During my time in CHT, I was fortunate to visit the District of Rangamati and to call into the town of the same name. The District is the largest in Bangladesh with a landscape of hills, jungle, rivers, lakes and plains.
We rented a boat to explore the artificial lake of Kaptai - created when the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River was built as part of the Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project. The boat trip was good value and the area around the lake very scenic. Especially picturesque were the floating markets we visited - a real mecca for photographers. Photo opportunities were vying for our attention everywhere: diverse people, colorful clothes, huge crowds, a profusion of boats, piles of timber, heaps of jackfruit and pineapple and all manner of forest goods calling out to be photographed.
There were also small shipyards along the banks of the lake, which we visited, where old boat and shipbuilding techniques could be seen.
A Buddhist Temple called Rajban Bihar Pagoda was of particular interest to me, and an exciting place to visit; we were able to sit and chat with the local monks.