Bangabandhu memorial museum is situated at road no. 32 Dhanmondi R/A.This is the house of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He lived in this house and was arrested on the night of 25th March, 1971. Civil war between the then East (now Bangladesh) and West Pakistan started which lasted for 9 months.It contains rare collection of personal effects and photographs of his lifetime. This three- stored building as known as Bangabandhu Bhaban. This building turned in to a museum in year 1997. It’s open 10am to 6pm from Thursday to Tuesday, Wednesday closed.
National Assembly designed by world renowned American Architect Louis Kahn, this is the largest legislative complex in the entire world,. The massive building took 13 years to complete, including a halt in construction during the Liberation War in 1971. Standing bamboos on water inspired the design of this structure which was awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The missing dome gives this building a cutting edge look as opposed to the standardstate capitals.
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Tour Duration: Full Day Tour (10 Hrs)
Location: Old Dhaka
Food: Tea or coffee and Lunch at local restaurant.
Tour Attractions: Sights, People, and Culture of mega city Dhaka
Best time to go: Round the year
Explore life and sites of chaotic Old Dhaka. Visit the key attractions like Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil, , and Armenian Church; ride local boat at river Buriganga and explore the busy activities on both side of the river; enjoy rickshaw ride in the chaotic and narrow streets of Old Dhaka for a new experience. Know the people and history of the city in this Old Dhaka tour. In this Dhaka Tour, we show you most of the tourist attractions in Old Dhaka, as suggested in Bradt and LonelyPlanet travel guide. If you are visiting Bangladesh for the first time, Old Dhaka Tour is the most tour to take for knowing the heritage, culture, and life of Dhaka city. This is our most popular day tour covering largest number of sites compared to any other Dhaka tour offered by similar companies in Bangladesh.
Ahsan Manzil, known as the pink palace thanks to its brightly painted walls, was the seat of the Nawabs of Dhaka. The present incarnation of the palace was built in the nineteenth century after a tornado in 1888 destroyed much of the building. However the history of the site goes back centuries before the destructive weather at was claimed at one time or another by the Mughal, French, and British empires.
The oldest temple in Bangladesh is also recognized as the National Temple. There is a legend that the Queen went to Langolbond to take a bath. On her way home, she gave birth to a son, Prince Ballal Sen. Years later Ballal built the temple to commemorate his birthplace. The temple is yet another possible origination for the city’s name.
Lalbagh Fort (Fort Aurangabad) is an incomplete Mughal Palace fortress at Dhaka on the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of the old city of Dhaka. Prince Muhammad Azam, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, began the construction while he was serving as the Viceroy of Bengal. Built in 17th Century dated 1678. Main attractions are - Tomb of Pari Bibi, Lalbagh mosque, Audience hall and Hammam Khana (bathing place) of Nawab Shaista Khan.
This is a monument to commemorate the martyrs who died in 1952 to claim back our right to speak Bangla and not the imposed Urdu language as East Pakistan. 21st Feb is now celebrated as International Mother Language globally, for this reason. The Pakistani police force opened fire on the protestors killing dozens of students and national activists. The Language Movement continued to gain force, and the Pakistani government bowed to pressure and accepted Bengali as an official language. The monument is a reconstruction of the original sculpture which was destroyed during Operation Searchlight in 1971.
The country’s largest; most well-known and oldest university is Dhaka University. The campus houzes dozens of iconic architectural sites including the picturesque Curzon Hall built in 1904 the Musa Khan Mosque of the Bhuiya Landlords who fought the Mughals for 75 yrs., the resting site of national poet Nazrul Islam, and the Gurudwara (Sikh temple).The wholesale flower market nearby is filled with bridal garlands made with marigolds, jasmine and roses.
This is the city’s oldest market, built in 1952, almost 20 years before the independence of Bangladesh. It remains the most bustling outdoor market. Here you can find everything from art, accessories, saris, custom linens, buttons, pots, garden vegetables and a lot more. This market sits on 35 acres of land and is definitely worth a visit to feel the vibrant energy of traders, merchants and shoppers.