Mighty river Sangu, Thanchi

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Sangu or Shongkho river is the most attractive and beautiful hill side river in Bandarban. The river gives a natural view of the beautiful hills and ceaseless flow of water together. The river bank is full of green trees and bushes and sometimes it hosts tribal villages. The river is surrounded by green hills and the water is clean and soothing. It has rocks and stones in its way. The main source of Sangu River is in the North Arakan Hills of Myanmar. 173 kelometres of its total length are located within Bangladesh which flows North through Thanchi, Rowangchhari and Bandarban Sadar Upazilas of Bandarban District and then flows West through Banshkhali and Satkania Upazilas in Chittagong District and then finally falls into the Bay of Bengal. A trip to Bandarban is not complete without this great boat experience. But it is not safe to have this boat trip in rainy days as it develops rapid currents during rains. But in winter it contains very peaceful stream. Tourists can enjoy the river while going to Rijhuk Jharna.


There are some direct bus services available from Dhaka to reach Bandarban and those details are listed below

Name of Service Price(around) BDT Phone No.
Shyamoli Paribahan 550/= 0443-449934
Saudia Paribahan 550 +88-02-7102465
S Alam services Ltd 550 0341-62902

There are some local transport services available in Bandarban. This type of transport, for example, jeep can be taken to reach Remakri Union. Then tourist can take a boat arranged by local people to enjoy the ride. Tourists can also hire engine boats from the old Sangu Bridge. The boatman is enough to guide the tourist.


There are many hotels with good facilities and some government rest-houses to stay. The details of the hotel and rest-house near to this river are given below-

Hotel Name Address Phone No.
Upazila Rest House Thanchi Bazar (close to the mosque), Thanchi Sadar Upazila
(Resident) South-West of Thanchi Bazar, Thanchi Sadar Upazila 01819537753, 01818100435


Local foods are available here. Mainly fishes can be found and those are really delicious.

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