The fourth day of our mini vacation to the coastal town of Cox's Bazar was unfortunately our last day. When my family got back from an early morning walk to the beach we only had enough time for breakfast before our ride arrived to take us to a 4-hour drive back to Chittagong where we were taking the train back to Dhaka.
We passed by many small towns with bustling marketplaces by the roadside.
We were all prepared to sit nonstop as we travel 4 hours, until the driver told us if he have time he wants to show us something. The proposition came out of the blue, yet we thought since we outnumber him 8 to 1 we must be safe wherever he wants to take us.
Entry to the upcoming Buddhist temple.
While the cornerstone for the temple has not yet been put on the ground (at least I haven't seen any construction work yet), the 100-foot lying Buddha is already getting visitors.
Aside from the monk, there was only one other person inside the compound. He was focused on what he was doing and did not acknowledge our presence, until I went up close to see what he was doing. I think he's a monk in training.
I'm guessing he's building the side wall for the temple?
The sign is ready.
They are open for donations. I didn't even know that Buddhism is thriving Bangladesh.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY.