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Exploring Cox's Bazar: Culture and Cuisine

Cox's Bazar is a coastal town in the southeastern corner of Bangladesh, in the Chittagong Division. It is home to the world's longest natural sandy beach, stretching for an incredible 125 kilometers. Cox's Bazar is rich in culture and cuisine. So visitors from all over Bangladesh and the world come here to enjoy its natural beauty and cultural richness.

Cultural Diversity in Cox's Bazar

Diversity in Culture

Cox's Bazar has rich cultural diversity. Below are some of them:


The architecture of Cox's Bazar is influenced by its different cultures. For example, the Buddhist temples in Cox's Bazar are influenced by Burmese and Thai architecture, while the mosques are influenced by Bengali and Middle Eastern architecture.

Arts and Craft

The arts and crafts of Cox's Bazar are also diverse. The Mountainous are known for their traditional weaving and embroidery, while the Bengalis are known for their pottery and metalwork. The town also has a number of art galleries and museums that showcase the work of local artists.

Festivals and Celebrations

Cox's Bazar hosts a variety of cultural festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Some of the most popular festivals include the Buddhist New Year, the Mountainous Cultural Festival, and the Cox's Bazar Beach Festival. These festivals are a great opportunity to experience the different cultures of Cox's Bazar firsthand.

Way of Life

The way of life in Cox's Bazar varies depending on the ethnic group. The Rohingya typically live in refugee camps, while the Bengalis live in a variety of different communities. The Mountainous also have their own unique ways of life.

Rich Cultural Diversity of Cox's Bazar


The traditional clothing of Cox's Bazar varies depending on the ethnic group. Marma, Tripura, and Chakma usually wear sarongs and kurtas, while the Bengalis typically wear lungis and sarees. The Burmese and Rakhaine also have their own traditional clothing styles.

Religious Diversity

Cox's Bazar is home to various religious communities, including Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim. Visiting these places of worship, such as the Himchari Buddhist Temple, offers insights into the cultural and spiritual diversity of the region.

Traditional Dance and Music

The Chakma community's traditional dance, known as the "Ritual Dance," is a mesmerizing experience. Accompanied by traditional music, these performances often depict stories from their rich folklore.

Delicious Cuisine

Cox's Bazar is famous for its varied and delicious food. such as:


Cox's Bazar is known for its fresh seafood, which is caught daily in the Bay of Bengal. Some of the most popular seafood dishes include fried fish, fish curry, and shrimp biryani.

Shutki Maach

Shutki Maach is a traditional and acquired taste. It's a preparation of dried fish that's intensely flavorful and pungent. The fish is often mixed with spices and fried to perfection, making it a beloved dish among locals.

Special Cuisine Delicious Food

Chakma Bamboo Chicken

The Chakma community in Cox's Bazar prepares Bamboo Chicken, a dish where marinated chicken is stuffed inside bamboo shoots and cooked over an open flame. The bamboo imparts a unique earthy flavor to the dish.

Bamboo Shoot Curry

Bamboo shoots are a staple ingredient in many dishes of the Chakma cuisine. Bamboo shoot curry is a savory and slightly tangy dish made by simmering bamboo shoots with spices and sometimes dried fish.

Chitol Maach Bharta

Chitol Maach, or clown featherback fish, is a prized catch in Cox's Bazar. Chitol Maach Bharta is a unique dish where the fish is cooked, deboned, and mashed with spices to create a flavorful and creamy fish paste.

Betki Macher Paturi

Paturi is a cooking technique where fish, typically Betki (Barramundi), is marinated with a mixture of mustard paste, coconut, and spices, wrapped in banana leaves, and then steamed or grilled. The banana leaves infuse the dish with a delightful aroma and flavor.

Tourist attractions

Some of the top tourist attractions in Cox's Bazar:

  • Inani Beach
  • Laboni Beach
  • Himchari National Park
  • Aggmeda Khyang Monastery
  • Marine Drive
  • Himchari Waterfall
  • Adinath Temple
  • Cox's Bazar lighthouse
  • Ramu Buddhist Temple
  • Burmese Market


Cox's Bazar is a truly unique and special place, with a rich culture and cuisine that has been influenced by its many different ethnic groups. The town is home to a variety of delicious dishes. If you are looking for a place to experience the best of Cox's Bazar, consider staying at the Sampan Beach Resort. The Sampan Beach Resort, a luxury beachfront resort, offers a variety of amenities and services.

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What Customers Say

Farah Hussain


Best service!! Very efficient and well-mannered!
“The food was fresh and delicious. If you like quiet surrounding it’s the perfect place. Very safe for families! The pics of the resorts are actual! A bit of a walk to the beach, but it was worth it as the water was clean, and literally had the beach to ourselves.”

Sabbir Sohan

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Food and nature make an amazing experience
“To be honest most of the restaurants in Cox's Bazar are good and maintain a similar quality, the only exception is their price and service quality. I've been to sampan beach resort only once, I like their food, and the location is a bit too far from the main town but the surrounding nature is really good.”

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