The original name of this temple is Buddha Dhatu Jadi, it is commonly known as Bandarban Golden
Temple or simply the Golden Temple among visitors. Without visiting this place, your Bandarban tour
will remain incomplete.
It is made atop a 60 meters (200 feet) high hill in Pulpara, which is about 4 kilometers aloof from
Balaghata town and 10 kilometers away from the Bandarban city next to the Bandarban-Rangamati
roadway. It is 92 kilometers way from the port city Chittagong. As the distance from Dhaka to
Bandarban is 397.6 km, it is obviously a day-long journey for dwellers living in the capital city.
The beautiful decoration, modern architectural design and golden color of the temple have made it an
amazing place for local and foreign tourists. The temple is decorated with golden and maroon colors.
That is why, it looks like that it is made of gold. Because of its golden color, it is called the Golden
Temple. The main beauty of this holy place becomes visible on every full moon night when thousands
of clay lamps are illuminated. The floor is covered with mosaic. To get into the temple, visitors will
have to climb 180 steps. Once getting into the temple and seeing the exquisiteness of the Bandarban
hill zone, you will feel relieved from tiredness. It may seem to you a hilly paradise away from noise and
bustle of the mechanized world.
On top of the hill, there is a lake known as the “Debota Pukur” meaning “pond of the God”. Apart from
these, there is an Ethnic Cultural Institute.
The Buddhist temple, which is in local language known as Kyang, is surrounded by thick jungle with
plentiful flora. Standing at the Golden Temple, visitors will get a clear view of the entire Bandarban
town at a glance, including the panoramic views of the surrounding wild landscape, Sangu River and
Bandarban Radio Station.
It is a holy place for Buddhist religious people, especially for Theravada Buddhism followers because
this temple belongs to the Theravada Buddhism order.