Cox’s Bazar is all about the beach and rippling waves that are ideal for surfing. Popular for its fried fish restaurants and bustling atmosphere, Cox’s Bazar is a wonderful destination to visit in Bangladesh. There are numerous attractions in and around the town that visitors would enjoy visiting. The Cox’s Bazar Beach is the prime attraction of the town. The beach is the longest in the world and spans over 120Km.
Those interested in adventure will definitely enjoy some surfing action in Cox’s Bazar. While in the town visitors can also get a peek into the conch shell market, the making of tribal handicraft, and also salt and prawn cultivation. When in the area visitors should take a drive to Teknaf, which is the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. There are some beautiful places just a few hours from Cox’s Bazar that are great to visit. Some good places to visit around Cox’s Bazar are Himchari, Maheskhali, St. Martin's Island, etc.
When it comes to shopping there are several good markets and places where visitors can shop. The Hotel Motel Zone has the best shops in the town. The Burmese Market is also a good place for shopping. Visitors can expect to find traditional Burmese clothing, items made from sea shells, pearl jewelry and sandal wood based products.
Cox’s Bazar is served by the Cox's Bazar Airport, a domestic airport. The airport is connected by local flights from Dhaka and Chittagong. From the airport visitors can take taxis, auto rickshaws and minibuses to reach the city.
The nearest international airport to Cox’s Bazar is the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong. This airport is located about 150 Km from Cox’s Bazar. Visitors can get taxis and buses from the airport to Cox’s Bazar. AC and Non-AC buses are available from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar.
It is said that almost all the restaurants in Cox’s Bazar serve halal food. However it is best for visitors to ask with the restaurant staff before dining. Some of the best halal restaurants in Cox’s Bazar are Zia Restaurant, Mermaid Café, Diamond Restaurant, etc.
There are quite a number of mosques in Cox’s Bazar. Some of the prominent mosques in the town include the Tarabaniar Chara Jame Masjid, Badar Mokam Masjid, South Takpara Jami Mosqueand the Notun Bahar Chara Jame Masjid.