Dhaka: Founded in 1608 as the seat of the imperial Mughal viceroys of Bengal Islam Khan Chishti the Subadar & Chief of Army of Mughhal Army in Bengal transferred the capital of Subah Bangalah from Rajmahal to Dhaka.. Known to the world for centuries for its fine silk and Muslin. As the capital of Bangladesh Situated on the banks of the River Buriganga. it has grown into a busy city of trades, business, cultural and sport activities. Having a happy blending of the old and new architectural trends, Dhaka has been developing fast as a modern city since the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. Tourist spot in around Dhaka
Mosque: Dhaka has several hundred mosques. Prominent are the seven Domed Mosque (17th century) Baitul Mukarram-National Mosque, Star Mosque (18th century), Chawkbazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.
Hindu Temples: Dhakeshwari Temple (11th Century), Ramkrishna Mission, Ramna Kali Mander, Sheddhashari Mandir
Churches: Armanian Church (1781 A.D), St. Mary’s Cathedral at Ramna, Church of Bangladesh or former Holy Rosary Church (1677 A.D) at Tejgaon.
Buddhist Temple: Dhaka is the city of mosque and we are blessed with myriad of mosques at this compacted town. Comparing to Muslims, there is very few people from Bangladesh are having Buddhist in religion and which reflects to the number of their prayer halls. Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery is such a prayer hall (also known as Bashabo Buddha Mondir ) located inside the Dhaka city. It was built during 1962 to conduct their activities for Buddhist community along side the prayer, teaching, and meditation.
Lalbag Fort: It was built in 1678 A.D. by Prince Mohammad Azam, son of Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. The fort was the scene of bloody battle during the first war of independence (1857) when 260 shepoys stationed here backed by the people revolted against British forces. Outstanding among the monuments of the Lalbagh are the tomb of Pari Bibi, Lalbagh Mosque, Audience Hall and Hammam of Nawab Shaosta Khan now housing a museum.
National Museum: Established as Dhaka Museum in 1913. It has been renamed as the National Museum and was shifted to its new building at Shahbag in1983. It is a four storied building and has forty galleries under four departments, namely, (1) natural History (2) History and Classical Art, (3) Ethnography and Decorative Art and (4) Contemporary Art and World Civilization. The museum contains a large number of interesting collection including sculptures and paintings of the Buddhist and Muslim periods. It also has rich collection of old coins, metal images, books on art, ivory and silver filigree works, textiles including the world famous muslin fabric, embroidered quilt (Nakshi Kanatha), arms and ammunitions of the bygone warriors, varieties of fine handicrafts and models of village and town life, contemporary paintings and sculptures. Above all, the valuable articles of the heroic liberation war of Bangladesh are also there.
Ahsan Monzil: On the bank of river Buriganga in Dhaka the pink majestic Ahsan Manzil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently. It is an example of nation rich cultural heritage. It was the home of the Nawab (Rular) of Dhaka and silent spectator to many events. The renovated Ahan Manzil is a monument of immense historical beauty. It has 31 rooms with a huge dome a top which can be seen from miles around. It now has 23 galleries displaying portraits, furniture and household articles and utensils used by the Nawabs.
Folk Art Museum: The Folk Art Museum was established in 1975 to fulfill the dram of the celebrated painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. The Museum has a very rich collection of folk objects of different materials and forms of aesthetic and utilitarian values. These undoubtedly reflect the sentiments, impulse, temperament, moods, idiosyncrasy, skill and expertise of the artists and artisans. It is a national instruction which represents traditional art, heritage of Bangladesh, exhibiting objects of exceptional design and skill.
Baldha Garden: Unique creation of the late Narayan Roy, the landlord of Baldha, Year of establishment was 1904. Located in Wari area of Dhaka City, the garden with its rich collection of indigenous and exotic plants is one of the most exciting attractions for naturalists and tourists. Division into two units. The psyche, meaning the soul and the “Cybele” meaning the mother goddess of nature, the garden houses about 1500 plants and trees covering 672 species and 87 families.Maney of them are rare plants procured from about 50 different countries of the world. Papyrus, Amazon Lily, Victoria Regia, Camellia, Ashoke, tree, Baobab Century Flower plants, Canyehor and sugar palm of Philippines are some of the rare collections. A lovely lily pond inside the” Psyche” and a sun dial are worth visiting. The tombs of the founder and his son are located within the “Cybele”. Visit the twin for rewarding experience.
Sadarghat (River front): Located in the southern part of Dhaka one of the most important and dynamic place for river trade in Dhaka the capital of pride. Shadarghat River front locally called Shadarghat Launch terminal. Each and every day 200+ big or small passenger vessel arrival and depart from this terminal and around 45000-50000 (in average) people use this terminal for arrival and departure. It has to be mentioned beside Shadarghat there in another river port which is called Badamtali use for goods transfers. Passenger terminal is really interesting to see the crowed each day early morning and the evening. In the morning all the passenger vessel (Luancn) are arriving to Shadarghat and in the evening all the vessel start depart. Once some one is coming to visit Shadarghat please don’t missed to walk narrow street Hindu street Shakhari Bazaar. Rickshaw art is one of the famous art in this area.
Curzon Hall: Curzon Hall meant to be a town hall originally, was named after Lord curzon, the Viceroy of India, who laid its foundation in 1904. A year later Bengal was partitioned and Dhaka became the capital of the newly created province of East Bengal and Assam. Following the annulment of the partition in 1911 it was used as a premise of Dhaka college, and after the establishment of Dhaka university in 1921, became part of the university's science section, which continues until now. Laid out in a spacious and carefully maintained garden, this double storied brick building has a large central hall, lateral wings on the east and west with several rooms, and a continuous verandah on all sides.
One of the best examples of Dhaka's Architecture, it is a happy blend of European and Mughal elements, particularly noticeable in the projecting facade in the north which has both horse-shoe and cusped arches.
The style combined traditional art with modern technology and functions and favored Mughal forms such as arches and domes, believed to have entered the Islamic world from the west. It marks the casting aside of veiled power after the sepoy revolt of 1857, and India's passing directly under the British Crown, seeking legitimacy by linkage to the Mughals. The red color substituting for red sandstone, and the ornate brackets, deep eaves, and domed terrace
Language movement Monument: (Shahid Minar) During the Bengali Language Movement, 1948–1956, After the Partition of India in 1947 that formed the country of Pakistan, and today Bangladesh was the east part of Pakistan. Urdu was chosen to be the sole state language by Mr. Zinnah. In 1948 total population of Pakistan was 125 million East Pakistan was majority 75 million and West Pakistan was minority 50 Million. The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan chose Urdu and English as the only languages to be used to address the assembly, which was protested within the assembly on the grounds that the majority of the people spoke Bangla and not Urdu. Students of Dhaka University objected instantly to the actions of the Constituent Assembly, as well Dhaka University area. Pakistani ruler taken action of peaceful student demonstration and killed student in the street by gun on the day of 21 February 1952. In respect of departed soul established a Language movement Monument (Shahid Minar). Now a days 21 February observing International Mother Language day all over the world.
National Assembly Building :National Parliament House, in Bengalicalled Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban is the house of theParliament of Bangladesh, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. Designed by architect Louis Kahn, the complex, is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres (800,000 m²)
The building was featured prominently in the 2003 film My Architect, detailing the career and familial legacy of its architect, Louis Kahn. Robert McCarter, author of Louis I. Kahn, described the National Parliament of Bangladesh as one of the twentieth century's most significant buildings.