People enjoy their vacation at Concord Amusement Park at Foy's Lake in Chattogram. -AA
The amusements parks and recreational sports of the port city and its adjoining areas have been witnessing huge rush from the last three days to enjoy the Eid-ul-uzha.Although it rained during the afternoons of Tuesday and Wednesday, it could not dampen the festive spirit of the port city residents.
Hundreds of the enthusiastic people from all walk of life and ages in festive mood were seen visiting the amusement parks and entertainment spots amid joy and enthusiasm making the spots overcrowded since the Eid day.
The recreational places were abuzz with visitors during the last three days since Monday-- the Eid day. The dwellers thronged the parks, sea beach, Naval Academy Road area, banks of the Karnaphuli and the zoo.
On Eid day, the Patenga sea beach and Naval Academy areas saw a huge rush of people, enjoying with their family members. The Abhay Mitra Ghat on the bank of the Karnaphuli was also a sought-after place for the holidaymakers. The people who live in the city and the adjacent Upazilas usually are thronged in city's beautiful natural sights along with recreational parks to give extra shape of their Eid-holidays.
Considering the crowed the amusement parks and the recreational spots launch special promotional offers, adding new rides to attract the visitors as well. Mohammad Mohsin went to the Foy's Lake Amusement Park with his children Wednesday afternoon.
His children Ishika and Tuhin were elated at spending time there. Bishwajit Ghosh, Deputy Manager Marketing of Concord Entertainment Co Ltd, said, "We have declared two special packages -one is at Tk400 including visiting Lake, water park and snacks chart in the afternoon and another is at Tk800 including unlimited rides and lunch or dinar."
He said though is some influenced of rough weather in the recent times, about 15,000 people visited the Concord amusement park and Sea World at Foy's Lake in the last three-day while still huge rush is going on.
Chittagong Zoo, located adjacent to Foy's Lake, this year added new animals including Zebra and tigers. It also has great attraction to holidaymakers."In the last three-day over 50,000 people visited Chattogram Zoo while in regular time in an average daily 2,000-3,000 people visit the Zoo.
Still huge rush is going on. We have decorated the Zoo along space for kids playing. We have also added some new animals including Zebra that is attracted the visitors mostly," said Dr Mohammad Shahadat Hossain Shuvo, veterinary surgeon of Chattogram Zoo.
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