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Dhaka- the City of Hope

The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka, located on the east banks of the Buriganga River in the heart of Bengal Delta. With its 15 million people Dhaka is the 8th largest city in the world. Every year thousands of people come Dhaka in search of livelihood. More than 400,000 cycle and rickshaw found on the street of Dhaka everyday.

Dhaka city was established by Subedar Islam Khan on 1608-1610 by the order of Emperor Jahangir. Previously Dhaka was known as Jahangir Nagar in the 17th century under the Mughal Empire. It was the center of the world wide Muslim trade. It is considered as the centre of the Bangladeshi economy.  Every year thousands of tourists visit Dhaka to visit the historical and amazing places of Dhaka.



The National Parliament designed by Louis I. Kahn is situated at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar built with a huge complex geometrical plan. It has distinctive architectural feature which attracts tourists. This historical architecture represents the Bangladeshi culture and heritage.

One of the most popular tourist spot is Lalbagh fort built 1678 by Azam, son of Mughal emperor Aorongazeb. Darbar hall and hammam khana, grave of Pari Bibi, Shahi Mosque these are the attractions of the Lalbagh fort which attracts the tourists.



One can get the essence of lifestyle of Nawab family by visiting Ahsan Monjil. By started at the 1859, the construction was completed in 1869. Once upon a time it was known as Pink palace, now its turned into a museum on 12 September 1992 with a view to preserve culture and heritage of Bangladesh.



Bangladesh National Museum is located in the suburb of Shahbag in Dhaka city. It has huge unique collection of eighty five thousands of pieces to attract the tourists. Sculpture, drawing, metal work, wooden furniture, fossils, traditional crafts are some of the samples of this huge collection.

With its amazing and traditional places, Dhaka city is attracting visitors from hundreds of years. Bangladesh Government is trying to protect its heritage to attract tourist.

 

 

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