"BANDARBAN- home of the indigenous hill tribes" Bandarban by saidur_khan
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BANDARBAN hill district situated in the most southeastern part in Bangladesh under the Chittagong Hill tracts (CHT) the only extensive hill area in Bangladesh lies in southeastern part of the country with an area of 4479 sq km, is bounded by Rangamati district on the north, Arakan (Myanmar) and the river Naf on the south, Arakan and Rangamati district on the east and Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar district on the west. Bandarban mostly consists of forests and hills. Main rivers are Shankha (Sangu), Matamuhuri and Bakkhali. The four major mountain ranges of the district are the Meranja, Wailatong, Tambang and Politai. Bagakain or Baga Lake is notable.
The indigenous hill tribes in Bandarban are one of the attraction to all and a good place to work or study on various small ethnic groups lives scattered over the hills.
There are about 14 different tribes live in Bandarban hill district. Among them Marma/Mogh and Murong are the majority and Chak, Khumi, Pangkhu are the minority, only few thaousand of them lives in this region. Beside them Tripura, Bawm, Tanchangya, Chakma, Chak, Khyang, Khumi, Lushei, and The Pankho lives this district, who are divided into nearly a hundred different sects.
There was also a distinction between groups living in hill valleys and groups living on the ridges of the hills. Nevertheless, in many places local settlement patterns were highly complex. For example, seven different groups could be found living in close proximity in an area of about 15 by 10 km around the township of Ruma on the Sangu River in the southern part of the district.
Each tribe has its own unique culture. Some tribes may even have cultural distinctions within their different clans. But some traits are generally common among most tribes. For instance, originally most tribes are animists.
The hill tribes are the original inhabitants of the hill district and are ethnically, culturally and linguistically distinct from the rest of the population of Bangladesh.
there are some Buddhist temple in and around Bandarban town.
the temple known as Golden temple is one of good to visit. its about 7 Km from the town center.
Bandarban is an ideal place for treking, hiking, and jungle walk. Trek to Keokradong (highest peak in Bangladesh) is a... more travel advice
while you visit Bandarban, visit to any tribal village to know them closely to share their life style and culture. more travel advice
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