The Sangu River is a river in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Its source is in the North Arakan Hills of Myanmar, located at 21°13´N 92°37´E. The Arakan Hills form the boundary between Arakan and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. It follows a northerly circuitous course in the hill tracts and then enters Bangladesh near Remarki, Thanchi Upazila, Bandarban District, from the east. It flows north through Thanchi, Rowangchhari and Bandarban Sadar Upazilas of Bandarban District. It then flows west through Satkania and Banshkhali Upazilas in Chittagong District and flows into the Bay of Bengal near Chittagong, at 22°6´N 91°51´E, or about 16.09 kilometres (10.00 mi) south of the mouth of the Karnafuli River. The length of the river is 270 kilometres (170 mi); 173 kilometres (107 mi) are located within Bangladesh.
Sangu River is the complete part of the natural beauty of Bandarban. It follows a northerly circuitous course in the hill tracts up to Bandarban. It enters the district from the east and flows west across the district and finally falls into the Bay of Bengal at the end of a course of 270 km. This river is flowing through the hills thousands of years. It is an important route to communicate with Ruma and Thanchi Upazila. It has huge financial interests for the population of Bandarban. This river is widely used for transportation, agricultural and other necessary products for the people of remote community.
In the winter season the current of the river almost becomes stagnant but in the rainy season the current becomes aggressive. Visitor must be attract with the beautification scattered on the both sides of it. You can find here hills, forests, falls with a river together. All the way you will be thrilled only and it is simply amazing.
The major tributaries of the river are the Chand Khali Nadi and Dolukhal. The Chand Khali Nadi flows through the Patiya Plains, and the Dolukhal River drains into the Satkania Plains. Another tributary is the Kumira Khali, which drains into the Kutubdia Channel. There are seven Bangladesh Water Management Board hydrometric stations on this river, which have been recording data since 1965.
The Sangu drains off the waters of Patiya, Satkania, and Banshkhali Upazilas. It has a connection with the Karnafuli River through the Chand Khali River. The Sangu is a shallow river, but it becomes violent during rains and develops rapid currents. It is navigable up to 48.27 kilometres (29.99 mi) from the estuary. The Sangu gas field is located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Chittagong and reaches a depth of 10 meters at its mouth.
From Bandarban, take local transport such as jeep to reach Remakri Union to watch that beautiful river of Bandarban.
Dhaka and Bandarban are linked by road. There are direct bus services available from Dhaka to reach Bandarban.
Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:
1. S Alam services Ltd
2. Shyamoli Paribahan
3. Saudia Paribahan
Arambag, Contact: +88-02-7102465
Gabtoli, Contact: +88-02-8018445
There are no direct flight services available from Dhaka to Bandarban. However, you can travel to Chittagong by air and then take a bus or private car to reach Bandarban. Bangladesh Biman, United Airways, Regent Airways and Novo Air, all provide flight services to Chittagong.
1. Hillside Resort
Address: Chimbuk road, Bandarban
Contact: 01730 045083, 02-988 6983
2. Hotel Greenhill
Address: Main Road, Bandarban-4600
Contact: +88 01856699910, +88 01856699911
3. Hotel Purabi
Address: V.I.P. Road, Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban
Contact: 01823-346383, 0361-62531
4. Hotel Paharika
Address: Main Road, Bandarban
Address: It is located in the South-West of Thanchi Bazar in Thanchi Sadar Upazila
Contact: 01819537753, 01818100435
6. Upazila Rest House
Owner/Manager: Mr. Kalhacing Marma, Chairman, Upazila Parisad
Address: Thanchi Bazar (close to the mosque), Thanchi Sadar Upazila
You will enjoy a magnificent river cruise in Sangu and there are so many spots to arrange a picnic. You can hire traditional boats or engine boats from the old Sangu Bridge or from Boat-ghat at Kyachingghata.
River Turag (তুরাগ নদী) is an upper tributary river of the Buriganga River, and flows beside the Dhaka. The condition of the river is not good during the dry season. It uses to be polluted severely, and the water seems black in most of the places with a pungent smell.
The river Turag uses to inundate it’s both bank during the rainy season. Though the river is a narrow one, but for this inundation it looks like a massive river during this time. Lot of fishermen use to catch fish from this river. But due to the pollution (from industry around) the count of fish decreasing day by day. That's why those fishermen are struggling these days for fishing and migrating into other occupations for living.)  => Array ( [name] => Padma River [post_id] => 6359 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/padma-river-%e0%a6%aa%e0%a6%a6%e0%a7%8d%e0%a6%ae%e0%a6%be-%e0%a6%a8%e0%a6%a6%e0%a7%80/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Padma-River-11-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
The Padma River (Bengali: পদ্মা Pôdda) is a major trans-boundary river in Bangladesh. It is the main distributary of the Ganges (Bengali: গঙ্গা Gôngga), which originates in the Himalayas. The Padma enters Bangladesh from India near Chapai Nawabganj. It meets the Jamuna (Bengali: যমুনা Jomuna) near Aricha and retains its name, but finally meets with the Meghna (Bengali: মেঘনা) near Chandpur and adopts the name ‘Meghna’ before flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Three side of the shariatpur is bounded by river. Padma river is bounded Shariatpur by various name such as Padma, Meghna & kirtinasha.)  => Array ( [name] => River Dhepa [post_id] => 7575 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/river-dhepa/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/River-Dhepa1-300x240.jpg [post_content] =>
River Dhepa is in north Bengal; more precisely it is near to the famous "Kantaji Temple" of Dinajpur. River Dhepa is originated from the river Atrai, and then it falls at the river Punarbhaba. This is a shallow river, and the average depth of the river was around 2-4 feet. The length of the river is around 40 kilometer.
The river is itself beautiful. The two banks of the river make it more beautiful due to the various kinds of crops fields. Main crop field is corn, but there are others like paddy, and some vegetable fields.
The water of the river is not muddy, it’s clear. Due to the shallowness of the river, you can easily see the bottom of the river easily. Also there are some very small mound of soil is visible throughout the whole river. Some mound contains green plants.
Another beauty of the river is, the nest of the bird "Kingfisher" at the bank of the river. There are some places where the banks are too high. At the soil, the kingfisher birds made their nest. It’s a lovely scene. They are not only gorgeous to see, but also exciting when they are about to catch a fish from the water.)  => Array ( [name] => River Bongshi [post_id] => 7563 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/river-bongshi/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/River-Bongshi1-300x240.jpg [post_content] =>
A few kilometers west from the Dhamrai Bazar, there is a river beside the road which is called "Bongshi". It is almost covered by the deadly hyacinths. There is no flow at the river, and at your first look, you'll feel like it as a canal.
The color of the water is kind of blackish. It can be due to the hyacinth, or due to the waste dumping from the factories nearby. Whatever the case is, you should not show any audacity to touch the water. The authority haven’t take any steps to keep the rivers (like Bongshi) alive.
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