In different times different empires have used this port city thus it still remains the hub of business, trading and shipping of Bangladesh since the sixth century. It was the part of the kingdom of Arkan in the 6th and 7th Century. Then from the Arabs used this port in the 9th century followed by the Muslim rulers from the 14th century during the Bengali Sultanate.
This city is also known for its unique natural beauty of mountain range along with the sea beach. There are multiple sea beaches in this city such as Patenga beach, Parki beach, and Dakshin kattali beach. Apart from natural beauty, there is some man-made amusement park in the magnificent Foy’s Lake which is the most visited place in Chittagong. In this article will be discussing about 10 best tourist places in Chittagong as below.
1. Chittagong ship-breaking yard
The world's largest ship-breaking yard, Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard handling about a fifth of worlds total located in Faujdharjat under Sitakunda. Hundreds of meters long, carrying millions of tons of goods across the world, the complete size of these immense vessels is dying on the place forever. This destruction and final resting place of these steel giants is even more fascinating to those who still concerned about how irresponsibly is dealing with this industry. This is one of the exclusive and unique places to visit while you are in Bangladesh. At this place, a scene of the super hit movie Avengers: Age of Ultron was shot.
2. Patenga beach
Patenga is a sea beach is one the key tourist destination in Chittagong city, located 14 kilometers south from the port city of Chattogram, on the Bay of Bengal. It is just on the mouth of the Karnaphuli River where you will have an opportunity to see the sea waves crashing on the stones placed to protect the city.
3. Foy's lake and amusement park
Foy's Lake Amusement Park is located in the Pahartaly region of Chittagong city. It occupies about 320 acres of land. This lake, surrounded through mountains, is a natural beauty. This lake used to be at the beginning constructed by the Assam Bengal Railway Authority in 1924. And then it was once named after the railway engineer Mr. Foy. At present, Concord has modified this park, a renowned group of Bangladesh to have today's features for exciting the travelers and named after Foy's Lake Concorde (Amusement World). There is a small zoo in this park. And this zoo has made this park more splendor.
4. Chittagong circuit house
The name of this place has been changed to Zia Memorial Museum. This is a museum located in Chittagong city. It is currently being used to preserve the memories of former President of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman. But previously it was used as a Chittagong Circuit House. The then British government, In 1913, built it.
5. Shrine of Bayazid Bostami
A gate near Nasirabad Cantonment in Chittagong, Bangladesh, is known as the "Shrine of Bayazid Bostami". But there is no history of any historical figure named Bayazid Bostami coming to Bangladesh. In Chittagong, the mausoleum known by its name is just a portrait or a symbol. However, many people believe that Bayazid Bostami arrived in Bangladesh. Towards the eighth century AD, Arab merchants used to visit the Chittagong coast. So, it is not impossible for Bayazid Bostami's arrival in Chittagong in the ninth century. But it's just an idea. No clear evidence has been found so far.
6. The national ethnological museum
The national ethnological museum is located in Agrabad, Chittagong, Bangladesh, which is the only ethnological museum in the country, which is mainly established for the daily life of different ethnic groups of Bangladesh, and to foster mutual understanding and peer-feeling. The museum displays materials containing the history of the tribal groups of Bangladesh. Chittagong is one of the nation's ethnological museums between the two ethnic- ethnological museums of the continent of Asia, the other being in Japan. It is also used for research purposes. As of May 2015, according to museum authority data, 200-300 visitors, including local and foreign researchers, visit the museum daily.
7. WWII memorial cemetery
The world war cemetery is taken care of by the commonwealth war graves commission, commonly known as Chittagong War Cemetery. The cemetery was established by the British Army after World War II. At the beginning of the war, there were about 400 tombs of soldiers killed in World War II. However, at present, there are 731 tombs of which 17 are unknown people. There are about 20 (1 Dutch and 19 Japanese) tombs of foreign soldiers killed in World War II. There is also a monument of Chittagong-Mumbai of World War II (1939-1945).
8. Chittagong railway station
In the Battali area of the Chittagong district of Bangladesh, Chittagong Railway Station which is also known as Battali Railway Station. This is the ancient and main railway station of Chittagong City. in 1896, 7th November, Assam signed a drawing of a two-story old building which was later renovated with the help of Chief Engineer, to accommodate the commercial installation of the Bengal Railway station and the station master's residence. It is considered as one of the best examples of architectural preservation in Bangladesh.
9. Fish harbor & market
Fish Harbour & Market is the Biggest Fish Market In Chittagong Bangladesh where you will find all kinds of fishes. is a place where all fishermen gather to sell their catch, the sea treasures, caught overnight or during the stay in the sea. It’s an overwhelming place as you will find a busy marketplace and people in rush carrying fish’s baskets, coming loud noise of selling fish from different directions, carrying ice blocks, gigantic fishes and many stories.
10. Battali hills park
Batali Hills, also known as Batali Hill, is the highest hill in the city of Chittagong, located in the Tiger Pass area of Chittagong. From this point, the Bay of Bengal and large parts of Chittagong City are clearly seen. During World War II anti-aircraft guns were installed in this mountain. It is a great place to see the city from above.
Check out our Chittagong City Tour to see all the places of attractions of Chittagon city.
Tour In The Chittagong Region