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Kuakata Sea Beach

Where you can see the both sunrise and sunset.....

Kuakata a scenic sea beach on the south of Bangladesh. The most important attraction of the beach is that one can see both sunrise and sunset from some of its locations. Situated 320km from DHAKA and 70km from the PATUAKHALI district headquarters, Kuakata is part of the Latachapli union of KALAPARA upazila. The best way to reach Kuakata from Dhaka is to first travel to BARISAL by road, water, or air, and then to take the bus or boat/launch for the destination. The Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation introduced a direct bus service from Dhaka to Kuakata via Barisal.

Kua in kaukata.

The name Kuakata originated from the word kua which means a well dug for drinking water.

It is believed that the early RAKHAIN setters found it difficult to get fresh drinking water in the place and they had to dig (kata) wells (kuas) to solve the problem. The beach at Kuakata is 18kmlong and 3km wide. This sandy beach slopes into the BAY OF BENGAL. Other attraction at Kuakata include blue sky, huge expanse of water, the evergreen forest in surrounding areas, rows of COCONUT trees, BOATS of many different kinds and their colourful sails, and surfing waves. Kuakata is also a sanctuary for migratory winter birds.

Many people visiting Kuakata find intrest in the Buddhist temples located at nearby places such as Keranipara, Misripara, and Amkholapara, while many others find the place intesting because of the unique customs and traditions of the Rakhain community. Kuakata is also a place of pilgrimage of Hindus and Buddhists. Devotees arrive here during the festivals of Rash Purnima and Maghi Purnima. A major ritual on these occasions is dipping in the holy waters of Kuakata. Visitors also enjoy the traditional fairs organized to mark these celebrations.

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