Chittagong is the largest division out of all seven divisions of Bangladesh. It is situated in the south-easternmost part of the country and is the largest international seaport of Bangladesh. Chittagong is blessed with green hills on one side and spacious sandy beaches on another side. It is an attractive tourist destination in Bangladesh as it has many beautiful places to visit and cool climate.
During the 7th century A.D., Heun Tsang, a famous Chinese traveler poet described Chittagong as "a sleeping beauty emerging from mists and water". In 16th century Portuguese seafarers had given it the title of “Porto Grande”. Chittagong stays true to both the descriptions even today. It is a beautiful and calm hill town with a busy seaport. The one and only steel mill and oil refinery of Bangladesh is also located in Chittagong. It is the most preferred site for many industries.
Chittagong has the old city charm with river, markets, beaches and Chittagong hill tracts that attract many tourists from abroad. Some of the most fascinating destinations of Chittagong region are:
· World War II Memorial Cemetery
· Ethnological Museum
· Central Bazar
· Zia Memorial Museum
· Cox’s Bazar
· Shrine of Shah Amanat
· Tomb of Sultan Bayazid Bostami
· A Foy’s Lake
· Patenga Beach