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|September 21st, 2004, 02:01 AM||#1|
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Chittagong - Cityscapes and Landmarks
Chittagong, the second largest city of Bangladesh and a busy international seaport, is an ideal vacation spot. Its green hills and forests, its broad sandy beaches and its fine cool climate always attract the holiday-markers. Described by the Chinese traveler poet, Huen Tsang (7th century A.D) as "a sleeping beauty emerging from mists and water" and given the title of "Porto Grande" by the 16th century Portuguese seafarers. Chittagong combines remains true to both the descriptions even today. It combines the busy hum of an active seaport with the shooting quiet of a charming hill town.
The Shahi Jama-e-Masjid and Qadam Mubarak Mosque are two of the most impressive buildings in the city. It's also worth visiting the Ethnological Museum in the Modern City which has interesting displays on Bangladesh's tribal peoples. There are good views and cooling breezes from Fairy Hill in the British City in the north-western sector of the city.
Chittagong is the country's chief port and is the main site for the establishment of heavy, medium and light industries. Bangladesh's only steel mill and oil refinery are also located in Chittagong.
Chittagong like Dhaka is going through massive infastructure development. There are plenety of highrise buildings, shiny shopping malls, commercial plazas are being constructed. Work has started for a twin tower (20 storied) world trade centre. Once completed it would change the skyline of the city.
Chittagong High Court
Chittagong WASA building
Chittagong Circuit House
Agrabad Commercial Area - the downtown
Chittagong International Airport
Chittagong Shopping Complex - a popular mall in town
Chittagong Gate - greets you as you drive to the city from the airport
Patenga Sea Beach
Chittagong War Cemetary
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