Cox’s Bazar(কক্সবাজার) The largest sea beach in the world is a town which situated in the southeast of Bangladesh. It belongs to the Chittagong Division. Cox’s Bazar is famous for it’s natural beauty. Here is the world’s longest sea beach in the world Which is 120 km wide. There are the largest marine fishery port and submarine cable landing station in Bangladesh.
Cox’s Bazar is located 152 km south of Chittagong city. Its distance from Dhaka is 414 km. It is the largest tourist destination in Bangladesh. Cox’s Bazar can be accessed from Dhaka by road, rail and sky.
The modern Cox’s Bazar is named after Captain Cox who was a military officer in Indian subcontinent during the British period. Cox’s Bazar was once known as Penoa(পেনোয়া), which literally means yellow flowers(হলুদ ফুল). Palonki(পালংকি) is another ancient name.
From the beginning of the ninth century until the Mughal occupation in 1616, a large part of Chittagong, including Cox’s Bazar covered by the Arakan kingdom. Mughal emperor Shah Shuja was fascinated by the natural beauty of Cox’s Bazar on the way to Arakan and he ordered setup the camp here.