River sights in Bangladesh
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An unusual adventure is to head out onto the Karnaphuli River, close to the airport, where you'll be blown away by the massive number of equally massive ships riding at anchor in this deep-water channel. To get here take a baby taxi (mini auto-rickshaw; with bargaining you might get it down to Tk 200 return) along the river in the direction of the airport.
Just before you reach the junction turning away from the river and leading immediately to the airport, you will see a small jetty with little wooden boats moored up. Ask here about renting one for an hour or so to explore - Tk 200 should suffice for a small boat.
Be warned that this is a working port and there is also a…