Dhaka Christian Cemetery

Dhaka Christian Cemetery

The Christian Cemetery is situated at Wari, a district of Old Town in Dhaka. It started to go into a declining state within a few years after it was built, and it still is in ruins and wilderness. It was developed mainly for the European traders and their families, thus most members of the East […]

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Asiatic Society

Asiatic Society

Established in 1952, the Asiatic Society had been known as Asiatic Society of Pakistan, and since 1972 renamed as Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. In establishing the Society, the leading role was played by Ahmad Hasan Dani, the great archaeologist and Indologist of world repute. The other scholars involved in the foundation of the Society were […]

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Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

It was the place where independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Raman delivered a historic oath of independence speech before the 1971 War, and then ironically where the Pakistani army surrendered a few months later. The ‘Shadhinota Stambha’ monument has been erected here, as well as an eternal flame to mark its significance. Location

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Bulbul Lalitakala Academy

Bulbul Lalitakala Academy

Bulbul Lalitakala Academy an institution of fine arts established in Dhaka on 17 May 1955 commemorating BULBUL CHOWDHURY and his role in popularising dance among conservative Bengali Muslims. It is also known as BAFA (Bulbul Academy for Fine Arts). The academy offers instruction in, and conducts research on, song, music, dance, drama, painting and sculpture. […]

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Unknown Tomb

Unknown Tomb

The tomb appears to be an inseparable part of Satgumbad Masjid. According to the legend current locally one of the daughters of Nawab Shaista Kha was buried in it. The tomb chamber is octagonal inside and Square outside. A few years back it was lying in coinplete derelict state of preservation. The present structure is […]

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Choto Katra

Choto Katra

Choto Katra (Small Katara) is one of the two Katras built during Mughal’s regime in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was constructed in 1663 by Subahdar Shaista Khan.It is on Hakim Habibur Rahman lane on the bank of the Buriganga River. Basically it was built to accommodate some officials and Shaista Khan’s expanding family. Choto Katra is […]

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Balaka Cine World

Balaka Cine World

The Balaka Cinema was built in the early 1960’s and has a typical modern 1960’s facade. It is located to the east of Dhaka New Market. Location

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Bara Katra

Bara Katra

Bara Katra is a historical and architectural monument located in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a palatial building dating to the reign of the Mughal dynasty in the Bengal region. It is situated to the south of Chowk Bazaar close to the north bank of the river Buriganga. Location

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Public Library

Public Library

Central Public Library of Bangladesh (between 1996 and 2007 it was named Begum Sufia Kamal National Public Library) is the largest public library in Bangladesh. It also houses the Public Library Department which, with 68 public libraries including the Central Public Library in its jurisdiction, is managed by the Directorate of Public Libraries under the […]

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Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort or Fort Aurangabad, an incomplete Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka on the river Buriganga in the southwestern part of the old city. The river has now gone further south and flows at quite a distance from the fort. D’Oily’s painting (1809-11) shows that more than half of this east-west oblong fortress touched the […]

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