Top 10 Things to do in Chittagong City, Bangladesh

March 12, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Chittagong (/tʃɪtəɡɒŋ/), officially known as Chattogram (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম [tʃɔʈːogram]; Chittagonian: চাঁটগা) is a major coastal seaport city and financial centre in southeastern Bangladesh. The city has a population of more than 2.5 million while the metropolitan area has a population of 4,009,423 at the 2011 Census, making it the second largest city in the country. It is the capital of an eponymous district and division. The city is located on the banks of the Karnaphuli River between the Chattogram Hill Tracts and the Bay of Bengal. Much of Chattogram Division is located within the ecological Indo-Burma zone on the boundary of the India Plate and Burma Plate. This makes Chattogram the crossroads of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The port city has been known by various names in history, including Chatigaon, Chatigam, Chattagrama, Islamabad, Chattala, Chaityabhumi and Porto Grande De Bengala.
Restaurants in Chittagong City

1. Boga Lake

Bandarban, Chittagong City, Bangladesh +8801913394033
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Boga Lake

Reviewed By sayedeco - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Many years ago,it was a village upon a big mountain,They are happy all time and most nature lover and taker also.There's a big snake live near the area,At night time the big snake came to village and go back with a food (cow or something like that) by hunting.The villagers make a meeting with a plan to attacking those big snake at nighttime while it comes.As planed,they attack it,kill it and eat it fully.An oldest couple of that village doesn't take that killed snake very unfortunately.
On that night the Oldest man and next night the oldest women saw a same dream that,there shown the same message is, 'A Big Danger is Coming,please left the village'.
Next morning,the oldest couple leave the village and that night,a big power destroyed and vanished the village,nobody is alive.All the materials or things with death body are finished under the mountain and it become a Lake.
Called 'boga lake'.Its a very natural lake,fresh water and you can take a fresh bath here.Some of the Eco cottage are created here with the bank of the lake.You can accommodate and take food with Bar-b-Que there.Its deepness is 115 feet and its 1073 feet highest from sea level.There also an Army camp there for the safety&security of the area.You have to entry and signed there.
It's a full nature based area,At night time you can hear the sound of Nature very purely and closely from here staying at any nearby cottage.
Its was a three hours journey from Ruma bazar of Bandarban by Land Cruiser.
You can also go by feet.It's a big adventure,because after a taught journey,when you reach here,saw it from its highest point of entry,and after check-in and doing formalities,when you take your body in the water,you get a superb freshness purely.
That's the 'boga lake' from 'Hidden paradise of nature' of 'BEAUTIFUL BANGLADESH'

2. Neval Beach

Chittagong City, Bangladesh
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Neval Beach

Reviewed By Razib_Mahbubul - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

A must visit place in Chittagong. Evening is the best place to go there. sit beside the river and you will find peace within you through cool and fresh breeze from sea. have some street food. good place to hang-out for 2-3 hours with friends and family!!

3. Foy's Lake

Khulshi, Chittagong City, Bangladesh
Excellent
24%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 85 reviews

Foy's Lake

Reviewed By Shahid L - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

It gives a range of opportunity to visitors. The walk ways to hillocks overlooking the lake is really pleasant. A visitor can decide to sit at a convenient place, take snack and enjoy the natural beauty around him. Boat ride is also possible. Some can decide to take part at water sports.

4. Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery

19 Badshah Miah Chowdhury Rd, Chittagong City 4203, Bangladesh
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery

Reviewed By Naureen R

Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery is basically a graveyard of those sailors who died during the World War. The graves are of different religious persons who served during the World War. People visiting the place should bear that in mind, rather making chaos within the locality. We should pay homage to those lost lives and realize the significance of creating such place. There is not tickets for the place, therefore you can visit free of cost. The whole area is maintained and funded by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. You can visit even in the holidays. The cemetery opens at 9am and till 12pm it remains available for the visitors. From 12pm it closes for a while and again opens at 2pm. If you want to visit the place, ask the CNG to go straight from the Charukola (Fine Arts Institute).

5. Karnaphuli River

Mariners Drive Road, Chittagong City, Bangladesh +88-017864051710
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Karnaphuli River

Reviewed By AHM N - Buffalo, New York

I always like this marine drive towards the patenga beach besides the Karnafully river. You can travel up to the mouth of the river.Lot of coastal vessel are anchored at the mounth. If you are lucky you can see ships entering & departing the harbour. Plenty of shops around for fooding or souvinior.

6. Patenga Beach

Patenga Sea Beach Road, Chittagong City 4204, Bangladesh +880 1913-394033
Excellent
28%
Good
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Satisfactory
40%
Poor
7%
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3.5 based on 88 reviews

Patenga Beach

Reviewed By Mohammed Bin M - Dhaka

Patenga Beach is part of the largest natural sea beach in the world. Small stalls are set up selling roadside snacks. Really great place to spend quality family time.

7. Vatiary Lake

Chittagong City, Bangladesh
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Vatiary Lake

Reviewed By Imrul - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Located just beside the Chittagong city it is a great place to visit, stay and spend either some silent solitary moments or together with friends and family..!
Does not matter what time of the day you go there... any time is a good time..! However, there is a place called sunset point from where you will be able to watch the sun going down in the Bay of Bengal.. may be also taking all your frustrations and agonies with it into the sea..! A real soothing environment I should say..!
Visit the place and you will know it by your self...!

8. Zia Memorial Museum

Shahid Saiffuddin Khaled Road, Chittagong City, Bangladesh
Excellent
14%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
21%
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4 based on 14 reviews

Zia Memorial Museum

Reviewed By shep1947 - Bangkok, Thailand

Chittagong is not an attractive city, the traffic, noise and pollution being abominable. So one has to dig deep to find pleasant places to visit. Being a history buff I decided to visit the Zia Memorial Museum. This is located on the north side of Shahid Saiffuddin Khaled Road. After much explanation and discussion of my LPG map with my hotel staff, the CNG driver assured me he knew exactly where to go and everything would be taken care of. An hour later, after criss-crossing most of north Chittagong and asking directions from atleast half a dozen people all pointing us in different directions, we finally arrived at the Zia Museum. In order to avoid a punch up as nearly happened with me when the driver demanded double the agreed fare for getting lost, the best reference point for this museum is the new Radisson Blu Hotel located right next to the road leading to the Chittagong Club. This road separates the hotel from the museum on the right-hand side. If this isn't enough, the road leading to the museum is located across Shahid Saiffuddin Khaled Road from the Stadium.
The museum charges Taka 75 and opens at 10.30am. As with many museums the building itself is as interesting, if not more so, than the exhibits contained therein. The Zia Memorial Museum is housed in an old British Circuit House built in the style of a Tudor Mansion. One exhibit shows the transmitter which Major Zia Rahman declared the country's independence from Pakistan in 1971. Another roped off area of the museum indicates where the then President Zia was assassinated in 1981 with blood stains an' all!
After the museum I walked up Mehdibagh Road and found the World War II Memorial Cemetary. This beautiful garden is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and contains 751 graves including 378 UK, 214 Indian, 101 African and 19 Japanese graves. The cemetary is closed between noon and 2pm.
Both the Museum and the Cemetary are well worth visiting even just for a bit of respite from the cacophony in the rest of the city

9. Ethnological Museum

Sabdar Ali Road | Agrabad Commercial Area, Chittagong City, Bangladesh +880 1820-713540
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4 based on 11 reviews

Ethnological Museum

Reviewed By Visit2Asia - Bandarban, Bangladesh

I myself visited to Ethnological Museum, Chittagong where existing at the Agrabad Commercial Area, Chittagong city. Before entered to inside, you have to take entree ticket from ticket counter. For Bangladesh nationality 20 taka per person and for foreigner 100 taka per person only. In taken a ticket I had visit inside the museum and saw there are many indigenous history and their lives including Pakistani lives and more.

10. Shrine of Bayazid Bostami

Bayazid Bostami Rd, Chittagong City, Bangladesh
Excellent
18%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
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4 based on 11 reviews

Shrine of Bayazid Bostami

Reviewed By TC0241 - Lautrec, France

A rather interesting place. Named in honor of an Islamic saint, the Shrine of Hazrat Bayazid Bostami is located on the stop of a gently sloping hill at Nasirabad.
A tank located in the stretch of ground in front of the tomb is home to a large number of a rare and critically endangered fresh-water black soft-shell turtles known as Bostami Kasim (Aspideretes nigricans). Legend has it that these turtles are the descendents of evil spirits that incurred the wrath of the renowned saint, or prophet (Hazrat)
Worth noting visitors will find the Shrine of Hazrat Bayazid Bostami allows fascinating insight into the things which ordinary Bangladeshi’s hold in high esteem

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