Sajek Valley

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Sajek Valley

সাজেক উপত্যকা
Sajek Union Parishad
Konglak Hill 3 at Sajek;Rangamati;Bangladesh.jpg
Sunrise Seen from the Helipad at Sajek Valley.jpg
Konglak Hill 2 at Sajek;Rangamati;Bangladesh.jpg
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From top: Sajek Valley View
Sunrise from Konglak Hill
Konglak Hill
View from Helipad
Nickname(s): 
রাঙামাটির ছাদ (Roof of Rangamati)[1]
Coordinates: 23°38.1′N 92°29.4′E / 23.6350°N 92.4900°E / 23.6350; 92.4900Coordinates: 23°38.1′N 92°29.4′E / 23.6350°N 92.4900°E / 23.6350; 92.4900
CountryBangladesh
DistrictRangamati District
UpazillaBaghaichhari
Settlement1885 CE[2]

Sajek Valley (Bengali: সাজেক উপত্যকা) is an emerging tourist spot in Bangladesh situated among the hills of the Kasalong range of mountains in Sajek union, Baghaichhari Upazila in Rangamati District.[3] The valley is 1,476 feet (450 m) above sea level.[4] Sajek valley is known as the Queen of Hills & Roof of Rangamati.

Origin of name[edit]

The name of Sajek Valley came from the Sajek River that originates from Karnafuli river. The Sajek river works as a border between Bangladesh and India.[5]

Location[edit]

Sajek is a union located in the north of Chittagong Hill Tracts. It's under Baghaichori Upazila in Rangamati hill district, it is situated 67 kilometres (42 mi) north-east from Khagrachhari town and 95 kilometres (59 mi) north from Rangamati city. The border of Bangladesh and Mizoram of India is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east from Sajek.[3]

Nature[edit]

Sajek valley is known for its natural environment and is surrounded by mountains, dense forest, and grassland hill tracks. Many small rivers flow through the mountains among which the Kachalong and the Machalong are notable. On the way to Sajek valley, one has to cross the Mayni range and the Mayni river. The road to Sajek has high peaks and falls.[3]

People and culture[edit]

The native people of Sajek valley are ethnic minorities. Among them Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Pankua, Kaibarta, Lushai, other indigenous Assamese communities, and Sagma are mentionable. Women seem to be more involved in economic activities here.[citation needed] Tea stalls, food joints and roadside marketplaces are dominated by women.[citation needed] Picking fruits and vegetables early in the morning is a common trade here.[citation needed] They are not fluent in Bengali but the young population speak some English.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sajek Valley & Konglak Para : The Roof of Rangamati, Bangladesh".
  2. ^ "Sajek Valley Travel Guide".
  3. ^ a b c "Sajek and Marissa Valley".
  4. ^ "Sajek Valley–where hills touch the sky". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ a b "Visit Bangladesh".

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