Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kuakata – The Beach of Sunrise and Sunset

Kuakata in the located in Patuakhali district of Bangladesh and only a few miles away to the south from Khepupara. It is the only sea beach in the world from where both the sunrise and sunset can be observed. The beauty of Kuakata can only the enjoyed and not described. The best time of the year to visit the beach is winter.
The beach is 10 Kilometers in length and approx. 2 kilometers in breadth. So the east there lies the dense woods named as Gangamati and to the west it stretched upto the border of the Sunderbans.
If anyone wishes to enjoy the matchless beauty that nature could bestow on this spot lavishly. One may do so by reaching khepupara first and then to start for Kuakata by bus or by launch and there lies Kuakata a little ahead.
Fascinating name Kua (well), Kata (dug) was perhaps given to it by the earliest Rakhyne settlers from Kingdom of Arakan who landmarked the place by digging a well. Fabled curative qualities of well-waters of Kuakata is still a matter of “willing suspension of disbelief”. Fascinating still more is the sight of the sun at dawn rising from the depths of the sea and sinking into the same at dusk which can be glanced from the same point.
Tourist Atractions
  • The long wide beach in typical natural setting.
  • Rising from the sea and setting into it of the crimson sun in a calm environment.
  • Fairs and festivals during `Rush Purnima’ and `Maghi Purnima’.
  • Unique customs and costumes of the `Rakhyne’ community.
  • Ancient Buddhist temple & the largest Buddha statue of Bangladesh.
  • Migratory birds in the winter season.
How To Go
  • Dhaka-Barisal by Air. Barisal to Kuakata via Patuakhali by Road.
  • By steamer and launch: Dhaka-Patuakhali and Patuakhali to Kuakata by local Transport.
  • By road: Dhaka-Kuakata by Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) Tourist Bus.
  • Khulna-Kuakata by Bus.

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