City Guide - Dhaka , Bangladesh!
Bangladesh is like a painter's dream come true with a rich tapestry of colors and texture. The
traditional emphasis of the tourist trade has always been on the material facilities offered
by a country rather than on its actual charms.
Dhaka is the commercial heart of Bangladesh. The city has a growing middle
class population, driving the market for modern consumer and luxury goods. The city has
historically attracted a large number of migrant workers.
At first impression, Dhaka is a typically modern Third World capital with wide boulevards and
cement-block towers, everything laid out in orderly fashion but in rapid states of decline.
But on further investigation you discover that Dhaka is an old and venerable city in the true
South Asian manner.
There is something interesting around every corner. Ahsan Manzil, the palace
of the last Nawab of Dhaka, stands just behind the waterfront. It's now fully restored.
Bangabhaban: Tourists can have a look (outside view only) of Bangabhaban, the
official residence of the President.
Zoological Garden: Called Mirpur Zoo, it is situated at Mirpur. 10 km. to
northwest of Dhaka, on 230 acres of land.
Shahid Minar: Symbol of Bang-ladeshi nationalism, this was built to
commemorate the martyrs of historic Language Movement of 1952.
Botanical Garden: Built over an area of 205 acres of land at Mirpur, just
east of the Mirpur Zoo. Object of garden: botanical education, research, preservation of
plants and some recreation.
1857 Memorial (Bahadur Shah Park): Built to commemorate the martyrs of the
first liberation war (1857-59) against British rule, it was here that the revolting sepoys and
their civil compatriots were publicly hanged.
National Park: Situated at Rajendrapur, 40 km. due north of Dhaka within
Joydevpur Thana in the magnificent Bhawal region on Dhaka-Trishal-Mymensingh Highway, this is
a vast (1,600 acres) national recreational forest, ideal for those who love nature.
Wildlife Sanctuary: About 128 km. from Dhaka is Madhupur, an interesting wildlife and game
sanctuary of the country.
Mosques: Dhaka is better known as a city of mosques. The number of mosques in
Dhaka city—old and new—would be more that one thousand.
River Cruise: During the dry winter months river cruise is available. The
cruise provides an opportunity to have glimpse of riverine Bangladesh and its lash green
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