali art tradition
Traditional Bangladeshi Meal: Mustard seed Ilish Curry, Dhakai Biryani and Pitha
A Nouka Baich boat race
Bangladesh team on practice session at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Anwar Hossain playing Siraj-ud-Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal, in the 1967 film Nawab Sirajuddaulah
Beds of zamindars kept at the Bangladesh National Museum

Bangladesh ({{IPAc-en|%|b|{|N|g|l|@|"|d|E|S|,_|%|b|A:|N|-}}; বাংলাদেশ, ), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 165 million people in an area of either 148460 km2 or 147570 km2, making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, and Myanmar to the southeast; to the south it has a coastline along the Bay of Bengal. It is narrowly separated from Bhutan and Nepal by the Siliguri Corridor; and from China by 100 km of the Indian state of Sikkim in the north. Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political, and cultural hub.

Tourism is developing, with the beach resort of Cox's Bazar at the centre of the industry.

Clockwise from top left: Martyred Intellectuals Memorial; Bangladesh Forces howitzer; Lt. Gen. Amir Niazi signs the Pakistani Instrument of Surrender to Indian and Bangladeshi forces in the presence of Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh; the.

Bangladesh Liberation War

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Revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in erstwhile East Pakistan which resulted in the independence of Bangladesh.

Revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in erstwhile East Pakistan which resulted in the independence of Bangladesh.

Clockwise from top left: Martyred Intellectuals Memorial; Bangladesh Forces howitzer; Lt. Gen. Amir Niazi signs the Pakistani Instrument of Surrender to Indian and Bangladeshi forces in the presence of Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh; the.
A map of the British Raj in 1909 showing Muslim majority areas in green, including modern-day Bangladesh in the east and Pakistan in the west.
Language movement memorial
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the leader of East Pakistan, and later Bangladesh
The location of Bengali and Pakistani military units during Operation Searchlight, March 1971
An iconic poster by Quamrul Hassan on General Yahya Khan, representing the Pakistani military junta as demons.
The eleven sectors during the Bangladesh Liberation War
An advertisement for former Beatle George Harrison's "Bangla Desh" single, released in July 1971 to raise international awareness and funds for the millions of Bangladeshi refugees.
Illustration showing military units and troop movements during the war
Indira Gandhi
Allied Indian T-55 tanks on their way to Dacca
Pakistani Instrument of Surrender
Signing of Pakistani Instrument of Surrender by Pakistan's Lt.Gen. A. A. K. Niazi and Jagjit Singh Aurora on behalf of Indian and Bangladesh Forces in Dhaka on 16 Dec' 1971
Rayerbazar killing field photographed immediately after the war, showing dead bodies of intellectuals (image courtesy: Rashid Talukder, 1971)
Memorial for freedom fighters
French minister André Malraux vowed to fight alongside the Mukti Bahini in the Liberation War.
Senator Ted Kennedy led US congressional support for Bangladeshi independence
The Nixon administration was widely criticised for its close ties with the military junta led by General Yahya Khan. American diplomats in East Pakistan expressed profound dissent in the Blood Telegram.

The capital Dhaka was the scene of numerous massacres, including Operation Searchlight and the Dhaka University massacre.

Sea Hawks from the carrier INS Vikrant also struck Chittagong, Barisal and Cox's Bazar, destroying the eastern wing of the Pakistan Navy and effectively blockading the East Pakistan ports, thereby cutting off any escape routes for the stranded Pakistani soldiers.

A Dutch map in 1638 showing Bengal, Chittagong and Arakan


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A Dutch map in 1638 showing Bengal, Chittagong and Arakan
Dutch VOC ships in Chittagong, 1702
Painting of Chittagong in 1822
Hilltop mansions and bungalows historically dominated Chittagong's skyline
Royal Air Force Thunderbolts lined up at Chittagong in 1944
Port of Chittagong in 1960
Mohammad Yusuf Chowdhury Road in the Tigerpass area, an example of the city's hilly landscape
A meeting between the Bangladesh Navy and US Navy in Chittagong
Aziz Court Imperial is the tallest building in Chittagong
Jamiatul Falah, one of the largest mosques in Chittagong
Chatteshwari Temple
Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, one of the five public engineering universities in Bangladesh
University of Chittagong
Chittagong Medical College and Hospital
A MAN SE double decker bus on the N1 highway between Dhaka and Chittagong
Shah Amanat International Airport
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
A golf course in Chittagong
Chittagong Court Building, an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture in Chittagong
The Indo-Saracenic old terminal of Chittagong Railway Station
Commonwealth War Cemetery, Chittagong
Forestry Institute, Chittagong University
An abandoned zamindar house
Masjid Siraj-ud-Daulah, a mosque named after the last Nawab of Bengal
An abandoned mansion
An art deco building in Agrabad
Apartment buildings in the affluent Khulshi area

Chittagong (/ˈtʃɪt əˌɡɒŋ/ chit-uh-gong; Chittagonian: চিটাং), officially Chattogram (Bengali: চিটাগং, চট্টগ্রাম), is the second-largest city in Bangladesh after Dhaka.

The fishing port of Cox's Bazar is home to one of the world's longest natural beaches.