Chittagong plays a vital role in the Bangladeshi economy. The Port of Chittagong is the principal maritime gateway to the country. The port is the busiest international seaport on the Bay of Bengal and the third busiest in South Asia. The Chittagong Stock Exchange is one of the country's two stock markets. Several Chittagong-based companies are among the largest industrial conglomerates and enterprises in Bangladesh. The port city is the largest base of the Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Coast Guard; while the Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Air Force also maintain bases and contribute to the city's economy. Chittagong is the headquarters of the Eastern Zone of the Bangladesh Railway, having historically been the headquarters of British India's Assam Bengal Railway and East Pakistan's Pakistan Eastern Railway. A controversial ship breaking industry on the outskirts of the city, which supplies local steel but causes pollution, has come under international scrutiny.
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Patenga is a popular tourist spot. The beach is very close to the Bangladesh Naval Academy of the Bangladesh Navy and Shah Amanat International Airport. Its width is narrow and swimming in the seas is not recommended. Part of the seashore is built-up with concrete walls, and large blocks of stones have been laid to prevent erosion. During the 1990s, a host of restaurants and kiosks sprouted out around the beach area. Lighting of the area has enhanced the security aspect of visiting at night.
Bangladesh Railway Museum is located at Ambagan Road, Chittagong. Besides this museum, there are three more museums listed in Chittagong. There's also twenty-nine attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Bangladesh Railway Museum on the map bellow. Use the Direction tab to find driving directions to this museum.
Butterfly Park Bangladesh is the first and only tropical garden in Bangladesh with Live Butterfly. It is one of the most pleasant places for families and visitors to enjoy. The natural beauty surrounded by Live Butterfly Zone, Butterfly Museum, Butterfly Rearing Room, Nursery, Party Hall, an Abundance of Flowers, Artificial Lake, Waterfalls, Snap Zone, Fish Feeding Zone, Butterfly Feeding Zone, Recreation Zone, Children Playing Zone with different types of Boating facilities is a source of pleasure of visitors of all ages. Inside the park you will find an international standard Resort with Suite and Deluxe rooms, Banquet Hall for any kind of private and corporate programs. In the Lake side Green Picnic Area, there is an International Standard Restaurant for all types of cuisine. Instantly we can serve the yummy, delicious, high standard & quality fast food.
This cemetery was established to show the honor for the soldiers and others who died in World War II. The cemetery was created by the British Army, and there were originally about 400 burials. Graves have since been transferred to this cemetery from the Lushai Hills (Assam) and other isolated sites, and from Chittagong Civil Cemetery; Chandragona Baptist Mission Cemetery; Chiringa Military Cemetery; Cox's Bazar New Military and Civil (Muhammadan) Cemeteries; Chittagong (Panchalaish) Burial Ground; Dacca Military Cemetery; Demagiri Cemetery; Dhuapolong Muslim Burial Ground; Dhuapolong Christian Military Cemetery; Dohazari Military and R.A.F. Cemeteries; Jessore Protestant Cemetery; Khulna Cemetery; Khurushkul Island Christian and Muhammadan Cemeteries; Lungleh Cemetery (Assam); Nawapara Cemetery (Assam); Patiya Military Cemetery, Rangamati Cemetery; Tejgaon Roman Catholic Cemetery; Tumru Ghat Military Cemetery and Tumru M.D.S. Hospital Cemetery. There are now 731 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war here, 17 of which are unidentified. There are a further 20 foreign national burials, 1 being a seaman of the Dutch Navy and 19 Japanese soldiers, 1 of which is unidentified. There are also 4 non-war U.K. military burials.
Foy's Lake Amusement World is a theme park located in the heart of Chittagong, in Foy's Lake. Amusement World is located in the same complex as Sea World and Foy's Lake Resorts. The Foy's Lake theme parks are located in a picturesque setting surrounded by hills, a lake and green forests located in Pahartoli, Chittagong on approximately 320 Acres of land. Chittagong is a major port city of Bangladesh located south of Dhaka with good transport links from the capital. Chittagong is considered by many as the most beautiful district of the country due to its natural beauty comprising of the seaside, hills, rivers, forests, and valleys. Amusement World is a dry park with the usual theme park rides and attractions as well as boat rides on the lake, landscaping, restaurants, concerts with floating stages, scenic walking trails and many other fun activities. It even boasts a resort hotel. We have something for every age and taste. The biggest attraction is the beauty of the lake and its surrounding hills. Our park is right in the middle of it so you can have the fun and thrills as well as the serenity and peacefulness of Foy's Lake. It also hosts many corporate picnics and other events.
Chittagong Zoo is a Zoo in Chittagong, Bangladesh. With an area of 6 acres of land, it is located about three kilometers north-east of the city, alongside at the entrance of Foy's lake, opposite the foothills of the mountains of USTC Medical College. In 1988, MA Mannan, former Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong district and some other elites of the city, initially took initiative to establish a private zoo at Foy’s lake for the purpose of recreation, education, and research on zoo animals. It is situated on the hilly land of Foy's lake, South-Khulshi, Chittagong. Later, on February 8, 1989, the zoo was opened for the visitors. Initially, 4.90 acres of land was allocated by the Bangladesh Government, which afterward increased to 6 acres.
Chittagong Boat Club known as the Gateway to Port City Chittagong, CBC boasts pristine beaches and islands along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, as well as a vast system of freshwater lakes and streams at Kaptai/ Rangamati. Here you can find sum-filled activities, from boating to fishing, shelling to limited golf and visiting a number of barrier islands/beaches. Beaches on the boat accessible islands include 'Barefoot Beach" at Patenga, Parki Beaches" "Romantic Beach' at St Martin's, "Family Beach" at bazar, "Lovers Beaches" at Innani, Teknaf, Sonadia and Nijhum Dip. The protected waters of Karnaphuli and Kaptai make a perfect playground for assorted water sports if you want to liven up your experience.
One of the most remembered war heroes and politicians in the history of Bangladesh is Lieutenant General Ziaur Rahman. Born on 19 January 1936, Zia went on to establish the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and became the President of Bangladesh on 21 April 1977. Tragedy struck the country when Ziaur Rahman was assassinated in 1981. In honor of this revered man, the Zia Memorial Museum was established to keep his memory and contributions to Bangladesh alive. The Zia Memorial Museum is more than just a journey through the life of the late President Rahman, it is also a significant architectural piece of history.
The Ethnological Museum of Chittagong (Bengali: জাতিতাত্ত্বিক জাদুঘর) is the only ethnological museum in Bangladesh and is located in Agrabad, Chittagong. The Museum contains displays featuring the history of Bangladesh's tribal people. The Ethnological Museum was established in 1965 and the museum opened to the public in 1974. Two rooms were added to the museum during 1985-1995. In 1996, a gallery with folk articles of Bengali-speaking people was added.
Bangladesh Maritime Museum is a museum in a small room at the old seamanship class building in Bangladesh Marine Academy. The US chapter of the Juldia Marine Academy Alumni Association (JMAAA) took the initiative to obtain permission from the Bangladesh government to house the various artifacts inside. These were mostly donated by JMAAA USA.
After the closure of Notunpara Golf Club in 1984, the need for a better Golf Course was felt by the then GOC 24 Infantry Division, Major General Abdul Mannaf, psc, who acted as the protagonist and succeeded in convincing the then President of the country, Lt Gen HM Ershad to develop a Golf Course of international Standard. He took on-board a group of local golf enthusiasts who met several times before formally agreeing, to form the ‘Bhatiary Golf & Country Club’, at a meeting held at Chittagong Club on 15 March 1984. The proposed Club was decided to be built at a scenic area of small hills and valleys at Bhatiary between Chittagong Cantonment and Bangladesh Military Academy.
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