Top things to do, Chittagong, Bangladesh: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Hazrat Shah Sufi Amanat Khan (R) Mausoleum

Hazrat Shah Sufi Amanat Khan was a very famous saint of Chittagong. He lived in a cottage and accepted servies as a pankha wala in the Judge’s Court. The family who lives in the compound of Hazrat Shah Amanat Khan’s Mausoleum are his descendants. They have a Persiean waqfanama which is deed of endowment of Anwar Khan who was  the son of Hazrat Shah Sufi Amanat Khan. His spiritual part wasn’t known before and when it came out, he resigned from his job and remained busy with spiritual religious act and meditation. Thousands of people visit the place everyday to seek blessings. He is buried in a mausoleum to the east of the Laldighi of Chittagong.

Patenga Beach

The sandy beach of Chittagong which is at the meeting place of the Bay of Bengal and the river Karnaphuli. With the helo of boulders, the beach has been protected from erosion. These bolders have formed like benches, therefore visitors can have a view of the bay by sitting on the heaps of boulders, or can walk along the beach. The beach is 20 km long and it is around 20 km from the Zero Point. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Chittagong as it is visited by thousand of travellers daily.

Foy’s Lake

It is set between panoramic surroundings and it might be an ideal spot for outings and picnics. The lake has been created in a natural environment in 1942 due to the initative of the then Assam-Bengal Railway. It is located just east of the Pahartali Railway Station and west of the Kulshi residential area. It is one of the main attractions because the lake attracts thousands of visitors every day. It is 8 km away from the Zero Point. There are some snack bars, restaurants in the area. Recently, there is an amusement park  established there which is called Foy’s Lake Amusement World. Is is located int he same complex as Sea World and Foy’s Lake Resorts. It is a park with usual theme park rides and attractions as well as boat rides on the lake, landscaping, resturants, concerts, scenic walking trails and some other activities.

Shrine of Bayazid Bostami

Bayazid Bostmai was a famous Persian Sufi born in Bostam, Iran. It is a holy shrine that attracts a large number of visitors and pilgrims. The complex consists of a tomb surrounded by a brick structure along with an old mosque and the large pond. At the base, there is a large pond with several hundred turtles floating in the water. In accordance with the tradition, these turtles are descendants of spirits who were cast into this shape.

War Cemetery

It is a well-preserved World War II Cemetery in a quiet and picturesque place that over 700 soldiers who died on the Burma front are buried. They were mainly from Commonwealth countries and Japan. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Address: 19 Badshah Miah Chowdhury Rd, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Ethnological Museum

The museum shows a mix of tribal artifacts. It was established in the first half of 1960s. The museum has four galleries and a small hall. The museum is not open all the time. Some of the exhibits are not well preserved.

Zia Memorial Museum

The museum houses in a mock-Tudor mansion. The museum shows most of the belongings, activities and household goods of the then president of Bangladesh, General Ziaur Rahman who was killed in the room on 4 of Chittagong Circuit House. In addition, Pakistani army used this house as a tortuing center during the liberation war of Bangladesh. Thousands of people were killed here through brutal torture, slaughter and shooting. The museum is located near Chittagong Stadium at Kazir Dewri and it is 3 km to the Zero Point. Address: SS Khaled Rd, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Batali Hill

It is the highest hill within the Chittagong Metropolitan Area. It is located in the Tiger Pass area of the city which is located only 1 km from the Zero Point. The hill gives view over Chittagong from its peak. It is possible to fill lungs with the fresh air and enjoy the scenery of the sunset in te Bay of Bengal.