Dating from 1872, Ahsan Manjil was built on the site of an old French factory by Nawab Abdul Gani, the city’s wealthiest landowner. Some 16 years after it’s construction, it was damaged by a tornado, and reconstructed again altering massively and became even grander than before.
More reading: Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace) – The home of Dhaka Nawabs
The finest architecture of world renowned American architect and Yale University Professor Louis I. Kahn. Originally commissioned by the Pakistani’s when Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan after Partition of the Indian Sub-Continent, was meant to serve as the second seat of the national parliament. Construction started in 1964 but halted due to the Bangladeshi War of Independence, and finally completed in 1982.
Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)
One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, dating from the early 18th century. The whole walls of the mosque is decorated with mozaic stars, so is the name. It was originally built in the typical Mughal style, with for corner towers, but radically altered later.
More reading: Beautiful Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) in Old Dhaka
Located at Armanitola, named after the Armenian colony that settled here in the late 17th century. The church is the soul of this now almost extinct community. Dates from 1781, it is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the crowded city.
More reading: Armenian church at Old Dhaka
State owned 1,200 years old Hindu temple build by one Mangat Ray, who was also known as Ballalasena, younger brother of Arakanese king Shri Sudharma, son of famous Arakanese king Raja Malhana alias Husen Shah. This is the center of Hindu religion in Dhaka.
A 17th century incomplete fort. Started by Prince Mohammed Azam and handed to then governor of Dhaka Shaista Khan for completation, who didn’t finish it because of death of her daughter Pari Bibi whose tomb is inside the fort. There is a small museum inside displaying Mughal paintings and calligraphy, along with swords and firearms.
More reading: History of Lalbag Fort
Central Shahid Minar
Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952. Hundreds and thousands of people with floral wreaths and bouquet gather on 21 February every year to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere.
Bangladesh national museum
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. The museum also has a rich collection of old coins, metal images, books on art, silver filigree works etc. Though established in 1913 it was refurbished and opened in the year 1983. Its open from Friday to Wednesday, 9 am to 6 pm. Your mind must be going to the old era when you visit this museum.
Mukti juddha museum
This is the museum on our liberation war which is well known as mukti juddha. 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’s open 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed.
Welcome you to the Dhaka New Market, the oldest shopping complex mostly to cater the needs of the population of Dhaka City but it is now attracting shoppers even from outside of Dhaka.
One of the distinctive features of Dhaka New Market is shopping in open air and in a spacious atmosphere. The three high arched gates lead to organized rows of shops for books and stationery, watches, clocks and spectacles, leather goods and travel kits, grocery items, clothes, jewellery, electrical equipment etc and a few service shops of tailoring, fast food, photography etc.
Shoppers can find most of their requirements in these shops and that’s why this is a favourite place to almost everyone who like to go for shopping. You may gain fantastic experience buying something from here. It is a good place for bargain shopping and people of all income levels can find things of their choice here. Even the merchants may serve you tea or cold drinks while you shop and your children can play around.
Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho
(Bengali: জাতীয় স্মৃতি সৌধ Jatio Sriti Shoudho) or National Martyrs’ Memorial is the national monument of Bangladesh is the symbol in the memory of the valour and the sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought independence and separated Bangladesh from Pakistan. The monument is located in Savar, about 35 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka.It was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain.
The University of Dhaka (Bengali: ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় also known as Dhaka University or simply DU) is the oldest university in modern Bangladesh. Established during the British Raj in 1921, it has been a significant contributor to the modern history of Bangladesh.After the Partition of India, it became the focal point of progressive and democratic movements in Pakistan. Its students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and the independence of Bangladesh.
The university’s distinguished alumni include Fazlur Rahman Khan (pioneer of modern structural engineering), Muhammad Yunus (winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, pioneer of Microcredit), Muhammad Shahidullah (Famous educator, philologist and linguist), Rehman Sobhan (social democratic economist), Mohammad Ataul Karim (physicist), Abul Fateh (one of the founding fathers of South Asian diplomacy), Buddhadeb Bose (20th century Bengali poet) and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (the founding father of Bangladesh). It also enjoyed associations with Satyendra Nath Bose, Vijayaraghavan and Kazi Nazrul Islam.
Today, it is the largest public university in Bangladesh, with a student body of 33,000 and a faculty of 1,800. It was identified by AsiaWeek as one of the top 100 universities in Asia.However, since the 1990s, the university has suffered from intensely politicized, partisan and violent campus politics promoted by Bangladesh’s political parties.
(Bengali: সোনারগাঁও; also transcribed as Sunārgāon,meaning City of Gold) was a historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. Situated in the center of the Ganges delta, it was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. Sonargaon was described by numerous historic travelers, including Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan, Niccolò de’ Conti and Ralph Fitch as a thriving center of trade and commerce. It served as the capital of Sultan Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah, Isa Khan and the Baro-Bhuyan Confederacy.
The area is located near the modern industrial river port of Narayanganj in Bangladesh. Today, the name Sonargaon survives as the Sonargaon Upazila (Sonargaon Subregion) in the region.
Bashundhara City is a 19 storey high building complex covering an area of 191200 sqft comprising an 8 storey podium containing Retail Spaces, Mega Stores, Theme Park, Cinemas and Food Court and a 19 storey Corporate Office of Bashundhara Group over 2 storey Health Club and Swimming Pool.
The mall has ample recreational facilities on offer. There are over 2325 shops, several floors for accommodating office and business centre. The range of products and service is vast and the marketing is aggressive. A multi-screen movie theatre with digital sound system screens both local and international films. Each of the three parts of the theatre can accommodate 262 viewers. A bowling and billiard centre and video games are also here. Connoisseurs of food would like to visit the international food court that has 100 shops. They can enjoy cuisine and take to fast food shops and restaurants. Children are not going to be deprived, as a Theme Park is on the Levem-8. Decorated with replicas of Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and India Gate, the park can accommodate 160 children at a time. Kids take pleasure in roller coaster, bumper car, flying carpet and highway cars. For fitness, there is a world class gymnasium -‘Adonize Fitness Center’ that has gym, swimming pool and spa in it.
At the disposal of the Group there is now a strong workforce with proven professional and technological skill who are well-geared to take on the challenges of the new millennium under demanding technical, economical and environmental circumstances.