Shaheed Minar

Shaheed Minar

The Shaheed Minar ( Shohid Minar lit. “Martyr Monument”) is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952. On February 21, 1952, dozens of students and political activists were killed when the Pakistani police force opened fire on Bengali protesters who were demanding equal […]

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Gol Talaab

Gol Talaab

Gol Talab or Gol Talaab (talab means tank) is a oval-shaped water tank/pond in Islampur, Old Dhaka,located immediately to the north-west of the Ahsan Manzil Palace and north of the Buriganga River. Previously it was the part of Nabab Bari Area (Complex). It was the pond of Ahsan Manzil. What we see today, the Nabab […]

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Doyel Chattar

Doyel Chattar

Doel Chattar at the Dhaka University Campus, One of the great iconic sculptures of the Dhaka town. Doyel chattar has become the biggest market for pottery and terracotta pieces.

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Lalbagh Shahi Mosque

Lalbagh Shahi Mosque

Lalbagh Shahi Mosque is located within a few yards of the southern gate of the lalbagh fort at Dhaka. This is the largest Mughal mosque in Bangladesh. Built by Prince farrukh siyar between 1703 and 1706, while he was at Dhaka as a representative of his viceroy father Prince azim-us-shan. Due to a series of […]

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Bangladesh National Museum

Bangladesh National Museum

The Bangladesh National Museum, originally established on 20 March 1913, albeit under another name, and formally inaugurated on 7 August 1913, was accorded the status of the national museum of Bangladesh on 17 November 1983. It is located Shahbag, Dhaka. The museum is well organized and displays have been housed in several departments like department […]

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Suhrawardy Udyan

Suhrawardy Udyan

Suhrawardy Udyan formerly known as Ramna Race Course ground is a national memorial located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is named after Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. Originally it served as the military club of the British soldiers stationed in Dhaka. It was then called the Ramna Race Course and later Ramna Gymkhana. After the end of colonial […]

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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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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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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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Shilpakala Academy

Shilpakala Academy

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy(National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts) is the principal state-sponsored national cultural center of Bangladesh. It is the national academy of fine and performing arts. The academy was established through an act of Parliament in 1974 as a statutory organization under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. But subsequently the Act of 1974 […]

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