had been a port of supply for ships going to
Java, Srilanka, Madras since the 6th Century.
Islam spread from this port city and Buddhism
went to Myanmar. Mazar of Sultan Bayzid Bostami,
where an Islamic saint was enshrined in the
middle of the 9th Century, is famous for a pond
full of huge turtles covered with soft shell,
the unique species left in the world, which
are believed to be reincarnation of humans.
There are still many Buddhist in Chittagong
who visit their temples regularly
Take the morning flight to Chittagong. Upon
arrival at Chittagong airport, your guide will
drive you to Rangamati (77km) by reserved vehicle.
Arrival at Rangamati after a drive of around
2½ hours and check in to the Parjatan
motel or a local hotel. After lunch in the restaurant
of the motel, cruise in the Kaptai-Rangamati
lake. During the cruise, you will visit Shuvolong,
a far-flung tribal market. Back to the motel
in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight
at the hotel/motel.
Day 2: After an early breakfast, visit
market place, tribal village, handloom factory,
Buddhist temple, etc. Back to the motel for
an early lunch and then drive to Chittagong
airport to take the afternoon flight for Dhaka.