Cox’s Bazar is Bangladesh’s beach resort town on the southeast coast near Burma.
Getting there by bus from Chittagong is another colorful adventure of street life and risky vehicle drivers.
Photos 1-23 reveal the vibrant social and commercial life along the main highway, including military practice maneuvers with soldiers sporting live-ammunition machine guns (photo 9).
Cox’s Bazar town is not picturesque but the hundred-mile long white sandy beach makes up for that.
New glass and marble hotels are rising adjacent to poor tin houses where locals bathe at a communal water handpump (photos 30-36).
South of town are numerous shrimp farms raising valuable seafood.