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Does the idea of a pleasurable beach vacation excite you? Cox’s Bazar is full of it

If you’re looking forward to go on a vacation full of fun and games, head to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh’s famous tourist spot and a prime beach, which is known as the longest sea beach in the world. The main reason for people to come to Cox’s Bazar is its beach. It’s a very long, exposed stretch of sand, rather than a picturesque tropical-island type of affair.


Parasailing is gliding through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motor boat. So your dream of flying in the air like a bird can now come true. The Himchori beach is the most preferred place for this sport. You can opt for a freefall, which allows you
to descend to the ground level, touch
the water with your toes and soar back up again.

Land Sailing

Also known as ‘sand yachting’ or ‘land yachting’, land sailing is the act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail. Whether you wheel across the land with family or solo, the sport offers a one-of-a-kind experience. You can also opt for racing as beaches are apt for the purpose and it adds to the fun.

Bungee Jumping and Rock Climbing

Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. If there are children in your group, there are options of bungee jumping from low and safe heights. Similarly, rock climbing, in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls, is made easy for kids with low level rock walls.


Speedboats, which are powered by an engine usually take you on a thrilling ride to some island. Each speedboat can carry about 20 passengers. If you have a big group, it is feasible to rent out one large boat entirely for yourselves. At these islands you will meet fishermen who sell fish like anchovies (shutki) or crabs at subsidized rates. You can also enjoy a steaming cup of tea at the fishermen’s huts before riding back.

Jet Ski

Jet skis are motorbikes that can ride on water squirting a high-powered jet of water behind it. A trained skier will take you out for a spin on the waves. This is an enjoyable ride similar to the speedboat but is more individualistic. Jet ski racing provides a high adrenaline experience but do it only if you are an expert at jet skiing.

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