Chittagong attractions

Museum in Chittagong

Zia Memorial Museum

This museum is rather unexpectedly housed in a mock-Tudor mansion. Among its much-revered collection is the microphone and transmitter with which President Zia proclaimed the country’s independence in 1971.
Area in Chittagong


As in Dhaka, the city’s oldest area is the waterfront part called Sadarghat, and as in Dhaka, it’s a cacophony of sensual assaults. The early arrival of the Portuguese is evinced by the proximity of the Paterghatta …
Cemetery in Chittagong

WWII Memorial Cemetery

This sombre cemetery contains the graves of hundreds of soldiers from both Allied and Japanese forces who died on the Burma front. Many are inscribed with simple and powerful epitaphs of loss and love. The cemetery …
Market in Chittagong

Central Bazar

The Central Bazar is a warren of alleyways between the lower ends of Jubilee and Station Rds. It’s almost impossible not to lose your way among the densely packed rows of clothing shops, but it’s a lot of fun trying…
Museum in Chittagong

Ethnological Museum

The interesting Ethnological Museum has displays on Bangladesh’s tribal people. Unfortunately, it isn’t always open when it should be. Some of the exhibits are looking a bit tattered, but it covers all the major tri…
Park in Chittagong

Battali Hills Park

Accessible from Tiger Pass Rd, this park gives good views over Chittagong.
Notable Building in Chittagong

Marine Fisheries Academy

This landmark building is home to the Chittagong Marine Fisheries Academy.
Church in Chittagong

St Placid (Old Portuguese Church)

Church in the Paterghatta, the old Portuguese quarter of Chittagong.
Landmark in Chittagong

Rickshaw Workshops

Where Chittagong's cycle-rickshaws are born and decorated.
Buddhist Monastery in Chittagong

Nandankanan Buddhist Monastery

This Buddhist monastery serves as a useful landmark.