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 []

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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