Buddhist temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Ramu is a village in Ramu Upazila of Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh. You'd find quite a few buddhist temple around that area. Amongst those the Rangkut Bonasram Buddha Bihar is the most famous and visited one. This buddhist temple is just around 14-20 kilometers from the main town of Cox's Bazar. If you have a plan to spend more than couple of days in Cox's Bazar then this place is nice one to explore. This place is not that much huge and do not expect too much to see from there.

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Ramu buddhist temple was established at around the year 338 BC. The temple premise has several statues of the Gautama Buddha inside the temple. They are in different colors and shapes. I have found the white one is most impressive. Everyday lot of people use to visit the temple for religious purpose. Sometimes few visitors use to enjoy the beauty and natural quietness from here too.

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


My reason to go there was as I've read about Ramu in our textbook when I was doing my primary education. Can't remember exactly which grade I was that time. It was kind of full filing the childhood dream place to see. The entrance of the temple was having a very artistic golden gate that has an Asian style. You could see the stuffed art work of Buddha itself (also a dragon) on that facade. We didn't need any entry fee that time (or may be, I forgot). Probably these days they charge a little for the entry.

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Note: During the year 2012 some bad incident happened in this Buddhist temple (i.e. including torching). Most of the part of the temple were damaged severely. I don't know how much we have repaired after that.

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


How to Go to Ramu


You can reach at Ramu buy local buses or any rented vehicles from Cox's Bazar town. It will take only 30 minutes at max to reach there. You'll find a temple at the top of a small hillock. GPS coordinate of the temple is (21°24'09.5"N, 92°06'42.4"E). After visiting the Ramu buddhist temple you could go ahead to see the Dulhazra safari park.

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Where to stay:


List of hotels from Cox's Bazar.


Cox's Bazar is the most busiest tourist destination from Bangladesh. There are numerous hotels around the city which can accommodate hundreds of thousands of visitors. Look for the list of hotels in Cox's Bazar here. That's why after visiting Ramu it would be wise to stay in Cox's bazar town.

Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar


Buddhist Temple in Ramu - Cox's Bazar

Ramu Buddhist temple,
Upazila: Ramu,
District: Cox's Bazar,
Bangladesh.
GPS coordinate (21°24'09.5"N, 92°06'42.4"E).


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/


Sunday, 16th May 2010

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