Patuakhali is a district in Barisal Division of Bangladesh. It is bounded by Barisal district on the north, Bay of Bengal on the south, Bhola district on the east, Barguna district on the west.
It is reported that in 1784 the Burmese king captured Rakhine's motherland, Arakan, so many Rakhine left the place and looking for shelter thay sailed their boat on the Bay of Bengal. On the way, they found a sandy island on the banks of the Bay of Bengal and settled there. They dug a well (Bengali: Kua) here for sweet water, which is inadequate to use the sea water. From then on, the place is known as 'Kuakata'. How to go: Near Kuakata sea beach