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Situated at shahbagh, the national Museum is a storehouse of our culture heritage. the museum has a vast collection of ancient sculptures, statues, coins, archaeological finds, silver filigree works, ivory objects, metal and stone images and coins, and ancient and medieval manuscripts, as well as paramount exhibits of paintings, calligraphy and handicrafts from Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim periods.
Ahsan Manzil (Pink place) and Museum
Built in the old baroque style in 1872 by Nawab Abdul Gani, one of the wealthiest landowners of Dhaka, Ahsan Manzil has been one of the landmarks of old Dhaka. The gorgeous building, painting bright pink, was covered into a museum after the country’s independence to preserve its architectural Heritage.
Built in 1678 by the viceroy of Bengal Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb, the fort has a three-storied structure with slender minarets at the southern gate and a well laid out garden. It has several hidden passages and a massive 3-domed mosque.
The University of Dhaka
Spread over nearly 600 acres of land at the heart of the city the University of Dhaka is the oldest and the biggest University of Bangladesh, and one of the finest centres for higher learning in the region. Established in 1921, the University has nearly 30,000 students and a 1500 strong faculty.
Shadharghat Boat ride
A short boat ride over Buriganga, which is a major tributary of the mighty Ganges River, takes you to Sadarghat. This river has been responsible for a thousand years of wealth thanks to its facilitation of trade in the region.
The graceful monument situated near the Dhaka Medical Collage. This is a monument to commemorate the martyrs who died in 1952 to claim back our right to speak Bangla and not the imposed Urdu language as East Pakistan. 21st Feb is now celebrated as International Mother Language globally, for this reason.
On February 21st, 1952 protestors took to the streets in Dhaka to express their outrage over West Pakistan’s decree that Urdu would be the only national language, even in East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh), where the majority of people spoke Bengali. The Pakistani police force opened fire on the protestors killing dozens of students and national activists. The Language Movement continued to gain force, and the Pakistani government bowed to pressure and accepted Bengali as an official language. The monument is a reconstruction of the original sculpture which was destroyed during Operation Searchlight in 1971.
The oldest temple in Bangladesh is also recognized as the National Temple. There is a legend that the Queen went to Langolbond to take a bath. On her way home, she gave birth to a son, Prince Ballal Sen. Years later Ballal built the temple to commemorate his birthplace. The temple is yet another possible origination for the city’s name.
Drinks both hard and soft.
Items of personal nature and items not mentioned above.
Fees for the video & still cameras of the guests.