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Introducing Teknaf

This bustling smugglers’ town is on the southern tip of the narrow strip of land adjoining Myanmar, 92km south of Cox’s Bazar. The BangladeshMyanmar border is formed by the Naaf River, a branch of which divides the town. Most of the town is a crowded area of narrow alleys.

It is illegal to cross into Myanmar from here, and since its army has planted minefields along the border to deter illegal immigrants and smugglers, it’s not wise to try.