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Main Tourist Attraction of Bangladesh – Dhaka, the Capital City
Dhaka, the capital and largest city of Bangladesh situated on the bank of river
Buriganga. A rapidly sprawling and bustling metropolitan mega city, has an exciting
history and rich cultural heritage. It founded in 1608, the city enjoyed the
glory of being the capital of the region when it was successively under the
Mughals and the British rule. Dhaka became the capital of Bangladesh when it
emerged as an independent and sovereign country in 1971.
Dhaka occupy an area of 1,463.60 square kilometers (565 sq. miles) and its
Population is not less than 14 million in 2009. It has two part named old Dhaka
and new Dhaka. It is the center of industrial, commercial, cultural, educational
and political activities for Bangladesh. Once Dhaka was known as 'city of 52
bazaars and 53 lanes' and 'city of mosques & Muslin'. Its old part has an
amazing blend of Mughal, Victorian and modern architecture as well as many historic
relics. The recent spurt in high rise buildings are changing Dhaka's skyline
very fast. Colorful Rickshaws on the road of Dhaka are very attractive transport
for short distance to the tourists.
Main Tourist places of Dhaka city
Dhakeshwari Temple, oldest Hindu temple in Dhaka: The name Dhakeshwari is associated with the origin of the name Dhaka.
Dhakeshwari Hindu Temple (11th Century) situated at the place where the old
part of Dhaka meets the new part. This is the oldest Hindu temple in Dhaka City.
Moghol Fort / Lalbagh Fort: It is a very popular tourist spot at old Dhaka. Once officially said
the fort of Aurangabad but now popularly known as the Lalbagh Fort, was built
in 1678 AD by the then Viceroy of Bengal Prince Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal
Emperor Aurangazeb. This uncompleted fort has a three storied structure with
slender minarets at the South Gate. It has many hidden passages and a mosque
of massive structure. Outstanding among the monuments of the Lalbagh Fort are
the Tomb of Pari Bibi (Fairy lady) and Audience room and Hummam Khana (bathing
place) of Nawab Shaista Khan, now housing a museum.
Ahsan Manjil / Pink Palace:
A very beautiful place in old Dhaka on the bank of river Buriganga, built in
1872. This stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style
of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Basically, it was the residence of the Nawabs. Nawab
Abdul Gani renovated this building in the year 1872 and named it after his son
Khaza Ahasanullah. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses
a splendid museum.
Sadarghat River Front, Main internal river port of Bangladesh: Shadarghat is the largest and busiest internal river port of Bangladesh.
About 200 large and small passenger launches (motorized boats) depart and arrive
at the terminal every day. According to the officials at the terminal, 50,000
people, in average, use the terminal for departure and arrival every day and
hundreds of country boats laden with passengers and merchandise cross the river.
Sadarghat is one of the most dynamic place in Dhaka. Once you are on the banks
of the Buriganga River at Sadarghat, on the edge of the old city, you begin
to get a feel for the real Dhaka. A country boat trip on the river Buriganga
may be an interesting experience for the foreign tourists.
Star Mosque / Tara Masjid: There is a must visit place of old Dhaka is STAR MOSQUE. A very beautiful
mosque of the city is situated at Mahuttuly on Abul Khairat Rd; just west of
Armanitola Govt. High School. Architecturally faultless (Mughal style) is a
five-dome mosque with hundreds of big and small twinkling stars as surface decorations.
Several Churches Armenian Church (1781 A.D.) at Armanitola of old Dhaka, St. Mary's
Cathedral at Ramna, Church of Bangladesh or former Holy Rosary Church (1677A.D.)
at Tejgaon are famous in Dhaka city.
Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (Parliament House): The Parliament building complex may be called an architectural wonder
of this region. Locally known as Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (Parliament House) located
at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar has distinctive architectural features. It was designed
by the famous USA architect Louis I. Kahn. Prior permission needed to visit
Shahid Minar (Central Martyrs Memorial): This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic
Language movement of 21st February 1952. Thousands of people on necked feet
with floral wreaths and bouquet gather on early hours of 21 February every year
to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere. It is the symbol of Bengali nationalism.
National Museum of Bangladesh: Bangladesh national museum is situated in shahbag; located at the central
point of the city. The museum contains a large number of interesting collections
including sculptures and paintings of the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim periods
as well as inscriptions of the Holy Quran in Arabic and Persian letters and
Bengali works in the Arabic script.
Libaration Museum: This is the museum on our liberation war which is well known as Mukti
juddha museum situated at Segun Bagicha of the city. The museum contains rare
photographs of liberation war and items used by the freedom fighters during
the period. It is open 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed.
Curzon Hall This is the first official and academic building of Dhaka University
built on the year 1920. This beautiful architectural building named after Lord
Curzon one of a British administer. It is now houses the Science Faculty of
Banga-Bhaban, Residence of the President:
The official residence of the President of Bangladesh, located at the middle
of the city. One can have an outside view of this grand palace.
Old High Court Building
Built in British colonial period as the residence of the British Governor of
Bengal, it illustrates a happy blend of European and Mughal architecture. Still
using as high court of Bangladesh.
Baitul Mukarram, The National Mosque:
At Purana Paltan, east of Bangladesh Secretariat and north of Dhaka Stadium
Baitul Mukarram Mosque is situated. This national mosque is the largest mosque
in the city, three storied and built after the pattern of the Kaba Sharif. Very
beautiful and costly decorations in the interior. It has long lawn, garden and
rows of fountains to the south and east. The mosque is on a high platform. Lovely
flights of stairs lead to it; from the south, east and north. On the east is
a vast veranda, which is also used for prayer and Eid congregation. Below in
the ground floor is a shopping center. Dhaka is known as city of mosques. Other
Prominent Mosques in Dhaka city are the seven Domed Mosque (17th century), Star
Mosque (18th century), Chawk bazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.
Museum of Bangabandhu Memorial:
The residence of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
has been turn in to a museum. Bangabandhu memorial museum is situated at road
no. 32 Dhanmondi R/A. This three- stored building as known as Bangabandhu Bhaban.
It contains rare collection of personal effects and photographs of his lifetime.
This building turned in to a museum in year 1997. Its open 10am to 6pm from
Thursday to Tuesday, Wednesday closed.
This museum is situated at Agargaon. The museum is modern learning center related
to the latest science discoveries.
Shadhinota Stambha is the place where Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered
his historical speech on 7th March 1971 and also where the Pakisthani force
surrendered to the joint force of Bangladesh and India. With the speech of Bangabondhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladeshi Nation got the enthusiasm for our great Liberation
War in 1971. To recognize the historical memory, this Stambha was made.
National Poet's Graveyard
Revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is our national poet, died on the 29th
August 1976 and was buried here. The graveyard is adjacent to the Dhaka University
Institute of Arts and Crafts
Situated in the picturesque surroundings of Shahbagh. The Institute of Arts
and Crafts has a representative collection of folk-art and paintings by artists
Mausoleum of National Leaders
Its located at the southwestern corner of Suhrawardy Uddyan, it is the eternal
resting place of great national leaders, Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haque, Hossain
Shahid Suhrawardy and Khaja Nazimuddin.
Suhrawardy Uddyan (Garden)
A Popular Park close to Dhaka University. The oath of independence of Bangladesh
was taken here and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman gave
clarion call for independence on this occasion on the 7th March 1971. The place
is famous for its lush verdure and gentle breezes. Eternal Flame to enliven
the memory of the martyrs of our Liberation war has been blown here recently.
Ramna Park A vast stretch of green garden surrounded by a serpentine lake near
the Sheraton Hotel. First day of Bengali calendar celebrate here in every year.
Monument of 1857 Memorial: Built to commemorate the martyrs of the first liberation war (1857-59)
against British rule. It was here that the revolting Sepoys and their civil
compatriots were publicly hanged.
National Zoo in Mirpur
National Zoo is in Mirpur, 20 km. from the center of Dhaka besides the river
Turag. Its open 10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week, where you can see the animals
of Bangladesh and some animals from abroad. This Zoo is also popularly known
as Mirpur Zoo. Colorful and attractive collections of different local and foreign
species of animals and birds including the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger are available
Botanical Garden in Mirpur
Botanical Garden is also situated in Mirpur just besides the National Zoo, built
on an area of 205 acres of land. It is full of several trees and plants; also
some of them are rare.
Baldha Garden Baldha Garden is situated in old Dhaka named the place is Wari, ; it
was established on the year1904. Baldha Garden is one of a unique creation of
the late Narendra Narayan Roy, the property owner. This garden has a rich collection
of indigenous and exotic plants, which is one of the most exciting attractions
for naturalists and tourists. Near about 18,000 plants of 800 species are there
in the garden. It is open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days a week.
Surround of Dhaka City:
Sonargaon, The Ancient Capital of Bengal:
Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal known as famous Jamindar Isha
Khan’s capital. It was the seat of Deva Dynasty until the 13th century.
From that century onward till the advent of the Mughals, Sonargaon was the subsidiary
capital of the Sultanate of Bengal. It is about 30 km from Dhaka, on the Dhaka-Chittagong
National Martyrs Memorial in Savar: National Martyrs Memorial is situated in Nabinagar, Savar approximately
35 km from Dhaka. The memorial designed by architect Moinul Hossain is dedicated
to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of the war of liberation.
Bhawal National Park
Bhawal National Park is in Gazipur district 45 km far from Dhaka in the north
side. It is a vast (1,600 acres) national recreational forest with Picnic spots;
jangles of Gajari trees surrounded by a beautiful lake .you can enjoy boats,
horse riding here. Especially in the winter, season lots of picnic party enjoy
their day in this park.
The Jamuna Bridge
Jamuna Bridge is 110 km from Dhaka on the River Jamuna. This bridge is 5.1 km
long and it is the 11th largest bridge in this world. It is a real beauty at
nights when sodium lights lighten the bridge. Some beautiful resorts have already
been established near the bridge to encourage tourists in this area.
Comilla & Surraundings:
Distance of Comilla from Dhaka is 96 km whereas from Chittagong city its 167
km. Though this city is nearer from Dhaka but it is in Chittagong Division.
The main attractions of Comilla are Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development
(BARD), the home of famous Comilla Approach to rural development, Lalmai and
Maynamoti hills, Shalban Monastery, Maynamoti museum and Comilla Zoo. Comilla
Maheshangon houses one of the richest libraries of old literature and culture.
Lalmai, Moinamoti and Shalbon Bihara & Museum: There are famous historical and archeological places around Comilla.
These are a series of hillocks, where the Northern part is called Moinamoti
and the Southern part is called Lalmai; and Shalbon Bihara is in the Middle
of Lalmai and Moinamoti, which was established in 8th century by King Buddadev.
Salban Vihara, almost in the middle of the Mainarnati-Lalmai hill range consists
of 115 cells, built around a spacious courtyard with cruciform temple in the
center facing its only gateway complex to the north resembling that of the Paharpur
Kotila Mura situated on a flattened hillock, about 5 km north of Salban Vihara
inside the Comilla Cantonment is a picturesque Buddhist establishment. Here
three stupas are found side by side representing the Buddhist "Trinity"
or three jewels i.e. the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Charpatra Mura is an isolated small oblong shrine situated about 2.5 km. north-west
of kotila Mura stupas. The only approach to the shrine is from the East through
a gateway, which leads to a spacious hall.
If you are in Comilla and already visited Lalmai, Moinamoti then don’t
miss to go Moinamoti museum – where you will find the historical things
found in Lalmai & Moinamoti of 7th & 8th centuries. The Mainamati site
Museum has a rich and varied collection of copper plates, gold and silver coins
and 86 bronze objects. Over 150 bronze statues have been recovered mostly from
the monastic cells, bronze stupas, stone sculptures and hundreds of terracotta
plaques each measuring on an average of 9" high and 8" to 12"
wide. Mainamati is only 114 km. from Dhaka City and is just a day's trip by
road on way to Chittagong.
Decidedly untypical of Bangladesh in topography and culture, the Chittagong
Hill Tracts have steep jungle hills, Buddhist tribal peoples and relatively
low-density population. The tracts are about 60km (37mi) east of Chittagong.
The region comprises a mass of hills, ravines and cliffs covered with dense
jungle, bamboo, creepers and shrubs, and have four main valleys formed by the
Karnapuli, Feni, Shangu and Matamuhur rivers.
War Cemetery Second World War warrior’s graveyards are in this Cemetery. These
graves in this graveyard of the great warriors who died in world war from 1939
to 1945 in Comilla areas. In this well-preserved cemetery at a quiet and picturesque
place within the city lie buried in eternal peace over 400 soldiers from British,
India, Japan, Myanmar, who laid down their lives on the Myanmar front during
the World War II. Every year a number of tourists come here to visit this Cemetery.
In and Around Dhaka City Sight Seeing Tours (Day Trips)