Naf River

Type: River
Contributed By: Nayeem


Naf River (নাফ নদী) is the only river that is shared between Myanmar and Bangladesh. The eastern coast of the river is Arakan, state of Burma, and the western coast is Teknaf of Bangladesh.

Naf River is originated from the Arakan Hills of Myanmar and after flowing as a trans-boundary river, it finally falls into the Bay of Bengal. The river is having 1-3 kilometer width between the two countries at some places and the depth of the river is having 130 ft. an average depth and highest depth is 400 ft.

Being near to the ocean, the water of the river is salty. Also the water level has an ups and downs based on the high and low tide from the sea. Keeping similarity with the Bay of Bengal, the river has almost same color of the ocean.

Tourists of St. Martin’s island are being carried by the ship over the river. During the cruising, you can see lot of boats were floating over the river. Boatmen from the both country use to catch fish on a regular basis.

How to go

After arriving Cox’s Bazar, take local transport to reach Teknaf Upazila. From there, you can reach the River Naf by taking any transport.

How To Reach: Cox’s Bazar District

Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar are linked by road. You can take a bus from Dhaka to reach Cox’s Bazar. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:

1. Green Line
Contact: 0341-62533

2. Hanif Enterprise
Contact: 0341-64170

3. Shamoli Paribahan
Contact: 0443449934

4. Shohag Paribahan
Contact: 0341-64361

5. S Alam Paribahan
Contact: 0341-62902

6. Shah Bahadur
Contact: 01678064880

7. Saint Martins
Contact: 01726520095

Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar are linked by air. Some of the airline services from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar are listed below for your help.

1. United Bangladesh Airways
Contact: Phone: 09606445566, Ext: 542-48
Plane ticket fare starts from BDT 5925

2. Novo Air
Contact: 09666722224, 029871891-2
Plane Ticket fare starts from BDT 6600

3. Regent Airways
Plane ticket fare starts from BDT 5800
Contact: 028953003 or 16238

Where to Stay

The accommodation facilities in Cox’s Bazar are remarkable. There are several great hotels in the region. Some of the hotels/motels in Rangamati are listed below for your assistance.
1. Hotel Seagull
Hotel Motel Zone
Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach,Cox’s Bazar
Tel: +88 0341 62480 – 90
Cell: +88 01766666530, +88 0176666653

2. Hotel Sea Palace
Kalatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar
Phone: 880-341-63692, 63792, 63794, 63826, and 63853
Mobile: 01714652227-8, 01979405051-2

3. Saint Martin Resort
Plot # ten, Block- a, Kalatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar
Phone: +88-0341-62862, 64275

4. Hotel Sayeman
Hotel Sayeman Road, Cox’s Bazar
Cell: +88-01711-022088
Phone: +88-0341-63900 -4, 63703 -7

5. Hotel Sea Crown
Marin Drive, Kola Toil New Beach
Telephone: 0341-64795, 0341-64474
Mobile: 01817 089420

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Cox’s Bazar, click here


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