Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Bangladesh beauty ..SPECIAL
Places of Tourist Attraction........
Cox's Bazar is charmingly situated on low range of sand hills between the Baghkhali and the Bay of Bengal with a long open beach towards the sea. The town is named after lieutenant Cox, who died here in 1798 after he had established a colony of Mogh who sought shelter in British territory after the conquest of Arakan by the Burmese two third of the population of the town are descendants of these refugees. Miles of golden sands towering cliffs, pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes, delightful seafood this is Cox's Bazar, the tourist capital of Bangladesh. Having the world's longest (120-km) beach slopping gently down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. Cox's Bazar is one of the most attractive tourist spots in the country.
This is a typical Buddhist village, about 10km. from Cox's Bazar, on the main road to Chittagong, there are Monasnesties, Khyangs and Pagodas containing images of Buddha in gold, bronze and 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 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 workshop and craftsman make handmade cigars in their pagoda like houses.
10 kilometers by speedboat to the north west of Cox's Bazar and standing on a hill is the Moheskhali island. There is a 165 years old temple known as Adinath temple. With the interesting history of its discovery, it is a most attractive spot especially during the festive month of falgoon (march-April) when sea fishing near the Moheskhali Island is a rewarding experience.
Just oppsite across Cox's Bazar, this island is a paradise of migratory birds like petrel, geese, ducks, curlew, spine, reshank, lapwing, whim bird and other birds and water fowls. The western side of the beach is sandy and different kinds of shells are found on the beach.
18 kilometers south from the Cox's Bazar beach is a beautiful picnic and shooting spot. It is a continuation of the beach with background of palms and bamboo's. the famous "Broken hill" is a rare sight. Angling in the streams and ponds in the adjoining valley provides a lot of fun and excitement another charms is the "Christnas trees".
Inani about 32 kilometers to the south of Cox's Bazar and just on the beach, with the sea to the west and a background of steep hills to the east, in 210-14' N latitude and 920-03' E, longitude. It is only half an hour's drive from Cox's bazaar and an ideal place for hunting, sea bathing and picnic.
Whykong is about 39 kilometers to the north of Teknaf and 53 kilometers to the southeast of Cox's Bazar. There is a forest Bunglow on a small hillock commanding a fine view of the Naf, the parret island and majestic hill range of the Arakan beyond. This is an ideal place for hunting Shiker of all kinds.
80 kilometers south of Cox's Bazar is a pleasure spot on the West Bank of Naf river. A small town, it has arrangements for picnic hunting and boating. A trip by jeep to Teknaf from Cox's Bazar at dawn, is a rare experience.
St. Martin's Island
13 kilometers south west of the southern tip of the mainland, is a small coral island being fringed with coconut palms, varieties of rare sea shell, lime stones corals, and marine life like flying fishes, dolphins and sea tortoises.
How can i calm myself down when Anxiety strikes?
solve by Expert .........
(Expert answer),,,,Your very simple but poignant question suggests all sorts of answers, but also points to what a painful -- and sometimes terrifying -- thing anxiety is. I want to start my answer by tipping my hat to a reader from last week's column who gently took me to task for not giving enough credit to psychotherapy in treating even very difficult psychiatric conditions -- in this case, bipolar II disorder.
As with all psychiatric conditions or symptoms, there are three basic things one can do -- two that require a clinician's help and one that you can do on your own. Clinicians can offer medications and psychotherapy. On your own, you can work to change the things in your life that are contributing to the problem. That in a nutshell is the entire psychiatric world. Each condition and each individual will benefit most from some unique combination of these three elements.
Anxiety comes in many flavors, but in all instances, it tends to share one important thing in common: It is an internal sense of fear, discomfort, panic even, that is out of proportion to the events in the world that have triggered it. Sometimes, people can't even find an event upon which to hang the blame for their terrible, restless sense of unease.
Consider the following statements: "I need help. I get anxious every time someone pulls a gun on me." "I've got a problem. I had real panicky feelings that night I came home to find a robber in my house." "I've got to get a hold of this social anxiety. I was so nervous when President Obama picked me by lottery to come with him to help give the State of the Union address to Congress." We don't call this anxiety (we often use the word "nervous") because the feeling is appropriate to the situation.
The problem with anxiety is not that it feels bad. This feeling bad evolved to help us deal seriously with situations of real danger and to remove ourselves from these situations to the best of our ability. The problem with anxiety is that it is a worthless response to situations that aren't typically dangerous enough to warrant all the misery. And then, of course, the anxiety itself becomes a huge problem in people's lives. In a world of relative safety, very anxious people live as if they are constantly in danger.
Medications can help blunt physical activity in brain and body that give rise to anxiety, and sometimes this is a necessary intervention. But psychotherapy is at least as good for treating anxiety and offers a couple of advantages.
First, a good psychotherapist can help us better understand why certain things make us anxious. Usually, the things that set us off represent troubles from our childhoods. Often these associations are not conscious, and making them conscious can significantly weaken their impact and give us control over them. If I had more words to spend on this piece, I could give you examples from my own life.
Second, a number of psychotherapeutic techniques designed specifically to treat anxiety do so by helping expose us gradually to those things that cause our anxiety. Variously called "desensitization," "exposure" or "extinction," these techniques are built upon the scientific discovery that if we learn to tolerate the things that frighten or bother us, the feelings subside and eventually fade. Not only do these techniques work, but they also provide patients with a skill they can continue to practice at home to deal with new sources of anxiety.