Walking along the golden sand beach, listening to the roar of surfing waves as it is fading into the shore, while at the same time the wind rippling across my body – must be a dream. But my trip to Cox’s Bazar this summer actually turned my dream into a reality. Warm golden sands, beautiful rocks lying on the shore like a sea turtle basking on the hot sand, amazing pagoas and temples, appetizing food – this is the longest beach of the world, Cox’s Bazar.
After a long tiring school year, I was really excited about my summer vacation as the vacation will provide me with much needed “refreshment”. So, as planned before, we were going to visit my father in my home country, Bangladesh. I was actually born in Bangladesh but I didn’t really know much about the country. So, I thought it would be a great place to spend my summer. So on the 6th June, we departed from USA for our final destination. We went from West Palm Beach to New York with Delta Airlines and then took the Emirates Airlines to reach Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. My dad received us in the airport and then we headed towards our home.
Next day, father told us that he was going to take us to the longest beach in this world, Cox’s Bazar. I was getting really excited at the prospect of visting the beach. So, the following day, we took the plane from Dhaka to go to Cox’s Bazar. It took us about half an hour to reach there. We took our hotel bus from the airport to reach our hotel called “Sea Palace”. It was about a mile away from the airport and right beside the shore. After having our lunch, we left our hotel to obseve this ultimate beauty and about after ten minutes of driving we were in front of the Laboni beach. It was the closest to our hotel. The water was so clean that you can see right through it. The beauty of the sunset behind the sea was simply fascinating. I also got to know that you can see the sunset and sunrise from the same place in here. Next we went to the market right beside the shore. Locally made cigars and handloom products of the tribal Rakhyne families were really cute. I bought couple of really amazing corals, rings, some food (My favorite was “Achar”, it is a spicy food).
Then in the evening we went to the famous “Aggmeda Khyang” : a large Buddhist monastery. Next morning, I went to the same place in the Beach again just to see the amazing sunrise. Then we went to the safari park named “Dulahazra Safari Park”. I rode on an elephant’s back and got a closer look at all the animals including lions, Royal Bengal tigers, crocodiles, bears, jaguar and lots of different types of birds. Next we went to “Himchari” for picnic. The road to Himchari has open sea on one side and hills on the other side, which is incredible. I was amazed to see the waterfall in Hmchari. After the picnic we went to the “Enani beach” . This beach is ideal for sea bathing. After that we returned our hotel and headed back for Dhaka.
I went to a lot of places in my whole life. But my trip to Cox’s Bazar was one of the highlights. It really brought me closest to the nature. Even though I went there in summer, the best time to visit Cox’s Bazar is in winter.