What to see in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Situated on the north bank of the Buriganga River, Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh. It is world famous as the city of Mosques and muslin. Having a happy blending of old and new architectural trends, Dhaka has been developing fast as a modern city and is throbbing with activities in all spheres of life. It is the centre of industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities for Bangladesh. The industrial establishments at Tongi Teigaon, Demra, Pagla, Kanchpur turnout daily necessities. Motijheel is the main commercial area of the city. Dhaka's major waterfront Sadarghat is on the bank of the river Buriganga and is crowded with all kinds of rivercraft, yachts, country boats, motor launches, paddle - steamers, fishermen's boats all bustling with activity. Colourful rickshaws (tricycle) on the city streets are common attractions for the visitors.
Dhaka is an exciting city to tour. The city has some of the beautifully constructed mosques that include seven domed Mosque, Baitul Mukarram built in 17th century, National Mosque and Star Mosque (18th century). A visit to these mosques is an ideal thing to do on your tours to Dhaka. You can also tour important Hindu temples, which include Dhakeshwari Temple constructed in 11th century and RamaKrishna Mission. The famous churches include Armenian church, Church of Bangladesh or Former holy Rosary Church at Teigaon.The Lalbagh fort was built in 1678 by Prince Mohammad Azam son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb is another important place to tours in Dhaka.The outstanding monuments of the Lalbagh are the tomb of Pari Bibi, Lal Bagh Mosque, Audience Hall and Hamam of Nawab Shaista Khan now a museum. Symbol of Bengali nationalism, the Central Shahid Minar was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952. On 21 February every year hundreds and thousands of people with floral wreaths and bouquet gather to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere.
Dhaka also houses famous Kamalapur Buddhist Monastery, the graveyard of Revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam adjacent to the Dhaka University and Institute of Arts and Crafts, that you should tour when you are in Dhaka. The institute is located in the picturesque surroundings of Shahbagh displaying art and craft by the Bangladeshi artists. Explore Sonargaon, one of the oldest capitals of Bengal. Other attractions in and around Dhaka include Aparajeya Bangla Monument, picnic spots at Chandra and Salna. Cruise by country boat in the nearby river or visit village to see jute cultivation, weaving and pottery making. The oldest section of the city runs along the north bank of the waterfront. A must-see in the Old City is the area between the two main water transport terminals, Sadarghat and Badam Tole, where the panorama of river life on the Buriganga is particularly fascinating. Along the waterfront is the old baroque-style palace, Ahsan Manzil. The National Museum is north of the Old City in the old European zone known as Modern City is another important place to tours. It has fascinating display of Bangladesh's Hindu, Buddhist and Mughal past and an extensive collection of fine folk art and handicrafts.
Half day city tour us$ 20
This trip will be started either in the morning or in the afternoon and mostly cover
the old part of Dhaka, which is more, attracted by the tourists.
The main attractions are: Sadarghat, Ahsan Manjil, Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Dhakeswai Temple, Karzan Hall, National Parliament Building, National Museum, Liberation War Museum and Dhaka Zoo. Though it is not possible to visit all the places by this tour but we will try to show you as many as possible within 4-5 hours.
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Fares of taxis and buses are cheap in Dhaka as it is available in large numbers. You can find non-stop and express buses from main bus terminals in the city to the principal towns of Bangladesh. Rickshaws are available for short travel in the city. The railway network is also widespread with connections to the major towns of Bangladesh. Though cheap, railway travel can be irritating with its being packed to sardines most of the time.Traveling tips for Dhaka It is better to carry lightweight clothes when in the city; warm clothes are only required in the evenings of the cool season. Though Bengali is the language people speak here, many people... Read more »
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