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There is an ancient Kirti Masjid Bari Masjid in Masjid Bari village of Mirzaganj of the district. The mosque was built in 1485 by Khan-i-Moazzem Ujial Khan during the reign of Sultan Mubarak Shah. Prayers are still held in this one-domed mosque. Besides, there is a tomb of Yar Uddin Khalifa, a spiritual person of the region, in Mirzaganj.
Patuakhali University of Science and Technology is located at Dashmina, 15 km from the district town. In 1996, the former Patuakhali Agricultural College was transformed into a University of Science and Technology.
Kuakata is a beautiful travel paradise known as Sagarkanya in the southern part of Bangladesh. The location of this remarkable beach is in Latachapali union under Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district. Just east of Kuakata is the Gangamati or Gajamati Reserve Forest, to the west is the Sundarbans mangrove forest, to the north is Alipur, the largest fish trading center in the region. It is more important than other beaches in the country due to its natural beauty as it offers beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from here in the heart of the sea.
There is an interesting history about the naming of Kuakata. When the Burmese king occupied Arakan, the homeland of the Rakhine, in 164, many Rakhine left Arakan by boat for unknown purposes. On their way they found Rangabali Island on the shores of the Bay of Bengal and settled there. They dug a well here for fresh water as the salt water of the sea is unsuitable for use and named this place Kuakata.
Kuakata beach is said to be the cleanest beach in Bangladesh. Due to its geographical location, beautiful views of sunrise and sunset can be seen from this place. But it is from both ends of the beach. The sunrise can be seen from the bend of Gangamati on the beach and the sunset can be seen from the west beach. The length of the beach is about eighteen km. . There are vast coconut groves all around the beach.
The Gangamati canal is at the eastern end of the beach. After that Gangamati protected forest. There is a fishing village at the very western end of Kuakata beach. There is also a huge area for making dried fish. Apart from this, fishing scenes of fishermen using different techniques will be seen all over the beach throughout the year. Motorcycles are available for the entire beach of Kuakata. Two people can travel on a bicycle.
The source of the naming of Kuakata is the ancient well here. However, its beauty and antiquity have been ruined as a result of short-sighted Kuruchikar reforms. The well is located in front of a Buddhist temple at the beginning of Keranipara, the abode of the Rakhine tribes, near Kuakata beach.
At the eastern end of Kuakata Beach, beyond the forest of Gajmati, is the Red Crab Island. Thousands of red crabs can be seen roaming this small island. During the travel season (October-March) the speedboat goes from Kuakata beach to Crab Island.
The mangrove forest of the Sundarbans is just across the river at the western end of Kuakata beach. This is the name of the forest of Fatra. Although this place is exactly like the Sundarbans, it goes without saying that there are no wild animals. Birds, monkeys and a variety of birds are more common in this forest. Wild boar is rarely seen. If you want to go from Kuakata to Fatra forest, you need an engine driven boat.
Seema Buddhist Temple
In front of the ancient well of Kuakata is an ancient temple called Seema Buddhist Temple. This ancient temple has a meditative Buddha statue made of eight metals weighing about 36 manas.
The village of Keranipara of the Rakhine tribes has started from the front of the Seema Rauddha temple. The main work of Rakhine women here is weaving cloth. The winter sheets made by them are quite attractive.
About four kilometers north of Kuakata is Alipur, one of the largest fish trading centers in the south. Hundreds of trawlers go to the Bay of Bengal every day from this port to catch fish. You can visit Alipore port and see the huge arrangement of different types of marine fish.
Misripara Buddhist temple
About eight km from Kuakata beach. There is another Buddhist temple at Misripara, formerly home to the Rakhine tribes. This temple has the largest Buddha statue in the subcontinent. The largest Rakhine settlement in the region is at Amkhola Para, a short distance away.
Kuakata beach ends east of the Gangamati canal. And from here has started the gathering of Gangamatis left Gajamati. In addition to a variety of plants in the forest can be seen in the forest rooster, monkeys and various birds.