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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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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Martyred Intellectuals Memorial

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial is a memorial built in memory of the martyred intellectuals of Bangladesh Liberation War. The memorial, located at Rayerbazar, Mohammadpur Thana in Dhaka,[1] was designed by architect Mostafa Ali Kuddus. The initial proposal for a memorial at Rayer Bazar was brought forward by Projonmo 71 (organisation of the children of the martyrs […]

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Bongshal Pond

Bongshal Pond

Across the long-reclaimed Dholaikhal, at the edge of Tanti Bazaar, the narrow streets lead to the Bongshal Talaab. Making an appearance in the 1908 version of the Cadastral Survey map, the roughly 100-year-old water tank is one of the few remaining in Dhaka and maintained by the community. Location

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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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Northbrook Hall – Lalkuthi

Northbrook Hall – Lalkuthi

Northbrook Hall (also Lalkuthi; Red House because of its deep red color) was originally built as a town hall during the British period. It is situated at Farashgonj road in Old Dhaka, on the north bank of the Buriganga River, Bangladesh. In 1874 Indian Governor Thomas George Baring, Lord Northbrook, who was the Viceroy of […]

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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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Beauty Boarding

Beauty Boarding

In a city where the classes force together. the bunk classes with their charitable, the intellectuals with intellectuals and so on, it has not been truly feasible to open all-embracing salons specified as tally existed in Paris or Leadership, the author bohemian of the occidental cities.But there is one Bangali organization – and it 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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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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