Tuesday, January 4, 2011


About Dhaka
The capital city of Bangladesh and the major city of the district of the Dhaka, Dhaka is also the largest city and the political, cultural, industrial and educational hub of the country. It is also one of the most populous cities in the world. Housing a population of 11 million, Dhaka is often referred to as the "city of mosques and muslins" as the city is the abode of numerous mosques and famous all over the world for its fine muslins. The edifices belonging to the colonial period will also remind you of the colonial rule of the country.

Placed in the eastern banks of the Buriganga river and extending over an area of 815 square kilometer, Dhaka is the fast flourishing industrial town of the nation. You will find industrial establishments in the precincts of Motijhel, Teigaon, Demra, Pagla, Kachpur are major industrial areas. The city is also a home to a number of tourist attractions.

Among the must see tourist attractions, seven domed mosque belonging to 17th century, Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Star Mosque belonging to 18 th century are major tourist attractions of Dhaka. Dhakeswaritemple and Ramkrishna Mission also attracts a lot of tourists. Among the churches of the city, Armenian Church (1781 A.D.), St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna, Church of Bangladesh at Teigaon are worth visiting.

The tourist attractions in Dhaka which are of historical significance are Lalbagh Fort established in the year 1678 by the Prince Muhammad Azam and is also the testimony to the bloody combat between the British and the Sepoys in the Sepoy Mutiny, National Memorianl at Savar, 1857 Memorial at Bahadur Shah Park, Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and Mukti Juddha Memorial Museum. Besides National Museum and Science Museum also well known museums of the city.

Besides these, other places of tourist attractions in Dhaka include Ahsan Manjil Museum, Mausoleum of National Leaders, Banga Bhaban, Chota Katra, National Art Gallery, National Assembly Complex, Suhrawardy Uddan, Baldha Gardens, Ramna Garden, Zoological Gardens, Botanical Gardens, National Park and Curzon Zoo.

Dhaka is connected by road ways to different parts of the country and also to India. Besides, the city is connected to different parts of the world by airways. So getting to Dhaka is easier.

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