Sunday

National Martyrs' Memorial or Jatiyo Sriti Soudho

Jatiyo Sriti Soudho
It is a monument of Bangladesh. It is the symbol of the sacred memory and the sacrifice of those people, who was killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, which brought the independence of the nation of Bangladesh from Pakistani rule. It is located at Savar, about 35 km north-west of the capital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was designed by one of prominent Bangladeshi architect Syed Mainul Hossain.

National Memorial of Bangladesh Plans for the monument was initiated right after the independence of the country, in 1972. Following the site selection, road and land development, a nation-wide design competition was held in June, 1978. Syed Mainul Hossain's design was chosen from that competition. The main structure and the artificial lake and other facilities were completed in 1982. The whole complex of Jatiyo Sriti Soudho is spread over an area of 34 hectares (84 acres) which is again wrapped around by a green belt of 10 hectares (24.7 acre). 

Water pool and the platform for laying wreath are placed in front of the monument (Jatiyo Sriti Soudho) while mass-graves are on both sides of the National Memorial of Bangladesh. From the main gate of the National Memorial of Bangladesh one can see the monument axially, but to reach there one has to walk through different levels of red pavements and cross a lake - all these representing the struggle for independence.

Today the National Martyrs' Memorial or Jatiyo Sriti Soudho has became a popular tourist spot and large number of locals and foreigners visit this historical monument of Bangladesh every day.

Saturday

Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban | National assembly of Bangladesh



National assembly of Bangladesh
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban which is also popularly known as National Parliament House is the National assembly of Bangladesh located in the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. It was created by prominent architect Louis Kahn, the complex, which accommodates all Bangladesh's parliaments, comprising 200 acres (800,000 m²), has distinctive architectural features and is one of the largest governmental complexes in the world. It may be called an architectural speculate of this region. It houses all parliamentary activities of Bangladesh.

Office blocks of National assembly of Bangladesh
The building was featured prominently in the 2003 film My Architect, detailing the career and familial legacy of its architect, Louis Kahn. Robert McCarter, author of Louis I. Kahn, described the National Parliament of Bangladesh as one of the twentieth century's most significant buildings.

Location and basic layout of National assembly of Bangladesh:

The Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban/enclave, situated in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, is bounded by four major streets:

    Lake Road to the North;
    Rokeya Sarani to the East;
    Manik Mia Avenue to the South; and
    Mirpur Road to the West.

The main building of the National assembly of Bangladesh (the Bhaban) is divided into three parts. These are...

    The Main Plaza: 823,000 square feet (76,000 m²)
    South Plaza: 223,000 square feet (21,000 m²)
    Presidential Plaza: 65,000 square feet (6,000 m²)

The main building of the National assembly of Bangladesh is at the center of the complex. The outer parts of the complex include the MP hostel. An intricately designed lake surrounds the main building.

Visit to Parliament / How to visit National Parliament House or National assembly of Bangladesh:

The Parliament is open to the public Sunday to Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. But there is some conditions to visit the National Parliament House of Bangladesh. Please take note of the requirements below should you wish to visit us.

Type of Visitors
Fee
Additional requirements
Services
Local
Visitor


Not Required
Approval from the Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat
Briefing to visitors
Advance booking is required to observe a parliamentary session
Researcher
Application to the Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat and forwarding letter
Foreign
Same day
BDT 600 per person (at the reception of the parliament building)
Photo copy of passport and visa
Advance
BDT 500 per person (at Sonali Bank; Parliament Branch/ Farmgate Branch/ Lalmatia Branch)
Please download the visitor application form from http://www.parliament.gov.bd.

Please note that photocopy of passport and visa is required.

Most important: Camera, cell phone or similar electronic devices are not allowed inside the building.

Important link of National assembly of Bangladesh:
Official website of National assembly of Bangladesh: National assembly of Bangladesh
National assembly of Bangladesh in GOOGLE map:

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Wednesday

Ahsan Manzil – Beautiful Dhaka

Dhaka Ahsan Manzil
Ahsan Manzil: The Ahsan Manzil, one of the superlative structures of Bangladesh is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River, was the official residential palace and seat of the Dhaka Nawab Family and a silent spectator to many events. The construction of this palace was started in the year 1859 and it was completed in 1869. It is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture.  It has 31 rooms with a huge dome atop which can be seen from miles around. To preserve the cultural and history of the area, the Ahsan Manzil became the Bangladesh National Museum on September 20, 1992. It is an example of the nation’s rich cultural heritage.

Ahsan Manzil is one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bangladesh. The building structure was established on a raised platform of 1 meter, the two-storied palace measures 125.4m by 28.75m. The height of the ground floor is 5 meters and the height of the first floor is 5.8 meters. The thickness of the walls of the palace is about 0.78 meters. There are porticos of 5 meters height on the northern and southern sides of the palace. The building has a broad front-facing the Buriganga River. On the river side, an open spacious stairway leads right up to the second portal and on their stands the grand triple- arched portals. There was once a fountain in the garden in front of the stairs which does not exist today. All along the north and the south side of the building run spacious verandahs with an open terrace projected in the middle. Source [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahsan_Manzil]

Visiting Hours & Holidays of Ahsan Manzil:

During April to September:
Saturday to Wednesday: (10.00 AM – 18.00 PM)
Friday: (3.00 PM-8.00PM)

During October to March:
Saturday to Wednesday: (9.00AM-17.00PM)
Friday: (3.00 PM-8.00PM)

Holidays: Thursday and government holidays.

Telephone/ contact number of Dhaka Ahsan Manzil: 7391122, 7393866


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