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Kuakata the daughter of the sea

Kuakata the daughter of the sea. Kuakata locally known as Sagor Kannya {daughter of the sea} is a rare scenic spot located on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. Kuakata in Latachapali union under Kalapara police station if Patuakhali district is about 30 km in length and 6 km in breadth. It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka.

An excellent combination of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beaches, blue sky, and the shimmering expanse of water of the  Bay of Bengal and the evergreen forest makes Kuakata a much sought after tourist destination.  The name Kuakata takes its origin from the story of a ‘Kua’ or well-dug on the seashore by early Rakhine settlers for collecting drinking water.

The Rakhaines had landed on the Kuakata coast after being expelled from  Arakan by the Mughals. Following the first well, it became a tradition to dig wells in the neighborhood of Rakhine homesteads for freshwater supply.

Kuakata is one of the unique spots which allow a visitor to watch both the sunrise and the sunset from the beach. That perhaps makes Kuakata one of the world’s most attractive beaches. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting.Kuakata: the daughter of the sea Kuakata the daughter of the sea. This sandy beach/shops gently into the Boy and bathing there is a pleasant as is swimming or diving. Kuakata is truly a virgin beach and a sanctuary for migratory winter birds.

Fishing boats playing in the Bay of Bengal with colorful sails, surfing waves, and the lines of coconut trees add to the vibrant colors of Kuakata. The indigenous culture of the Rakhine community and hundred-year-old Buddhist temples indicate the age-old tradition and cultural heritage of this area.

Kuakata is also a holy land for the Hindus and Buddhists. Each year thousands of devotees come here to attend the festivals Rash Purnima and Maghi Purnima. In these two days, pilgrims take a holy bath and enjoy going to the traditional fairs.

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  1. Saran

    Nice one

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