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The Capital of Bangladesh and one of the busiest City of the World.


Gulshan area, Dhaka
Dhaka formerly spelled Dacca, named Jahangir Nagar during Mughal era is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of the country. It has thrilling history and very rich in culture, it is also known over the world as the city of Mosques and Muslin. It is attracted the tourist in all the ages. Dhaka as the capital of Bangladesh has grown into a busy city of about 12.3 million (approximately) people with an area of about 360 km2 (140 sq mi). It is the centre of business, money-making, enriching, educational & all political activities for Bangladesh. The major waterfront of Dhaka is Sadarghat. Sadarghat is on the bank of the river Buriganga and it is busy with all kinds of river craft, batches, country boats, motor launches, paddle-steamers, fishermen's boats all bustling with activity. It is also experiencing an increasing influx of people from across the nation; this has reportedly made Dhaka the fastest growing city in the world. 

Lots of natural and historical places of Dhaka always attract local and foreign voyager. Some of the exceptional tourist attractions in the capital of Bangladesh are: 

Lalbager kella, Dhaka
Lalbagh Fort: Lalbagh Fort, an incomplete Mughal Place fortress at Dhaka on the bank of river Buriganga situated in the southern part of of the capital of Bangladesh. It is also known asFort Aurangabad. It was commenced in 1687 AD by the Prince Mohammed Azam (son of one of the most powerful Mughal emperor Aurangazeb) during his vice-royalty period of Bengal. The main attractive monuments of the Fort are the tomb of Pari Bibi (Fairy Lady) who was the daughter of Shaista Khan (Subahdar and general in the army of the Mughal Empire) , Lalbagh Mosque located on the west, Diwan-i-Aam and the Hammam situated on its east side.

A water channel with fountains at regular interval attach with the three buildings (Diwan-i-Aam and the Hammam,the mosque and the tomb of Pari Bibi) from east to west and two related channels run from south to north, one through the center of the ground in between the Diwan-i-Aam and the tomb forming a rectangle tank with fountains at the intersection with the east-west channel, and the other from the water reservoir passing through the bottom of the tomb. Fountains and water channels is a very common feature of all Mughal architectures

Schedule of Visiting Time: During the summer (1st April to 30th September) it remains open from 10 am to 6 pm with an interval of half an hour (1pm to 1.30 pm). Friday it opens at 10 am closes at 3.00 pm with an interval from 12.30 to 2.30 pm. Rest of the time of the year it remains open from 9 am to 5 pm with an interval of half an hour (1pm to 1.30 pm). Friday it opens at 9 am closes at 12.30. 

Mosque of Dhaka: Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh also characterized by a number of ancient and modern mosques. That is why it is also called the city ofMosque. There are lots of eye-catching mosques in Dhaka. Some of these are: Seven domed Mosque (Established in 17th century), Atia Mosque (Established in Mugal Era), Star Mosque (Situated in 18th century), Kosaituly Mosque, Star Mosque, Gulshan Azad Mosque and Baitul Mukarram mosque which is the national Mosque of Bangladesh.
Curzon Hall, Dhaka University, Dhaka
Curzon Hall: One of the most beautiful architecture of Dhaka is Curzon Hall. It was named after Lord Curzon, once who was the Viceroy of India. Lord Curzon laid the foundation Curzon Hall in 1904. The building structure of the Curzon Hall is a compound element of European and Mughal. Curzon Hall is a structure in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that has an extremely fascinating history. It was significant in many political battles and today it is a vital part of traditional education. Following the dissolution of partition in 1911 it was used as a premise of Dhaka College, and after the establishment of the University of Dhaka in 1921, it became the part of the faculty of science section of Dhaka University and continuing.  Visiting Curzon Hall is not only a journey into the history, but it is an architectural masterpiece to wonder at.
Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka
Ahsan Manzil: 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.
National assembly of Bangladesh
National assembly of Bangladesh: Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the National assembly of Bangladesh, located in the Shere e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. It was created by prominent architect Louis Kahn, 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.
National Memorial, Bangladesh
National Martyrs' Memorial or Jatiyo Sriti Soudho: It is a monument in 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. 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).  

Mirpur Botanical garden
Botanical Garden: The garden is well-planned and provides learning and recreational facilities, located adjacent to the National Zoo. The garden is divided into 57 sections, and is managed by the government through the Department of Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Forests. Spread over an area of 205 acres of land it has a collection of nearly 100 species of local and foreign plants. Exceptional attractions are the hundreds of varieties of colorful roses, the multitude of types of bamboo in the bamboo groves, the sandal wood and old banyan trees
Panam City, Sonargaon
Sonargaon - The Ancient Capital of Bengal: Sonargaon was the administrative center of medieval Muslim rulers in East Bengal. After the thirteenth century Sonargaon was made a secondary capital to the main capital of the Sultanate of Bengal Isa Khan. This subsidiary position that Sonargaon had now taken, lasted until the arrival of the Mughals. The Mughal Empire originated in India and was first founded in 1526 by Babur, a Turco-Persian leader. The colonial Mughal viceroys ruled Bengal, and thus Sonargaon, for nearly a century before Bangladesh was founded in 1608. Sonargaon is a place where you can see the heritage of Bangladesh. The most important place to visit at Sonargaon is the Folk Arts and Crafts museum located inside the Folk Arts and Crafts Foundation premises, and the close by historical old city – Panam. Sonargaon was known as “The City of Panam” and was a focal part of the renowned Deva Dynasty until the 13th century. Mainly middle or upper class people inhabited Sonargaon during that time period. Now a day’s many people still visit the significant city of Sonargaon. They are attracted by its enormous beauty and by the ruins of buildings and relics that date back to the age of Bengal. The Goaldia Mosque is situated in the Goaldi village and is a amazing example of an ancient Sonargaon building. The Folklore Museum is another attraction, which is visited by many. The Folklore Museum of Sonargaon houses a variety of artifacts from all over Bangladesh, representing the many cultural groups that exist in this country.