Dacca Sights and Landmarks Guide, Bangladesh
Dacca is the capital city of Bangladesh. It is also the largest city of the country. The town was called Jahangir Nagar during the Mughal rule in the 17th century but was later named Dhaka during the British rule. Dacca or Dhaka is the commercial, political as well as cultural hub of Bangladesh. With modern amenities and interesting tourist attrations, Dacca is a place where you can expect a memorable vacation.
Dacca Sights: Religious attractions
There are number of beautiful mosques, temples and churches in Dacca. Among the most popular Dhaka Sights of religious importance is the 17th century Mosque with the seven domes. This mosque has fabulous architecture. Then there is the 18th century Star Mosque and also the famous Baitull Mukarram National Mosque. Among the temples, the beauty of 11th century Dhakeshwari Temple attracts a lot of tourists. Dacca has number of beautiful churches like the Armenian Church built in 1781 A.D. Then there is the St. Mary's Cathedral and the Church of Bangladesh
Dacca Sights: Historical and Cultural Attractions
Dacca has a lot of historical monuments that speak of the eventful Dhaka History. Lalbagh Fort is one of the most visited Dacca sights. This fort was built by the Prince Mohammad Azam during the 17th century. The fort witnessed the blood-spattered sight of the First War of Independence. 1857 Memorial was built to salute the soldiers who died in the First Mutiny of Independence. Other popular Dhaka Sights near by the fort are the tomb of Pari Bibi and the Hammam of Nawab Shaista Khan.
The Cental Shahid Minar in the town symbolizes the Bengali National Movement during 1952. Thousands of people gather here on 21st February every year to pay homage to the martyrs of the movement.
There are a number of museums in Dacca offering a glimpse of the culture and traditions of the town. Bangabandhu Memorial Museum was once the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who is known to be the Father of the Nation. The museum has a collection of his personal items and photographs depicting his life. Then there is the Ahsan Manzil Museum. The place was once the home of the Nawab of Dacca. The museum houses various old paintings, furniture and a lot of traditional items used by the Nawabs. Not to forget the National Museum in the town has fabulous collection of the ancient paintings, artifacts and sculptures of the Hindus, Mughals as well as the Buddhists.
Dacca Sights: Parks and Gardens
The National Park just on the outskirts of Dacca is a beautiful place with huge varieties of flora and fauna. It is 1600 acres reserve that has ample avenues of picnic and other recreational activities. Suhrawardy Uddyan is another popular park that is famous for its lush green panorama and also has an important event marked to its name. The park was the sight for the oath of Independence by the Father of the Nation. Baldha Garden is one more beautiful garden that has exclusive varieties of plants. Not to forget the Botanical Gardens that has special varieties of plants that are rare to find.
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