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Places of interest in Dhaka

There are many interesting places in Dhaka. It is a modern city of third world with cement-break buildings, in traditional fashion with rapid growing decline. Once ago places of Dhaka was valuable in the south Asia. Dhaka was established in the 4th century by Buddhists, later conquered by Hindus and then by Muslim Mughal rulers in the 13th century. Most of the beautiful places of Dhaka built by Mughal emperor during their regime. Dhaka was established the capital of Bengal in 1608 and then start golden age of the city as a Mughal trading port. The Mughal built Sultan palace, historic mosques, beautiful markets and citadel to safe from foreign powers.

Narrow Street and alleys in the old Dhaka city will be difficult for you to find your way without a guide. A bustling road with overflows of rickshaw and roadside hawkers, huge working people and passerby make your daily like little hesitate.

Beautiful places in Dhaka where tourists can visit

  Central Shahid Minar    National Memorial    National Assembly
Central Shahid Minar              National Memorial              National Assembly

There are many places of interest in Dhaka as most beautiful tourist spots in every corner of Dhaka city. Last Nawab of Dhaka built a palace named Ahsan Monzil is stand beside the waterfront of river Bariganga.

Ahsan Monzil Museum  Lalbagh Fort National Museum
Ahsan Monzil Museum                   Lalbagh Fort                    National Museum

Chotta Katra is the great caravanserai Place of Dhaka. The most interesting Muslim places for worship is Istara Mosque situated in the old Town. Armenian Church is one of the large community for Armenian place & Greek build in the 18th century.

Once not only attracted by Moghul establishment but Portuguese, Dutch, British and French all came here for trading in the 17th century and establishing their own enclaves places along the waterfront, but finally British triumphed and occupied as their own in 1765. They also built or modified different safe places in Dhaka

British established their colony in Dhaka of what now became the Old Town. Prestigious government building and bungalows across the avenues of Dhaka became trade hub of the Bengal province to conduct business from row commodities like jute, sugar, tea & indigo plantation, etc.

Ramna area of Dhaka is reflection of British colonial structure with Greek columns and whitewashed facades. It is sign of artistic & intellectual heart of the nation where libraries, college, galleries and National Museum are situated.

Lalbagh Fort : It is the Fort of Aurangabad famously known as Lalbagh Fort which was established in the year 1678 by Prince Mohammad Azam, who was the son of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb who was the then Viceroy of Bangal. New attraction of the place is the Cultural Ministry of Bangladesh took initiatives to make a documentary on Lalbagh Port and showing with laser effect in the evening since 2014.

Suhrawardy Uddyan : It is a popular park of the Dhaka city and formerly known as the Race Course maidan where the great leader bangabandhu deliver his historic March 7 speech in 1971.

Shishu Park : The Child Education and Recreation park, popularly known as Shishu Park is also located in a comer of Suhrawardy Uddyan, Shahbagh of Dhaka. It is one of the attractive places for children.

National Assembly Complex: Parliament Building of Bangladesh is a beautiful place in Dhaka. National Assembly Complex in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar was designed by the famous architect Louis Kahn has distinctive architectural features. Natural scenery of this place is very beautiful. There is Chandrima Uddayn or Zia Uddayan northside of Parliament Building where the grave yard of former president Ziaur Rahman also one of the visiting places in Dhaka.

National Memorial: National Memorial of Bangladesh is located at Savar. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the war of independence, Jahangirnagar University and its sprawling campus is also located nearby by the place.

Mirpur Zoo: Zoological Garden of Bangladesh is called Mirpur Zoo. Zoo also one of the attractive places to Children and new comer to Dhaka as they wish to visit Dhaka zoo frequently. It is situated at Mirpur, 10 kilometer to northwest of Dhaka, on 230 acres of land. Tourist can see life of wild and domestic animals from very near. It is the biggest Zoo in Bangladesh.

Shahid Minar: It is the Symbol of Bangladesh nationalism, was built to commemorate the martyrs of historic Language Movement of 1952. Bangladeshi People get inspiration from this place and sometime different organizations raise their voice against discrimination or other unlawful steps.

Botanical Garden: The garden built over an area of 205 acres of land at Mirpur, near Mirpur Zoo. The botanical garden is useful for botanical education, research, preservation of plants as well as recreation with the touch of green nature. Visiting the garden place tourists feel natural atmosphere, follow the path and go deep of the garden and sit beside the lake and playing the green leaves with pleasant.

National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam Graveyard : Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh died on August 28, 1976 & was laid to rest here, near public library and adjacent to the Mosque of Dhaka University.

Baldha Garden   Sonargaon
Baldha Garden                           Sonargaon

Bangabhaban: The official residence of the President of People's Republic of Bangladesh is situated near Dilkusha and Motijheel commercial area and east side of Golistan and adjacent to Tikatuly. Any Tourists can have a look outside view of Bangabhaban only. This is only restrict place in Dhaka where general people can not visit.

Ahsan Manzil Museum: The Museum is located on the bank of river Buriganga in old Dhaka. The face of the Ahsan Monzil is to south to the River. This place is a model of the nations' rich artistic heritage. Actually it was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka and a silent witness to many historical events. Ahsan Monzil is one of the historical places in Bangladesh. New look Ahsan Manzil is a monument of immense historical beauty. It has total 31 rooms with a huge dome atop which can be seen from miles around. It now has 23 galleries in 31 rooms displaying portraits, furniture and household articles and utensils used by the Nawab family.

National Museum: The National Museum is a place where contains a large number of interesting collections for historical, traditional including sculptures, coins, paintings and inscriptions. All symbols of our great nation are stored here in original style scientifically.

Bahadur Shah Park: It also called 1857 Memorial. This place was built to honor the martyrs of the first liberation war during 1857 to 1859 against British rule, it was here that the revolting sepoys & their civil compatriots were publicly hanged.

River    Tarakuta
River                                  Tarakuta

Ramna Green: As the Dhaka city become place of vast population. If you look around you will see high raises building only but Ramna Park is a vast stretch of green ground surrounded by a serpentine lake where people can take fresh breath.

National Art Gallery: National art Gallery is situated in the Shilpakala Academy building where it has a representative collection of folk art & paintings by renowned artists of Bangladesh.

Baldha Garden: Balda Garden is a beautiful garden in Dhaka. The garden is located in the wari area of old Dhaka. Teenager likes this place very much for dating, also locally known as love place. Balda garden is small in size but it has great history as Rabindra Nath Tagore was visited Banlda Garden. Baldha Garden has rare collection of botanical plants and flowers.

Sonargaon: Folk art museum located in Sonargaon, about 29 km. from Dhaka is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal. It was the seat of Deva dynasty until the 13th century. From this period onward till the time of the advent of the Mughals. Sonargaon was a subsidiary capital of the Sultanate of Bengal.

National Park: The Park is situated at Rajendrapur, about 40 km. from Dhaka within Joydevpur police station in the magnificent Bhawal region on Dhaka-Trishal-Mymensingh Highway, this is a vast of 1,600 acres national recreational forest, ideal for those who love nature.

Baitul Mukarram Baitul Mukarram: The National Mosque in the down town area is the precursor of a number of noticeably beautiful modern mosques. It is modelled after the rectangular shape of the holy Kaaba in Mokkah.

Mosques: Dhaka is better known as a city of mosques. The number of mosques in Dhaka city-old and new-would be more that one thousand.

The only existing monument of the pre-Mughal period in Dhaka is Binat Bibi's mosque was established in 1457 in Narinda of Sutrapur. Other monuments of the Sultanate period around Dhaka are the single-dome Goaldi Mosque established during 1493-1519 and Mosque of Fateh Shah at Mograpara was established in the year 1484.

The most primitive Mughal memorial in Dhaka is the Eidgah, an open field for Eid prayers, located in Dhanmondi area.

The most architecture mosque of Moghal was established in 17th Centure which was three-domed sat gombuj mosque as shown seven domed, thats why it is called seven domed or sat gombuj mosque. It is situated in Mohammadpur. Another 3 domed mosque build in the year 1679 situated behind the old High Court Building.

The mosque of Khan Mohamad Mridha stand closer to the northwest corner of the Lalbagh fort was established in 1706. The only comparable to Mridha's two-storyed mosque is the five-dome Kartalab Khan's mosque at Begum Bazar near the Central Jail. This mosque was between 1700 and 1704. It has a stylish two-sided roofed, hut-shaped room along its northern face, which, with its curvilinear eaves, gives it a very distinctive look.

The Chowk Jame Mosque, according to an inscription found on the building was built in 1676. Perhaps one of the best known and regularly visited mosques in Dhaka is the petite Star Mosque in Armanitola which has an inlaid star pattern made of broken pieces of china. It was built in the early 18th century.

Wildlife Sanctuary : Madhupur is about 128 km. from Dhaka , an interesting wildlife and game sanctuary of the country.

Churches: Armmanian Church was established in the year 1781. St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna. Church of Bangladesh or former St. Thomas Cathedral established in 1677 at Tejgaon.

River Cruise: During the dry winter months river cruise is available. The cruise provide an opportunity to have glimpse of riverine  Bangladesh and its lash green countryside.

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), the national tourism organization and The Guide, a private tour operator runs regular city sightseeing tours and river cruise.


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