When Cox’s Bazar was chosen as a candidate for the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Bangladeshis were not at all surprised. To people in the country, the beach this location holds is easily among the most remarkable natural treasures of Bangladesh, it being that every other beach in the world pales in comparison to its breathtaking spread: this natural beach has an unparalleled length of 125 straight kilometres, uninterrupted and unbroken by any hindrances, either manmade or natural. As might be expected of that, it is also one of the beaches with the lowest beachgoer traffic in the world, for it would take a great many persons indeed to fill up that entire stretch.
Ironically, though, Cox’s Bazar is not very well known just yet. One may refer to Bangladesh’s relative youth as an independent country and its history of recent internal turmoil for root causes, as well as the fact that the government has thus far focused on [Read more…]