Dhaka Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Dhaka

Ahsan Manzil

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Once the official residence of the Nawab family, this stately red structure was built in the mid­-to-­late 1800s. This stunning palace was damaged and abandoned after a tornado hit in 1888. Khwaja ...  Read more

Armenian Church

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Once a place of worship in this historic Armenian community, which was settled in the 17th century, the Armenian Church in Dhaka is now a quiet sanctuary in a nearly empty town where few Armenians ...  Read more

Dhakeshwari Temple

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This stately Hindu temple is known as Bangladesh’s National Temple. Built in the 12th century by a king of the Sena Dynasty, its cream and red stupas are icons of the city. According to locals, ...  Read more

Lalbagh Fort

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Travelers who want to experience the beauty and stoicism of the Mughal Empire can step back in time on a visit to the Lalbagh Fort. Built in 1677, this stunning structure was never actually ...  Read more

National Parliament House

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Recognized as one of the largest parliamentary houses in the world, this massive structure spreads over more than 200 acres of well-­kept grounds and attracts locals and tourists thanks to its ...  Read more

Sadarghat

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This bustling river port in the heart of Dhaka is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Some 500 passengers arrive every hour of the day and embark on into the eclectic city streets that meet ...  Read more

Sonargaon

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The hillside town of Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals in Bengal and is home to diverse history that spans time, across Hindu, Mughal and British rule. Visitors can see evidence of this ...  Read more

Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)

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Though most are used to seeing stars only at night, a visit to Star Mosque—known by locals as Tara Masjid—is filled with plenty of celestial sights. This stunning mosque was built in the first half ...  Read more

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