River Naf - Bangladesh

River Naf - Bangladesh


River Naf is a transboundary river which is shared between Bangladesh and Myanmar. According to my knowledge river Naf is the only one that is shared between Myanmar and Bangladesh. The eastern coast of the river is Arakan sate of Myanmar (which was formerly known as Burma), and the western coast is Teknaf of Bangladesh.


River Naf - Bangladesh


River Naf is originated from the Arakan hills of Myanmar and after flowing as a transboundary river falls into the Bay of Bengal. The river is having 1-3 kilometer width between the two countries at some places and the depth of the river is having 128ft an average depth and highest depth is 400ft. Being near to the ocean the water of the river is salty. Also the water level rises based on the high and low tide from the sea. Keeping similarity with the Bay of Bengal the river has almost same color of the ocean.


River Naf - Bangladesh


All the cruise ship of St Martin's island use this river Naf to go the island. During the cruising I have found the sight of Myanmar side is more beautify compare to Bangladesh (may be the grass of the other side of the fence is much greener?). Small hillocks from the Myanmar side was clearly visible. But hardly seen too many human population on that side.


River Naf - Bangladesh


But you can see the boatmen are catching fish from the river Naf. Fishermen from both the countries use to catch fish in this river with only one condition is not crossing the border. Both the Myanmar and Bangladesh naval troops keep a close look on that matter.


River Naf - Bangladesh


River Naf - Bangladesh


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



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