Published:  12:01 AM, 06 July 2019

Teknaf Peninsula: Ecosystem beach

Teknaf Peninsula: Ecosystem beach

Teknaf Peninsula or Teknaf Sea Beach is one of the longest sandy beach ecosystems (80 km) in the world. It represents a transitional ground for the fauna of the Indo-Himalayan and Indo-Malayan ecological sub-regions.


Important habitats at the site include mangrove, mudflats, beaches and sand dunes, canals and lagoons and marine habitat. Mangrove forest occurs in Teknaf peninsula both as natural forest with planted stands and mostly distributed in the intertidal zone. Teknaf peninsula mangroves supports the habitat of 161 different fisheries species.

 
How to go

Teknaf, a romantic old-world border township in the southern tip of Bangladesh territory looking up to the Myanmar high hill ranges across the river Naf. Teknaf is 85 km from Cox's Bazar by road and 120 km by the beach along the sea. After reaching in Cox's Bazar, take local transport to reach there.

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