EXPLORE AMAZING COX’S BAZAR HERITAGE SAFARIS
Once a part of the ancient Kingdom of Arakan, the site of the Surf Club may well be where the great Shah Shuja, favourite son of Shah Jahan, builder of the immortal Taj Mahal, and his much mourned wife, Mumtaz Mahal, paused with his procession of a thousand Palanquin, whilst travelling what some still call Shah Shuja Road, from Chittagong to Teknaf, in 1660.
Hereabouts, too, Captain Hiram Cox, East India Company dignitary, recently returned Ambassador to the Court of Burma in Rangoon, arrived in 1798, to suppress piracy, and settle refugees, and sadly, in 1799, died.
The rich Buddhist heritage, that probably reaches back to the earliest days of Buddhism, of which Bangladesh was a large part of the cradle, reveals itself, still, in nearby Ramu, a town marked clearly on the Ptolemaic Map, made about 150 AD, of the lands around the Ganges Delta. Buddhist temples are scattered across the area, too. Cox’s Bazar, also, has its own historic Temple, including a Buddha presented to it, in 1799, by Captain Cox!
Our experienced, expert guides can help you explore this amazing history of the area.