"BANDARBAN- home of the indigenous hill tribes" Bandarban by saidur_khan

Bandarban Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 20 photos

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.

Buddhist temple

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.

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  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    So lush and green. Makes me want to travel to someplace warm. Informative page here.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    Nice page- good pictures

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    For trekking, do i need a guide?Living in the tribal village will cost me how much?I know i've asked you so many questions but it will be helpful if you please help me out giving some tips on trekking from Bandarban to Keokaradong. Please..

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2007 at 9:40 AM

    Nice & informative page!

  • Gwynethart's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2005 at 8:16 AM

    Thank you for the birthday wishes! Fascinating pages that you have here! :-))

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