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Tour Destinations - Dhaka Division

 
  
DHAKA the capital of Bangladesh with its exciting history and rich culture, known the world over as the city of mosques and muslin; it has attracted travelers from far and nearer throughout in all the ages. Among tourist attractions in Dhaka Bangladesh, Dhaka tours are famous to all tourists. We try to provide short descriptions for visiting places in Dhaka.We try to ensure all tourists about Dhaka travel guide below for Dhaka Bangladesh tourism.

Dhaka Sightseeing Places: Lalbagh Fort, Suhrawardy Uddyan, National Poet's Graveyard, Churches, Bangabhaban, 1857 Memorial (Bahadur Shah Park), National Museum, Ahsan Manzil Museum, Baitul Mukarram Mosque.

Tourist place near Dhaka: National Memorial, Sonargaon.

 

     
Lalbagh Fort:
The Fort of Aurangabad, popularity known as the Lalbagh Fort was built in 1678 A.D. by Prince Mohammad Azam, son of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb who was the then Viceroy of Bengal.
     
Suhrawardy Uddyan:
Formerly known as the Race Course, Suhrawardy Uddyan is a popular park of the city. The Child Education & Recreation park (Shishu Park) is also located in a comer of this big Uddyan.
     
National Poet's Graveyard:
National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam died on August 28, 1976 and was laid to rest here. The graveyard is adjacent to the Dhaka University Mosque.
     
Churches:
Armmanian Church (1781). St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna, Church of Bangladesh or former St. Thomas Cathedral (1677) at Tejgaon, Dhaka city.
     
Bangabhaban:
Tourists can have a look (outside view only) of Bangabhaban, the official residence of the President.
     
1857 Memorial (Bahadur Shah Park):
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 Museum:
Housed in an impressive building the Museum contains a large number of interesting collections including sculptures, coins, paintings and inscriptions.
     
Ahsan Manzil Museum:
Located on the bank of river Buriganga in Dhaka. It is an example of the nations rich cultural heritage. Ahsan Manzil Museum is one of the archaeological sites of Bangladesh and top most places to visit in Dhaka city as well as sightseeing in Dhaka. It was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka and a silent spectator to many events. Today's renovated Ahsan Manzil is a monument of immense historical beauty. It has 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.
     
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. Baitul Mukarram, the National Mosque in the down town area is the forerunner of a number of strikingly beautiful modern mosques.
     
National Memorial:
Located at Savar, in the suburb of Dhaka city, is the National Memorial. It was built to commemorate the martyrs of the war of independence, Jahangirnagar University and its sprawling campus is also located nearby.
     
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. Sonargaon is a famous historical place in Dhaka.
     
National Park:
Situated at Rajendrapur, 40 km. due north of Dhaka within Joydevpur Thana in the magnificent Bhawal region on Dhaka-Trishal-Mymensingh Highway, this is a vast (1,600 acres) national recreational forest, ideal for those who love nature.
     
A boat ride on Buriganga River:
Running calmly through the center of Old Dhaka, the Buriganga River (Old Lady Ganga) is the muddy artery of Dhaka and the very lifeblood of the city, and perhaps the nation. To explore it from the deck of a small boat is to see Bangladesh at its most raw and gritty. The panorama of river life is fascinating. Boats of all shape and size compete for space and motion, with children dotting the foreshores, fishing with homemade nets. On the banks of the river is Shadarghat, perhaps one of the busiest loading docks in existence. 
 
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