Thursday, July 23, 2009

World’s longest sandy beach

Cox’s Bazar is the world’s longest natural sandy beach, runs for an unbroken 125 kilometres alongside the Bay of Bengal. Besides the endless vista of sand there are towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, colourful pagodas and Buddhist temples. It derives its name from Captain Cox, a British naval officer. But more poetically the beach is also known as Panowa, meaning “yellow flower.”

One of the most beautiful beaches, virtually unknown by western travellers.