This is a typical Buddhist village, about 16 km. from Cox's Bazar, on the main road to Chittagong. There are monasteries, khyangs and pagodas containing images of Buddha in gold, bronze and other metals inlaid with precious stones.
One of the most interesting of these temples is on the bank of the Baghkhali River. It houses not only interesting relics and Burmese handicrafts but also a large bronze statue of Buddha measuring thirteen feet high and rests on a six feet high pedestal. The wood carving of this khyang is very delicate and refined.
The village has a charm of its own. Weavers ply their trade in open workshops and craftsmen make handmade cigars in their pagoda like houses.
Ramu is an Upazila of Cox's Bazar District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Area: 151.2 mi²
Division: Chittagong Division
District: Cox's Bazar District
As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Ramu has a population of266640. Males constitute 51.41% of the population, and females 48.59%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 74742. Ramu has an average literacy rate among town people is 34%., and the national average of 32.4% literate. Ramu thana was transformed into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 9 union parishads, 39 mouzas and 102 villages.
Distance between Cox's Bazar and Ramu Upazila is 10.5 kms or 6.5 miles or 5.7 n miles
|Origin||Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh|
|Destination||Ramu Upazila, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh|
|Driving Distance||10.5 kms or 6.5 miles or 5.7 n miles|
|Driving Time||20 minutes|
The historical sketch of Buddhism in South Asia includes a presence belonging in India, Afghanistan, present-day Pakistan and Bangladesh. At various times in the history of these countries, Buddhists have experienced discrimination from non-Buddhists resulting in torture, execution, thrashing, and destruction of many Buddhist properties. More than a decade ago, the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha-s shocked the modern world. Unfortunately, in the last year (September 2012) brutal destructions of Buddhist temples and houses continued to occur at Ramu in southeastern Bangladesh. Thousands of Muslim extremists torched more than twenty Buddhist temples, Buddha statues, ancient Buddhist manuscripts and homes in what is considered to be the worst attack on the Buddhist community since Bangladesh's independence in 1971.