Dhaka, in Bangladesh, is a place that approximately 10,400,000 people call home.
It’s 150 miles (241 kilometers) away from Kolkata, India and 420 miles (676 kilometers) from Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Learn about the past in Dhaka by visiting some of the well-preserved local historic sites. Three fascinating monuments and heritage sites to discover are the Banga Bhaban, the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial and the Suhrawardy Udyan.
If you’re at a loose end in Dhaka, set aside a few hours at the Ahsan Manzil and the Bangladesh National Museum. Study the displays, browse the exhibits or just savor the contemplative stillness.
Some of the most photographed heritage sites of the area are the religious buildings that have faithfully stood here for generations. Learn all about the past of the St. Mary's Cathedral and the Dhakeshwari Temple as you inspect the old buildings.
The Dhaka’s regions wonderfully preserved forts and other defense structures are a fascinating and sometimes sobering reminder of the city’s sometimes blood-soaked past. Be sure to visit the Lalbagh Fort, and check the signs or plaques for the stories about those who defended this settlement.
For those interested in animals and wildlife, make sure you fit a trip to Dhaka Zoo into your list of places to visit and experience an interesting collection of animals. The residents here will delight the entire family so leave at least a few hours to explore this unforgettable zoological adventure.
Once the private pleasure dome of the city’s most influential families, today, the doors to Dhaka’s most stately home are open to all. Pay a visit to the majestic Sujatpur Palace, where the upper echelons of Dhaka society once entertained their guests.
The Liberation War Museum is an excellent destination to go to discover the city’s compelling history. Stroll the collection’s peaceful hallways and examine the centuries-old artifacts on display.
If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, you’ll love the various stores of the Bashundhara City Mall. This is a vibrant place full of clothes and accessory stores, fresh produce and great places to eat.
Commemorate the local victims of past wars at sites like the 1857 Memorial; a sobering reminder to never take peace for granted. Rest your feet for a while and allow your imagination to float back through the smoke of battles past, before moving on to explore the other monuments and attractions in Dhaka.