13 Places to visit in Dhaka you can’t miss on your trip
A list of the best places to visit in Dhaka City (New & Old Dhaka) you must not miss on your trip to Bangladesh, for a memorable experience.
Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, a residence of 16 million population and growing every day. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, full of activities – a paradise for street photography. If you like street or portrait photography, Dhaka is your city. You’ll find unlimited subjects here to shoot for several days.
Other than photography, Dhaka has many interesting sites to visit from the Mughal and colonial periods. In this article, you’ll find some of the best places to visit in Dhaka City (New & Old Dhaka) that you must not miss on your first trip to Bangladesh.
Table of Contents
- Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace)
- Lalbagh Fort
- Sadarghat Waterfront
- Kawran Bazar
- Dhaka Shipyards
- Armenian Church
- Dhakeshwari Temple
- Star Mosque
- Parliament Building of Bangladesh
- Shakhari Bazar
- Mridha Mosque
- Bait-ur-Rouf Mosque
- Liberation War Museum
Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace) in Old Dhaka. © Photo Credit: Raw Hasan.
Best places to visit in Dhaka City (New & Old Dhaka)
1. ahsan manzil (pink palace) one of the best places to visit in dhaka city for history.
Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, was the residence of the wealthiest family of Dhaka during British rule. Dating from 1740, Ahsan Manzil was a small entertainment house of a local landlord, which later became a French trading house. After exchanging ownership between the French and the British a few times, it was purchased in 1830 by Khwaja Alimullah, the established feudal landlord of Dhaka. After his death, his son Khwaja Abdul Gani made a massive development to the property and named it “Ahsan Manzil” after his son Ahsan Ullah. It was two one-storied buildings at that time.
In 1888, the building was severely damaged by a tornado. Khawaja Abdul Gani and his son Ahsan Ullah then reconstructed the buildings, making them two-storied, adding the dome, and connecting the two buildings with a wooden gangway. After the British rule, when the family’s descendants could not maintain the property and made it a slam by renting its rooms individually, the then Pakistan government acquired this property from them in 1952 and put it under a trust.
In 1985, Dhaka National Museum acquired this property, renovated it, and opened it as a museum for the public. Since then, it has become a key tourist attraction in Dhaka. Ahsan Manzil is one of the best tourist attractions in Dhaka City someone should not miss on their first visit.
Visiting Ahsan Manzil
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit Ahsan Manzil along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Ahsan Manzil.
- Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace): The residence of the feudal landlords of Dhaka .
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Lalbagh Fort in Old Dhaka. © Photo Credit: Raw Hasan.
2. Lalbag Fort One of the top places to visit in Dhaka City for history
Lalbagh Fort is a 17th-century Mughal fort and one of the key tourist attractions in Dhaka. The fort’s construction was started in 1678 by Prince Muhammed Azam, the third son of Aurangazeb, during his vice-royalty in Bengal. He returned to the capital Delhi after 15 months when his father called him to take part in a war, leaving the fort unfinished.
The construction work was then handed to the next governor of Dhaka, Shaista Khan, a maternal uncle of Muhammed Azam. Shaista Khan didn’t finish it because of the death of her young daughter Pari Bibi in 1684. He started thinking the fort ominous and never finished it. It is said that Pari Bibi was engaged with Muhammed Azam at that time. Aurangazeb never told him anything about finishing the fort and later donated it to Shaista Khan in memory of his daughter. The fort lost popularity because Bengal’s capital shifted from Dhaka to Murshidabad in 1704 after Shaista Khan left Dhaka. After the royal Mughal period, the fort became abandoned.
In 1853 during the Pakistan Period, the fort was used as the cantonment. After its independence in 1971, the Bangladesh government renovated and opened it for visitors. There is the tomb of Pari Bibi inside the fort, wrapped in expensive marble, which is its main attraction. Also, the residential building of the governor is being used as a small museum, displaying Mughal paintings and calligraphy, along with swords and firearms. Lalbagh Fort is number two on our list of the best places to visit in Dhaka.
Visiting Lalbagh Fort
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit Lalbagh Fort along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Lalbagh Fort.
- Lalbagh Fort: An unfinished Mughal fort at Old Dhaka in Bangladesh .
Sadarghat Waterfront: One of the best places to visit in Dhaka City. © Photo Credit: Raw Hasan.
3. Sadarghat Waterfront One of the must places to visit in Dhaka City for photography
Sadarghat is Dhaka City’s busy waterfront, harboring the Sadarghat River Port and many other small ports. Sadarghat River Port is one of the largest river ports in Asia, passing about 30,000 passengers daily. The riverfront is full of big passenger ferries, cargo vessels, and tiny wooden rowing boats crossing the passengers across the river. You’ll get a truly authentic taste of Dhaka by visiting this live and vibrant place. Sadarghat is a must-visiting tourist attraction in Dhaka you can’t miss.
- Sadarghat: The live and vibrant river port and waterfront of Old Dhaka .
Kawran Bazar: One of the best places to visit in Dhaka City. © Photo Credit: Nijhoom Tours.
4. Kawran Bazar One of the best places to visit in Dhaka for photography
Kawran Bazar is the largest wholesale market in Dhaka city. It is full of activities and a gem for photographers. Trading starts here at midnight and ends around 8.30 in the morning. The permanent shops on the market will remain open the whole day though. Kawran Bazar is a must-visiting tourist attraction in Dhaka for people who love photography.
Watch video of Kawran Bazar, a much visiting tourist attraction of Dhaka city
Work in Dhaka Shipyards. © Photo Credit: Tony Eales.
5. Dhaka Shipyards One of the best places to visit in Dhaka City for photography
Located on the bank of river Buriganga, Dhaka Shipyard is a busy place for repairing and sometimes making new passenger ferries and cargo boats for the rivers. Passenger ferries of Sadarghat come here for occasional overhauling and repairs. Workers work here from dawn to dusk, beating their hammers on the boats and rubbing new paints. Endless workshops make huge propellers for the boats, melting still. Full of activities, Dhaka Shipyard is one of the best places to visit in Dhaka City which you should not miss.
P.S. Don’t confuse this with the infamous ship graveyard of Bangladesh, which is located about 250 km away from Dhaka. You can check out our Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard Tour to visit that site on a convenient day tour from Dhaka using an internal flight and express train.
Armenian Church in Old Dhaka. © Photo Credit: Raw Hasan.
6. Armenian Church of The Holy Resurrection One of the most beautiful places to visit in Dhaka for history
Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection is located at Armanitola in Old Dhaka, a place 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 and a must-visiting tourist attraction in Dhaka.
Visiting Armenian Church
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit the Armenian Church along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Armenian Church.
- The Armenian Church in Old Dhaka: A quiet colonial era church .
Dhakeshwari Temple: One of the beautiful places to visit in Dhaka City. © Photo Credit: Raw Hasan.
7. Dhakeshwari Temple
Dhakeshwari Temple is a state-owned 500 years old Hindu temple built by one Mangat Ray, who was also known as Ballalasena, the younger brother of Arakanese king Shri Sudharma, son of famous Arakanese king Raja Malhana alias Husen Shah. This is the center of the Hindu religion and culture in Dhaka City. You’ll find devotees coming here in colorful sarees, ringing the bell on the door while entering the temple, and doing many ceremonies. Every major Hindu festival in Dhaka starts here, so you’ll always find a festive atmosphere here. Dhakeshwari Temple is one of the best places to visit in Dhaka city.
Visiting Dhakeshwari Temple
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit Dhakeshwari Temple along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Dhakeshwari Temple.
- Dhakeshwari Temple: The center of Hindu religion and festival in Old Dhaka .
Start Mosque: One of the must places to visit in Dhaka City. © Photo Credit: Raw Hasan.
8. Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) One of the top places to visit in Dhaka City
Star Mosque is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions in Dhaka, dating from the early 18th century. The whole walls of the mosque are decorated with mosaic stars, from where the name derived. It was originally built in the typical Mughal style, with four corner towers, but radically altered later.
Visiting Star Mosque
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit Star Mosque along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Star Mosque.
- Star Mosque (Tara Masjid): A mosque decorated with star motifs made with China clay mosaic .
Parliament Building of Bangladesh: One of the best places to visit in Dhaka City. © Photo Credit: Kawe Safavi-Bayet.
9. Parliament Building A must visiting tourist attraction in Dhaka for architecture
The parliament building of Bangladesh is the finest architecture of world-renowned American architect and Yale University Professor Louis I. Kahn. Originally commissioned by the Pakistanis when Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan after the 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 was finally completed in 1982. If you like architecture, this is one of the two must-visiting tourist attractions in Dhaka for you.
- Bangladesh Parliament Building: A stunning architecture of Louis Kahn in Dhaka .
An artisan making deities in Shakhari Bazar. © Photo Credit: Eric Lynn.
10. Shakhari Bazar (Hindu Street)
Shakhari Bazar, also known as the Hindu Street, is a unique street in Dhaka City and the center of Hindu culture and community in Old Dhaka. Old buildings are raised on both sides of the street, full of jewelry shops, local musical instrument shops, Hindu bridal shops, kite shops, cookery shops, temples, rickshaws, and people. A live and vibrant street of Old Dhaka, Shakhari Bazar is one of the best places to visit in Dhaka City.
Visiting Shakhari Bazar
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit Shakhari Bazar along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Shakhari Bazar.
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque in Old Dhaka. © Photo Credit: Eric Lynn.
11. Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
Erected in 1704-5, this Mughal structure is stylistically similar to Lalbag Fort, built on a raised platform, up to a flight of 25 steps. Three squat domes, with pointed minarets at each corner, dominate the rectangular roof. There are a series of vaulted rooms on the ground floor, which was used for living purpose. Located about half a mile from Lalbagh Fort, Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque is beautiful architecture and one of the must-places to visit in Dhaka City.
Visiting Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
You can book our Dhaka City Tour to visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque along with other major attractions of both the New and Old Dhaka conveniently on a day tour, including a boat ride on Buriganga and a rickshaw ride on the backstreets of Old Dhaka. Also can book our 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour or any of our Bangladesh holiday packages to visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque.
- Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque: A unique Mughal mosque in Old Dhaka .
Bait-ur-Rouf mosque: One of the best places to visit in Dhaka City. © Photo Credit: Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
12. Bait Ur Rouf Mosque A must-visiting tourist attraction in Dhaka for architecture
Bait Ur Rouf Mosque is the winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2014-2016. Designed by architect Maria Tabassum, this is a modern architecture hidden in a very dense neighborhood in Dhaka city. The design of the mosque is exceptional. Unlike any other mosques in Dhaka city, the symbolic elements of any mosque are absent from it, e.g mineral, dome. Inspired by the Sultanate mosque architecture, it breathes through porous brick walls, keeping the prayer hall ventilated and cool. Natural light brought in through a skylight is ample for the daytime. If you like architecture, this is one of the two must-visiting tourist attractions in Dhaka City for you.
Liberation War Museum in Dhaka. © Photo Credit: Wikipedia.
13. Liberation War Museum One of the top places to visit in Dhaka to know Bangladesh’s history
Liberation War Museum in Dhaka is an exceptional museum. It commemorates the Bangladesh Liberation War that led to the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. It showcases the genocide the Pakistani military committed in Bangladesh during the war, and how Bangladesh was born. A must visit tourist-attraction in Dhaka to know the history of Bangladesh.
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- Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace): The residence of the feudal landlords of Dhaka
- Lalbagh Fort: An unfinished Mughal fort at Old Dhaka in Bangladesh
- Sadarghat: The live and vibrant river port and waterfront of Old Dhaka
- The Armenian Church in Old Dhaka: A quiet colonial era church
- Dhakeshwari Temple: The center of Hindu religion and festival in Old Dhaka
- Star Mosque (Tara Masjid): A mosque decorated with star motifs made with China clay mosaic
- Bangladesh Parliament Building: A stunning architecture of Louis Kahn in Dhaka
- Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque: A unique Mughal mosque in Old Dhaka
- 17 Best places to visit in Bangladesh you can't miss on your holiday
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Dhaka has a rich history, dating back to the 7th century when it was part of the Pala Empire. The city has been ruled by various empires and dynasties over the centuries, including the Mughal Empire, the British Raj, and the Pakistani military regime. Dhaka is known for its vibrant culture, which includes literature, music, dance, and cuisine. The city is also home to several mosques, museums, art galleries, and cultural centres.
Things To See & Do
National Museum Bangladesh-Dhaka
A notable museum.
A Recreational Spot
Khan Mohammad Masjid
Impressive mughal architecture.
Bangladesh National Zoo
A Mughal Era Garden
A historic church.
Baitul Mukarram National Mosque
One of the largest mosques.
Central Shaheed Minar
In memory of the martyrs.
The star mosque.
Liberation War Museum
Honouring the sacrifices.
Dhakeshwari National Temple
Hindu and islamic architecture.
Bangladesh National Parliament
A symbol of democracy.
Ahsan Manzil Museum
A cultural landmark.
An unfinished mughal fort.
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Vegetarian friendly cafe
Pool Restaurant and Bar
- Hazir Biryani
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Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is a bustling and vibrant destination that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity. With its stunning architecture, diverse attractions, and lively atmosphere, Dhaka is the perfect destination for travellers seeking to experience the heart of Bangladesh. Here are some of the best places to visit in Dhaka.
This impressive museum showcases a vast collection of art, history, and culture, offering visitors a fascinating insight into Bangladesh's rich heritage.
A beautiful urban park featuring picturesque lakes and bridges, Hatirjheel is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Dhaka.
This historic mosque, built in the 18th century, features stunning architecture and intricate designs, making it a must-visit destination for those interested in Islamic history.
Home to numerous species of animals and birds, the Bangladesh National Zoo offers visitors an opportunity to observe wildlife up close and learn about conservation efforts.
A sprawling green oasis in the heart of Dhaka, Ramna Park is a popular spot for picnics, leisurely walks, and outdoor activities.
Places to See in Dhaka with Family
This 18th-century church, built by Armenian settlers, showcases beautiful architecture and offers a tranquil atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.
Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque
The largest mosque in Bangladesh, Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque is an important place of worship and features impressive modern architecture.
A symbol of national pride, Central Shaheed Minar is a monument commemorating the brave souls who fought for the Bengali language during the Language Movement in 1952.
Also known as the Star Mosque, Tara Masjid is a beautiful historic mosque adorned with intricate mosaic designs made from shards of ceramics and glass.
Places to go in Dhaka with Friends
Dedicated to the memory of those who fought for Bangladesh's independence, the Liberation War Museum showcases a collection of artefacts, photographs, and documents related to the Liberation War.
The most prominent Hindu temple in Dhaka, Dhakeshwari National Temple is an important centre of worship and a testament to the city's religious diversity.
A stunning example of modern architecture, the Bangladesh National Parliament building, designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn, is a must-see attraction in Dhaka.
A former palace turned museum, Ahsan Manzil showcases the lavish lifestyle of Dhaka's former Nawabs and offers a glimpse into the city's rich history.
An incomplete Mughal fort, Lalbagh Fort features beautiful gardens, historical structures, and offers a fascinating insight into Bangladesh's Mughal past.
Best Time to Visit Dhaka
The best time to visit Dhaka is from October to February when the weather is cool and pleasant, providing the perfect conditions for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
There are a lot of places to visit in Dhaka with family and friends. Dhaka offers a diverse range of attractions for visitors of all ages, making it an ideal destination for a fun and memorable trip with family and friends.
Good Places to Visit at Night in Dhaka
For those looking to enjoy Dhaka's nightlife, there are several options to choose from, such as the vibrant restaurants and cafes in Gulshan and Banani, or the lively street food scene in Dhanmondi.
Here are a few restaurants in Dhaka that you can explore:
Places to Visit Dhaka in 1 Day
If you have just one day to explore Dhaka, focus on visiting the National Museum-Bangladesh, Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque, and Central Shaheed Minar to get a taste of the city's history , culture, and iconic landmarks.
Places to Visit Dhaka in 2 Days
With two days in Dhaka, you can explore the National Museum-Bangladesh, Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque, and Central Shaheed Minar on the first day. On the second day, visit Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil Museum, and the Armenian Church for a mix of history, architecture, and cultural diversity.
Places to Visit Dhaka in 3 Days
A three-day itinerary in Dhaka allows you to explore the city's historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and natural beauty at a leisurely pace. In addition to visiting the National Museum-Bangladesh, Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque, Central Shaheed Minar, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil Museum, and the Armenian Church, you can also visit Hatirjheel and Ramna Park for some relaxation and outdoor activities.
Places to Visit Dhaka in 4 Days
With four days in Dhaka, you can explore the city's historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and modern entertainment options. Additionally, you can take a day trip to nearby destinations like the Bangladesh National Parliament, the Liberation War Museum, and the Bangladesh National Zoo to experience more of the region's rich history and culture.
Places to Visit Dhaka in 5 Days
A five-day itinerary in Dhaka allows you to explore the city and its surrounding attractions at a relaxed pace. In addition to visiting the National Museum-Bangladesh, Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque, Central Shaheed Minar, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil Museum, Armenian Church, Hatirjheel, and Ramna Park, you can also take day trips to nearby destinations like Khan Mohammad Masjid, Tara Masjid, Dhakeshwari National Temple, and the Bangladesh National Zoo to experience more of Dhaka's unique history and attractions.
In conclusion, Dhaka is a captivating destination that offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and modernity. With its stunning architecture, diverse attractions, and lively atmosphere, Dhaka is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking to experience the heart of Bangladesh. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore this enchanting city and create memories that will last a lifetime.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Dhaka
What are the top things to do in dhaka.
Dhaka is an incredibly lively place and is popularly known for its topmost things to do like National Museum Bangladesh-Dhaka, Hatirjheel, and Khan Mohammad Masjid. You will have a great time here, then why wait? Book your trip now!
What are the activities you can explore during the peak season and moderate season in Dhaka?
In the peak season months October, November, December, January, February and March you will experience during this time, the city is bustling with tourists and locals alike, and you can expect to see a lot of activity around the major landmarks and attractions wherein around moderate season i.e. August, September and October you will enjoy during the moderate season in Dhaka, visitors can expect clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine, and a comfortable climate for outdoor activities such as sightseeing, shopping, or dining. Whatever that suits your calendar, Dhaka awaits you for a good time.
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The 20 Best Tourist Attractions You Must See in Dhaka Division
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh which is located in the central portion. It is a city of versatility and a lot of art & structure. There are a lot of places to go and things to do inside and near Dhaka.
Dhaka is famous for so many things. It is called the city of the mosque or the city of rickshaw (a local transport).
“Travel expands the mind and fills the gap.” ~ Sheda Savage
Here are the 20 best places to visit in Dhaka:
01. Lalbagh Fort (Also Fort Aurangabad)
It is located in the southern portion of the city which is called Dhaka south city. It is a well-preserved archeological structure that was built in the seventh century. A lot of people visit the place and enjoy the traditional food from Puran Dhaka nearby.
02. Ahsan Manzil
Ahsan manzil is also a historical structure that exhibits the engineering subtlety of hundred years earlier.
It is located in their southern part of the city beside the Buriganag River.
Sonargapn has quite a lot of historical evidence. The ancient Panam city was very famous and it is located in narayongong which is not very far from Dhaka city.
04. Bangabandhu Safari Park
This safari park is located in a neighboring district north to Dhaka. There are a lot of animals and birds in the park. You can get on their special bus and roam around the park.
05. Curzon Hall
It is a very famous building in Dhaka city which was built during the British colonization. Now it is inherited by the University of Dhaka. It is also a very good spot to enjoy the evening with friends.
06. Bangladesh National Museum
Here you will find a lot of evidence of ancient civilization and early technological & archaeological structure remanence. There is a lot of significant things and evidence of the liberation war of the county.
07. Dhakeshwari Temple
It is a central temple of the people of the Hindu religion. During the festival of Durga pooja, a lot of people from home and abroad come here to visit the temple.
08. The National Parliament
The parliament of the country is a beautiful building surrounded by a lake. The view from the outside is amazing. Previously it was open for everyone now you can see the well-engineered building from the outside only.
09. Novo Theater
It is a place of fun activity. The building looks amazing from the outside and inside you can experience a 5D show.
10. Fantasy Kingdom
It is a theme park with a lot of amazing rides. There is a lot of water activities inside the water kingdom zone in the park.
11. Dhaka Zoo
Dhaka zoo is located in the northern town of Mirpur. There is a plethora of wild animals and unique birds there.
12. Shapla Bill
Recently it has been quite popular. It is a simple lake. But during the rainy season, a lot of water Lilly bloom here and make an amazing view. You can hire a bot to roam around the lake.
13. Shalbon (National Park)
The Dhaka-Mymensingh highway is an amazing road to go for a long drive or road trip.
In Gazipur you will find the Shalbon which is a beautiful jungle. The roadside views are just awesome.
14. Moinot Mini Beach
Basically, it is a bank of the river Padma. But the views are breathtaking and the waves come to the river give a vibe of the sea. There are seating arrangements with an umbrella.
15. Baitul Mukarram Mosque
It is the national mosque of the country. The mosque is huge and the looks amazing from the outside. A lot of people come here each week for Jumma prayer.
16. Independent Monument
It is a long glass tower located in Shworardi Uddan. It was built in the respect of the heroes of the liberation war.
17. Bashundhara City
It is a shopping mall with many facilities. There is a movie theater, food court, gaming zone, and other fun activities. Many people come here for shopping and others come here to visit.
18. National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiya Smriti Saudha)
It is a large symbolic monument located in Savar. It was built as the memory of the liberation war in 1971. A lot of people visit the place every day.
19. Mausoleum of Three Leaders
It is located in Shourawardi Udyan. It is the cemetery of the 3 post fundamental leaders of the country.
20. Chuti Resort
It is a beautiful resort in Gazipur. You can go there to enjoy your family time.
The environment is very good and you will be able to connect to nature. They have BBQ facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
+ where should i go in dhaka division.
You can go to Lalbagh Fort, Sonargaon, Bangabandhu Safari Park, Ahsan Manzil, Bangladesh National Museum, Jatiya Smriti Saudha, Novo Theater, Fantasy Kingdom, Shapla Bill, Moinot Mini Beach, etc.
+ What should I do if I have seen everything in Dhaka Division?
You should visit most attractive tourist places in Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Sylhet etc. Or shop at the Jamuna Future Park, Bashundhara City and any other local market.
+ What should you not miss in Dhaka Division?
You should visit Bangabandhu Safari Park at Gazipur.
+ What is worth visiting in Dhaka City?
A trip to Dhaka City isn't complete without a visit to the Lalbagh Fort.
+ What are the best outdoor activities in Dhaka City?
According to traveller and tourist guide, the best outdoor activities are 300 Feet Road, Dhaka Zoo, National Botanical Garden, Curzon Hall, Ramna Park, Baldha Gardens, Gulshan Lake, etc.
+ Is there have any lakes to outing in Dhaka city?
Yeah, there are several lakes within Dhaka city, including Dhanmondi lake, Gulshan lake, Banani lake, Baridhara DOHS, Ramna, Uttar, Hatirjheel, Shahjadpur and 300 Foot Road Prionti Lake.
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Must visit places in Dhaka
You have made a plan for a city tour in Dhaka and you are wondering about the best places to visit in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a magically beautiful country in South Asia bordering India and a very small portion of Myanmar. This unspoiled country could not improve its infrastructure and facilities to bring mass tourists from across the world.
Every year, there are a few numbers of local tour operators who welcome a small number of tourists to visit Bangladesh, as a result, the common people are generally surprised to see tourists what you will not find in many places in the world, especially in the rural areas outside Dhaka even in some parts of Dhaka. Subsequently, people welcome foreigners everywhere and try to be their help in any way possible which is our inbuilt culture. considering this fact of our welcoming characteristic, we feel proud to take you around and show our people everywhere in Bangladesh.
In fact, you’ll find hardly a few tourists in the tourist places of Dhaka during your visit. That is why it is the best time to travel to Bangladesh because key places to visit in Dhaka are not overcrowded yet. Here you will find a list of the best places to visit in Dhaka. which you should not miss at all.
1. Parliament building: A must-visit tourist attraction in Dhaka for the passionate architect
This Nation Parliament Building was mainly dispatched by the Pakistani's after they divided themselves from the Indian Sub-Continent and Bangladesh used to be a part of Pakistan ( East Pakistan). American famous architect and Yale University Professor Louis I. Kahn designed one of the finest structures in the world which is the round of Bangladesh and the best attraction of Dhaka city tour. Though the work of this masterpiece started earlier in 1964, the War for the Independence of Bangladesh caused the delay, and in 1982, this architectural attraction was completed. This is undoubtedly a place to visit in Dhaka for all the architect lovers. Check out our Parliament Building Tour to visit this nice modern architecture.
2. Armenian Church: One of the popular tourist attractions in Dhaka
The Armenian church, built in 1791, in Armenitola of old Dhaka which is known as 'Armanian Church'. This traditional church relates to the history of Armenians in Dhaka. The name Armenitola or some people say as Armanitola is also derived from the Armenian's presence in Dhaka. It is said that during their stay in Dhaka, they used this small place of worship before the construction of this historical church. Once there was an Armenian cemetery where the church now stands at this present day. For the construction of the church an Armenian called Aga Minas Katchik donated the extensive land surrounding the churchyard and according to folklore, another four rich Armenians helped out to build the church. They are Michael Serkis, Okotavata Setur Sivarg, Aga Emnias and Markor Pogz.. Check out our This church has been the only spirit of this almost dying community. In this busy city, it has been a desert spring of serenity which leaves you with no choice but to visit this holy place. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit the Armenian Church, One of the popular tourist attractions in Dhaka
3. Lalbag Fort: Key tourist attraction in the old Dhaka
Check out our Lalbagh Fort is an ancient fort from the seventeenth century Mughal dynasty and roaming while in Dhaka’s one of the key tourist spots. Begun by Prince Mohammed Azam and given to the then legislative leader of Dhaka Shaista Khan for fulfillment, who didn't complete it due to the death of her little girl Pari Bibi whose tomb is inside the stronghold. Inside you will find a little gallery showing artworks of the Mughal era and calligraphy, alongside swords and guns used at that time. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit the key tourist attractions in the old Dhaka
4. Ahsan Manzil: Key tourist attractions in Dhaka near the Sadharghat boat terminal.
City's wealthiest proprietor, Nawab Abdul Gani built this Check out our Ahsan Manzil which used to be the main residence of the nawab and their seating. It was built on the site of an old French factory in 1872. Due to the natural climate, few portions of this place was destroyed by the storm after 16 years of its completion, however, it was re-built and made significant changes which expanded the vision of it, which ought not to be missed by the tourists. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Ahsan manzil: the key tourist attraction in Dhaka near the Sadharghat boat terminal.
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Mangat Ray, who was renowned as Ballalasena, more enthusiastic kin of Arakanese lord Shri Sudharma, son of well-known Arakanese ruler Raja Malhana also known as Husen Shah capitalized 1,200 years of age Hindu sanctuary worked. This is the central zone of the Hindu religion in Dhaka. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Dhakeshwari Temple: Check out our Dhakeshwari Temple: One of the key tourist spots in Dhaka
6. Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque: One of the tourist places to visit in Dhaka
Khan Mohammed Mridha’s Mosque was established in 1706, this is more likely to Lalbag Fort in a vivid structure, trip of 25 stages, which is based on a raised area. You will get to see the three squat mosques, minarets which are perfectly pinpointed at each corner, and the rectangular-shaped rooftop put an amazing show for the tourists. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque: One of the tourist places to visit in Dhaka
7. Star Mosque: Key tourist attraction in Dhaka in the heart of old Dhaka.
In the mid-eighteenth century, the Mughal emperor built this mosque giving the flavor of their own style which eventually became the City's most visited tourist spots in Dhaka. Though later on it was customized and did some changes, the sense of Mughal is still present there in the corner towers and it’s fully decorated with mosaic stars along with the name sparkling in front of it. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Star Mosque: Key tourist attractions in Dhaka in the heart of old Dhaka.
8. Sadarghat River Port: Must visit tourist attractions in Dhaka for the passionate photographer
This stream port. You'll get a genuine real taste of Dhaka when you will visit Sadarghat. A dynamic spot, full of chaos that moves around 30,000 travelers on a daily basis which makes it one of the largest river ports in the world and it is situated in the center point of the southern side of the nation. Visiting this Sadarghat River Port is an absolute necessity for the tourists and photographers to capture the real beauty of this anarchy. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Sadarghat river port: Must visit tourist attractions in Dhaka for the passionate photographer
9. Kawran Bazar: Must Visit tourist attractions in Dhaka for the photographer
The only largest market of wholesale named Kawran Bazar is full of anarchy, verities of activities which is also the best place for photographers in Dhaka city. All kinds of trading that start and finish from 12 PM to 9.00am in the first part of the day, though you will find the availability of perpetual shops which leads to an unquestionable requirement visiting here. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Kawran bazar: Must Visit tourist attractions in Dhaka for the photographer
10. Bait Ur Rouf mosque: Must visit tourist attractions in Dhaka for architecture
If you are an architecture loving person then this is definitely Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, an Aga Khan Award-winning for Architecture ( 2014-2016) the right place for you to have a glimpse of modern architecture. This exceptionally designed mosque planned by engineer Marina Tabassum is located far west of Dhaka city. The components which hold as the representative of any mosque like a minaret, arch are not seen here which make it unique and more legate. During the daytime, the well-structured walls made of brick bring out the heavenly light from the above as those bricks had holes which give enough light for the room which is an improvised version of the Sultanate mosque architectural design. Besides, it aids to make the entrance of natural air that can circulate freely to keep the prayer room at a lower temperature. The passing lights, gentle breeze and walls are truly amazing that will capture anyone’s heart for sure. Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit Bait Ur Rouf mosque: Must visit tourist attractions in Dhaka for architecture
11. Liberation War Museum: A must-visit museum in Dhaka.
This museum recognizes the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 that prompted the autonomy of Bangladesh from Pakistan, which perhaps is an uncommon place to visit. Nine month-long war, where the Pak-army’s slaughterhouse rampage and Bangladesh’s victory, preserved in historic illustrated documentation. While roaming in Dhaka, the historical backdrop of the nation which can be found in this museum is a must-see visit for all. Check out our Check out our Old Dhaka Tour to visit the Liberation War Museum: A must-visit museum in Dhaka.
12. Curzon Hall: A must-visit tourist attraction in Dhaka to witness the British era on the subcontinent.
Dhaka College started taking classes at Curzon Hall before the cancellation of the partition of the Bengal in 1911 After the partition of Bengal. Later, in 1921, when the University of Dhaka was established, Curzon Hall was created for the Science Department of the University of Dhaka, which is still in use today as the faculty of science.
13. The Pink Palace: A must-visit tourist attraction in Dhaka to discover the glorious past of Bengal.
Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, was constructed on the banks of the Buriganga river in the south of Dhaka city in 1872. Later, Nawab Abdul Ghani named it 'Ahsan Manzil' after his son Khwaja Ahsanullah. From the middle of the 19th century, this palace played a significant political role in Bengal for about 100 years. In 1992, The landmark was converted into a museum (Ahsan Manzil Museum) with 23 galleries and opened for visitors.
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What to visit in Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh
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Undoubtedly the most underrated country in whole Asia , Bangladesh is also the least touristy destination on the planet.
Being the 8th most populous country in the world with 160 million people, it only receives around 120.000 international arrivals annually.
Unsurprisingly, it has the lowest number of tourists compared to its population.
Dhaka Bangladesh: What you need to know
Bangladeshi history reveals the country has maintained human presence since the year 700 BC.
In the Middle Ages, it adhered to Islam and became one of the richest territories of the Mongolian Empire. Dhaka became one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in the world.
Europeans, particularly the Portuguese, arrived in Bangladesh in the fifteenth century and, only three centuries later, the British East India Company took over its land.
When Pakistan failed to administer Bangladesh, independence finally arrived after conflicts between East and West Pakistan, from 1947 until 1971, when Dhaka became the capital of an independent Bangladesh.
Today, Bangladesh holds multiparty elections every four years and is governed by a democratic political system.
Visiting Dhaka is not challenging and there are some unique and highly-regarded points of interest. In this page, I have outlined some of the factors that caused me to truly enjoy the city.
Top things to do in Dhaka
- Lalbag Fort
- Star Mosque
- Shahid Minar
- Martyred Intellectuals Memorial
- Baitul Mukarram Mosque
- Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission
- Dhaka University Central Mosque
- Independence Monument
- St. Mary’s Cathedral
- Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
- Dhakeshwari Temple
- Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque
- Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery
- Gurudwara Nanak Shahi
- Bashabo Balur Math
- Hoseni Dalan Mosque
- Goaldi Mosque
- Begum Bazar Mosque
In the middle of Dhaka’s Labour Day street demonstration
Best places to visit in Dhaka
Known as the “City of Mosques,” Dhaka is located on the banks of the Buriganga River, near the Ganges Delta. The city’s beautifully-landscaped setting embraces mostly tropical vegetation growing above very moist soil. Located at sea level, Dhaka is also sensitive to floods during the monsoon season.
1. Dhaka Pink Palace
Built between 1859 and 1972, the Ahsan Manzil was the residential palace of the Nawab Family from Dhaka city. With its Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, this national museum receives more than 3 million national visitors every year.
Address: 06 Udoyonbag Rd, 3051 Dhaka. Opening Hours: daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
2. Hussaini Dalan
Constructed during the second half of the Mughal Empire during the 17th century, Hussaini Dalan was originally the house of Imambara, a famous and prominent Shiite imam.
Address: Hussaini Dalan, Dhaka. Opening Hours: daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed on Friday.
3. Sadarghat Port
Set on the shore of the Buriganga river, this chaotic yet lively port is, in my opinion, the city’s tourism highlight. At Sadarghat, you can dive into Dhaka’s bustling daily life and enjoy interacting with welcoming, friendly Bangladeshi people.
Address: Sadarghat Boat Terminal, Gabtoli Rd, Dhaka. Opening Hours: daily from 5 am to 11 pm.
4. Lalbagh Fort
An unfinished Mughal fortress dating from the 17th century, Lalbagh Fort is located along the Buriganga River in Dhaka’s old town. Here, you can visit the mosque, the Para Bibi Mausoleum and the Diwan-i-Aam residence.
Address: 1205 Lalbagh Rd, 3051 Dhaka. Opening Hours: daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
5. Mausoleum of Ziaur Rahman
The tomb of Ziaur Rahman, a Bangladeshi nationalist politician assassinated in 1981, is located in Chandrima Uddan park beside the National Parliament House of Bangladesh.
Address: Chandrima Uddan Park, Crescent Lake Rd, Dhaka. Opening Hours: daily from 6 am to 10 pm.
6. Bangladesh Military Museum
Opened in 1987, the Military Museum displays several armored fighting vehicles highlighting the heritage of the Bangladesh Army throughout history.
Address: Bijoy Sarani Rd, Dhaka. Opening Hours: daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Government holidays.
7. National Parliament House
Address: South Plaza, Dhaka.
8. Bangladesh Supreme Court
Address: High Court Street, Dhaka.
9. Curzon Hall
Built in 1904 and named after Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India of the time, Curzon is accessible to visitors since it is occupied by the University of Dhaka’s Faculty of Science.
10. Dhanmondi Lake
A peaceful lake embracing Dhaka’s Dhanmondi neighborhood, Dhanmondi Lake provides a clean outdoor environment where locals frequent to spend time with family and have picnics.
Address: Dhanmondi, Mirpur Rd, Dhaka.
11. Baitul Mukarram
Built in 1968, this famous national mosque of Bangladesh currently ranks as the 10th largest mosque in the world. Surrounding the religious complex is a bustling market with several shops selling clothes, books and street food into the late hours.
Address: Baitul Mukarram, Topkhana Rd, Dhaka.
12. Babu Bazaar
Babu Bazaar is the most important wholesale market in Dhaka city. Indulge yourself with an uncomfortable amount of people in a chaotic labyrinth of bustling, unpaved streets.
Bangladesh culture links closely to its neighbors, India and Myanmar.
Bangladeshi culture has about 2500 years of experiences, customs, and traditions, which translates into a very diversified cultural spectrum. Bangladesh’s heterogeneity is the result of an extensive history and involvement between different ethnic groups and religions.
Thus, Dravidian, Indo-Aryan, Mongolian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and all other notorious cultures of Western Europe , contributed to making this place one of the most different countries in what concerns the co-existence of the various cultural roots in the same territory.
Walking through Dhaka is a unique experience where one can admire magnificent religious monuments while enjoying traditional music at any street corner. Markets, train rides and Sadarghat Port are extraordinary places where you can experience daily life along with the richness of the Bangladeshi people.
During my 5-day visit in Dhaka, I didn’t catch sight of a single western tourist, so I felt special while also discovering residents were very curious to talk to me. While visiting several monuments, I was approached by almost everyone around and asked to take “selfie” pictures with them.
Bangladeshi do take into consideration when tourists visit their country, feeling proud of the fact that there are foreign travelers who give them attention, who spend time and money while visiting.
The friendliness of the Dhaka people is, without a doubt, the highlight of my entire experience there.
So, why is Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh worth a visit?
Because of its friendly people.
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Dakha travel tips.
- I flew in from Yangon, Myanmar and flew out to Kolkata, India.
- I made a quick $50-dollar, hassle-free visa on Arrival (VOA) at Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport.
- The best way to cruise around old Dhaka is by either walking or by rickshaw.
- Auto rickshaws, locally called “baby taxis” or “CNGs” are the best for long distances. Use the meter.
- Women visiting Dhaka should dress discreetly.
- I stayed three nights at Hotel 71 located near Baitul Mukarram national mosque at Kaizuddin Tower 176, Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani, Dhaka. Price of single room WC + AC + B&B $40 dollars / 3300 BDT.
- I stayed one night at Hotel Chittagongon International, located near BRTC Bus Terminal at 2/1 Kabi Jasimuddi Road, Dhaka. Price of single room WC + AC: $12 dollars / 1100 BDT.
- Daily international bus services run between Dhaka and Kolkata in India. Check out the B.R.T.C. office near Dhaka’s train station.