Top 10 Things to do in Dhaka City, Dhaka Division

Densely populated and humming with activity at all hours, Dhaka is a city of contrasts between old and new, rich and poor, industry and folk. From the concrete National Parliament House and ultramodern Bashundhara City, the largest shopping mall in South Asia, to the 17th Century Lalbagh Fort and the open markets along the city's side streets, these contrasts vividly shape the city. Visit the many mosques, temples and museums for a taste of Bengali culture and history.

1. Ahsan Manzil

Old City | Old Dhaka, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 370 reviews

Ahsan Manzil

Reviewed By NewBengalVillage

Needs to improve the restoration

Obviously a very historical and central focal point to the Bengal identity and its crossover between Mughal to British rulers.However the restoration is not a good standard nor is the provenance of the exhibits.

2. Lalbag Fort

60/4 abdul aziz line, Ajimpor, lalbag road, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Battlefields, Historic Sites
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 745 reviews

Lalbag Fort

Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.

Reviewed By KamilHussain - London, England, United KingdomLondon, England, United Kingdom

Back to the Mughal period!!

5 ***** This is a timeless place in Dhaka that will not only take you back to 17th century Mughal empire's royal dwelling place, but also allow you to unwind and relax, particularly if you go during the quite hours (before 2pm). It closes at 5pm. The fort

3. Sonargaon

29 km from Dhaka, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 301 reviews

Sonargaon

Reviewed By Md Shahidur R - Dhaka City, BangladeshDhaka City, Bangladesh

Capital of Bengal since Mughal region

Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal.From my childhood i went there many times for picnic & looking beautiful historical heritage sultanates & Baro Bhuiyas (on of them Isa khan) temple,Mosque building etc.if you interested oldest part of Bang

4. Shahid Minar

Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City 1000, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Educational sites, Monuments & Statues
Excellent
64%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Shahid Minar

Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952(only and one languafe movement in the world's history). Hundreds and thousands of people with floral wreaths and bouquet gather on 21 February every year to pay respect in a solemn atmosphere. Celebrations begin at zero hour of midnight. As recognisation of the language movement UN declear 21 February as International mother language day in 1999, which ovsreve all over the world every year on 21 February.

Reviewed By taharat_pronoy11 - Dhaka City, BangladeshDhaka City, Bangladesh

The symbol of the ultimate sacrifice

Shahid Minar commemorates those who laid down their lives for the honour of mother tongue. A historical place of Bangladesh. It remains free of crowd most of the time of year but it becomes near impossible to visit it on 21st February specifically.

5. National Parliament House

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

National Parliament House

Reviewed By TanziraNoor - Dhaka City, BangladeshDhaka City, Bangladesh

Proud time at Parliament

It was an awesome experience visiting Parliament house with 250 ladies along with. Architect Lui Kan has created this building. And only one pillar is visible insode the library building which is the centre pf the total area. There are manybpaontings insi

6. Bangladesh National Museum

Shahbag, Dhaka City 1000, Bangladesh Museums, History Museums
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 197 reviews

Bangladesh National Museum

Reviewed By 435jalali - Shivapuri National Park, NepalShivapuri National Park, Nepal

national mueseum

located near dhaka university, easy to find. should visit if u wanna know about the country, people and culture. u need to buy a ticket and spend some time here.

7. Hatirjheel

Rampura | Gulshan and Mogbazar, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 213 reviews

Hatirjheel

Reviewed By mirzakausar - Bikaner, IndiaBikaner, India

good place to visit in Dhaka city

egend has it that the elephants of Dhaka's Pilkhana used to take baths in these wetlands – hence the name Hatirjheel. Architect Iqbal Habib, who heads the consultant firm of the Hatirjheel-Begunbari development project, said that the Bhawal Raja used to k

8. New Market

Mirpur Road, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
Excellent
31%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

New Market

Reviewed By Nusayb - Dhaka City, BangladeshDhaka City, Bangladesh

You will get everything ~ Reasonable Price

New Market is located almost centre of Dhaka.You can buy anything from this market with very reasonable price, but you have to bargain with the sellers.Chadni Chawk, Dhanmondi Hawkers markets are also in around.This market is our crowded

9. Bangabandhu Memorial Museum

House 32, Road 12, Dhanmondi, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Museums, History Museums
Excellent
52%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum

Reviewed By Sayeedac1 - Dhaka City, BangladeshDhaka City, Bangladesh

A Sad Place

A place where sadness comes out from every little thing. The new annexe contained documents, pictures, clippings from newspapers & magazines, etc. Fairly maintained but could have been better managed & artefacts displayed. The old building, where the grea

10. Sadarghat

Buriganga Riverfront, Dhaka City, Bangladesh Sights & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks
Excellent
30%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 323 reviews

Sadarghat

Reviewed By Andrea D

Should not miss

This is the lifeline of Dhaka and should not be missed. Rent a small boat to take you out on the river and just watch the activity. Make sure to walk through ' hindu' street on your way to the docks.

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