Dhaka - A Beautiful City in South Asia
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka Division. It is a megacity and one of the major cities of South Asia. Modern Dhaka is the centre of political, cultural and economic life in Bangladesh. It’s urban infrastructure is the most developed in the country.
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. The main commercial areas of the city include Motijheel, New Market, Gulshan and Farmgate, while Tejgaon and Hazaribagh are the major industrial areas.
The city is known as the city of mosque, muslin and rickshaws. It has attracted travellers from far and near through ages. As it is developing rapidly, it is attracting various tourists all over the world. Dhaka has various beautiful sites to see and it is located in one of the world's leading rice and jute or natural rawjute growing regions. There are many shopping mall in Dhaka. Basundhara City, New Market, Rifle Square are the main shopping mall of Dhaka.
Attractions of Dhaka
National Memorial : Located at Savar, 35, km. from Dhaka city. The memorial designed by architect Moinul Hossein, is dedicated to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of the 1971 war of liberation.
Lalbagh Fort : The fort of Aurangabad, popularly known as the Lalbagh Fort, was built in 1678 AD by the Viceroy of Bengal Prince Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. The fort has a three storeyed structure with slender minarets at the South Gate. It has many hidden passages and a mosque of massive structure.
Ahsan Manjil : Built in 1872 and standing on the river Buriganga, this stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses a splendid museum.
Central Shahid Minar : Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952.
Baldha Garden : Baldha Garden has collection of rare plants and flowers.
Ramna Garden : Ramna park is a vast stretch of green ground surrounded by a serpentine lake.
Botanical Garden : Botanical Garden in Dhaka is one of the best among all the Dhaka Gardens. It is one of the most highly visited by the tourists who venture out on Dhaka Tours. It covers an area of more than 205 acres and has a collection of many exotic species of plants. It was constructed in the year 1961.
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