31 Sights in Dhaka, Bangladesh (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 31 sights are available in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sightseeing Tours in Dhaka

1. চকবাজার শাহী মসজিদ

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Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque also known as Chawk Mosque is a mosque located in the Chowk Bazaar area in the old city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mosque was constructed in 1664 by Subahdar Shaista Khan. The mosque is known as the Shahi Mosque because it was founded by Subahdar Shaista Khan. The mosque is built above a raised platform. The three domed mosque above the platform, now transformed into a multi-storied structure was originally a copy of Shaista Khan's another three domed mosque at the Mitford Hospital compound near the Buriganga River. There are some square-shaped rooms built for the Imam and for students of the madrasa. Today the original building design has lost much of its original form through multiple renovations and extensions. The mosque is noted for having a rainbow minaret.

Wikipedia: Chawk Mosque (EN)

2. Greek Memorial

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Greeks were the last among European merchants to come to Bangladesh. They came to Bangladesh around the 18th century. They constructed a memorial in Dhaka. It was constructed for the memory of the Greek merchants who died while in Dhaka. The Greek memorial was built around AD 1900, and appears like an ancient Greek temple; it is a small yellow structure on land owned by the Greek Community, which flourished in Dhaka in the 19th century. It is inside the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the University of Dhaka and stands alone on the main Shahbagh Avenue and faces Ramna Race Course. To its southern side is the Atomic Research Centre and to its north a student's centre. It is considered to be the only such structure extant outside Greece.

Wikipedia: Greek Memorial, Dhaka (EN)

3. St Thomas Church

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St Thomas Church

St Thomas Cathedral Church is a cathedral belonging to the Archdiocese of Dhaka of the Church of Bangladesh, which is a United Protestant denomination that has Anglican and Presbyterian backgrounds. The church premise was in an area of lush greeneries with the famous Bahadur Shah Park at a stone's throw distance on the south. The north–south axial Nawabpur Road/Johnson Road, the most important commercial street connecting the old part of the city with the new, is on the west and separated the area from the court, Bank, DC's office and Jagannath University buildings across it. In fact the church overlooking the greens is a major focal of the city centre in the nineteenth century.

Wikipedia: St Thomas Church, Dhaka (EN)

4. National Eidgah

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The National Eidgah of Bangladesh is the central Eidgah for the reading of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha prayers, two of the largest events of Muslims in Bangladesh. It is located in the High Court premises of Dhaka district. Important administrative people of Bangladesh offer Eid prayers at this Eidgah. The National Eidgah is an Eid prayer site designated by the Government of Bangladesh. The President of Bangladesh, the Chief Justice, members of the cabinet, the chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, politicians, military and civil officials and people of different ages from different walks of life offer prayers here.

Wikipedia: জাতীয় ঈদগাহ (বাংলাদেশ) (BN)

5. Dhakeshwari National Temple

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Dhakeshwari National Temple Kuruman / CC BY 2.0

Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's 'National Temple'. The name "Dhakeshwari" means "Goddess of Dhaka". Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh. It is also the largest Hindu temple in Bangladesh. This temple is part of the famous Shakti Peethas in Indian Subcontinent. Here the gem of Sati's crown had fallen.

Wikipedia: Dhakeshwari Temple (EN)

6. Churihatta Jame Moshjid

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The ancient Churihatta Mosque or Churihatta Mosque is an archaeological site in Bangladesh, which is located at the head of Umesh Chandra Dutta Lane and Haider Baksh Lane in old Dhaka, Dhaka City. The mosque was locally known as Churihatta Shahi Mosque. The actual location of the mosque was 26-27 Sheikh Haider Baksh Lane on the slightly west side of Chawkbazar. According to historical information, the mosque is 377 years old (2021 AD). However, the ancient mosque architecture is now extinct; Modern architecture has been built on that site.

Wikipedia: চুড়িহাট্টা মসজিদ (BN)

7. Ramna Park

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Ramna Park is a large park and recreation area situated at the heart of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. This forested park with pond near its center is one of the most beautiful areas in Dhaka. Islamabad's diplomatic district is named Ramna as a tribute to Ramna Park. This dates from when Bangladesh was East Pakistan and the newly established capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, was divided into various sectors named after various provinces such as Shalimar depicting Punjab and Ramna Bengal.

Wikipedia: Ramna Park (EN)

8. Holy Rosary Church

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Holy Rosary Church Hameem Shakhawat / CC BY-SA 3.0

Holy Rosary Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Tejgaon area of Dhaka. It is also known as Tejgaon Church and once popularly called the Japmala Queen Church. Under this Catholic church has 17,120 Catholics. Fr. Kamal Andreas Corraya is parish priest of this church and Fr. Mintu Lawrence Palma, Fr. Antony Ripon D' Rozario and Fr. Sony Martin Rodrigues are serving there as assistant parish priest. Each Sunday Catholics gather there for Sunday mass and thousands devotee join there.

Wikipedia: Holy Rosary Church, Dhaka (EN)

9. Guru Duara Nanakshahi

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Gurdwara Nanak Shahi is the principal Sikh Gurdwara in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is located at the campus of the University of Dhaka and considered to be the biggest of the 9 to 10 Gurdwaras in the country. The Gurudwara commemorates the visit of Guru Nanak (1506–1507). It is said to have been built in 1830. The present building of the Gurdwara was renovated in 1988–1989. The parkarma verandah had been constructed on all four sides of the original building to provide protection.

Wikipedia: Gurdwara Nanak Shahi (EN)

10. National Museum of Science & Technology

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National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST) in Dhaka, Bangladesh was founded on April 26, 1965, by the Pakistani government and became a part of Bangladesh's Ministry of Science and Technology following the Bangladesh Liberation War. It was first based in the Dhaka Public Library, and moved a number of times before its permanent home was completed in 1981. The NMST serves as Bangladesh's only science museum and organizes science education activities at a national level.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) (EN), Website

11. Suhrawardy Udyan

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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 rule, the place – sometimes referred to as Dhaka Race Course – was used for legal horse racing on Sundays.

Wikipedia: Suhrawardy Udyan (EN)

12. Burdhwan House

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The Bangla Academy is an autonomous institution funded by the Bangladesh government that fosters the Bengali language, literature and culture, works to develop and implement national language policy and to do original research in the Bengali language. Established in 1955, it is located in Burdwan House in Ramna, Dhaka, within the grounds of the University of Dhaka and Suhrawardy Udyan. The Bangla Academy hosts the annual Ekushey Book Fair.

Wikipedia: Bangla Academy (EN)

13. ImamBara

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The Hussaini Dalan is an Imambara that was originally built during the later half of the Mughal rule in the 17th century in Dhaka. It was built as the Imambara of the Shia Muslim community. Hussaini Dalan serves as the main Hussainiya of Dhaka, or venue for majlis or gatherings held during the month of Muharram, the tenth day religious gathering commemorates the martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Wikipedia: Hussaini Dalan (EN)

14. Anti Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture

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Anti Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture is a sculpture located in University of Dhaka campus of Bangladesh. It was created by Shaymol Chowdhury and considered one of the best sculptures in Bangladesh. It is dedicated to the memory of a student of Dhaka University named Moin Hossain Raju an activist of Bangladesh Students' Union who was killed while protesting against Terrorism. It was built in the late 1990s.

Wikipedia: Anti Terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture (EN)

15. Ruplal House

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Ruplal House

Ruplal House is a 19th-century mansion in Farashganj area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was built on the northern bank of the Buriganga River, beside the Buckland Dam. The house was built in 1825 by an Armenian businessman Stephen Aratoon. It was later bought by two merchants, Ruplal Das and his brother Raghunath Das, in 1840. Later, an architect firm of Calcutta, Martin Company, re-constructed this building.

Wikipedia: Ruplal House (EN)

16. Binat Bibi Mosque

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Binat Bibi Mosque No machine-readable author provided. Mak assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

Binot Bibi Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was built during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1435–1459). Binat Bibi Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. The mosque is located beside the Hayat Bepari’s Bridge in Narinda area.

Wikipedia: Binat Bibi Mosque (EN)

17. Choto Katra

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Choto Katra

Choto Katra is one of 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. It was built to accommodate officials and Shaista Khan's expanding family. Chhota Katra is slightly smaller than Bara Katra, but similar in plan and about 185 metres east of it.

Wikipedia: Chhota Katra (EN)

18. Bangabandhu Memorial Museum

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Bangabandhu Memorial Museum Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, also known as Bangabandhu Bhaban or Dhanmondi 32, located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh, was the personal residence of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was also called Bangabandhu, the founder and president of Bangladesh. Rahman was assassinated with most members of his family in this residence. In 2009, RAJUK declared the museum a national heritage site.

Wikipedia: Bangabandhu Memorial Museum (EN)

19. Mausoleum of Three Leaders

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The Mausoleum of Three Leaders located at Shahbag, Dhaka in Bangladesh, contains the graves of three prominent leaders of Pakistan Movement from Bengal: A. K. Fazlul Huq, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy and Khwaja Nazimuddin. All three men served as the Prime Minister of Bengal in British India and after independence two of them also served as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Wikipedia: mausoleum of Three Leaders (EN)

20. Tomb of Ziaur Rahman

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Tomb of Ziaur Rahman

Ziaur Rahman was a Bangladeshi military officer and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1977 until his assassination. He was the founder of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and served as its chairman until his assassination. He previously served as the second chief of army staff from 1975 to 1978 with a minor break.

Wikipedia: Ziaur Rahman (EN)

21. Moder Gorob

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Moder Gorob Farhana Murtaza / GFDL

Moder Gorob or Our Pride is a sculpture situated in front of Bangla Academy building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was dedicated to the memory of those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952, when protesters demanding Bengali as a state language of former Dominion of Pakistan were massacred by Pakistan Police.

Wikipedia: Moder Gorob (EN)

22. Mirpur Buddhijibi Shahid Minar

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Mirpur Buddhijibi Shahid Minar Farhana Islam Nova / CC BY-SA 3.0

Mirpur Shaheed Intellectual Memorial is located in Mirpur, Dhaka city of Bangladesh. It was built on December 7 to commemorate the intellectuals killed by Al Badr forces. The then Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman unveiled the blade of the monastery on December 22. Its architect was Mostafa Aaron Kuddus Hilly.

Wikipedia: শহীদ বুদ্ধিজীবী স্মৃতিসৌধ, মিরপুর (BN)

23. Armenian Church

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Armenian Church No machine-readable author provided. Mak assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Armenian Church, also known as Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection, is a historically significant architectural monument situated in the Armanitola area of old Dhaka, Bangladesh. The church bears testimony to the existence of a significant Armenian community in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Wikipedia: Armenian Church, Dhaka (EN)

24. Baldha Garden

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Balda Garden is a botanical garden which spans 3.15 acres (1.27 ha) of land located at Wari in the old part of the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It has a collection of 672 species of plants. The Balda Garden is now managed as a satellite unit of the National Botanical Garden by the Department of Forestry.

Wikipedia: Baldha Garden (EN)

25. Bangladesh Military Museum

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The Bangabandhu Military Museum is a museum in Vijay Sarani, the capital of Bangladesh. The museum was controlled by the Bangladesh Army. The museum is equipped with the history, heritage, success patterns of Bangladeshi military forces and a collection of various weapons.

Wikipedia: বাংলাদেশ সামরিক জাদুঘর (BN)

26. Aparajeyo Bangla

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Aparajeyo Bangla Ranadipam Basu / CC BY-SA 3.0

Aparajeyo Bangla is one of the most well known sculptures dedicated to the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. It is located in the campus of Dhaka University, just in front of the Faculty of Arts Building. In Bengali, the phrase means "Unvanquished Bengal".

Wikipedia: Aparajeyo Bangla (EN)

27. Dhanmondi Shahi Eidgah

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The Dhanmondi Shahi Eidgah, also known as Mughal Eidgah, is located in Saat Masjid road, in Dhanmondi residential area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Eidgah was built in 1640 CE during the Mughal era and has been in use for Eid celebration since then.

Wikipedia: Dhanmondi Shahi Eidgah (EN)

28. World War Memorial

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Teacher-Student Centre of the University of Dhaka is a building on the Dhaka University campus in Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The centre was established in 1961 by the Dhaka University by the Division of Public Affairs.

Wikipedia: Teacher-Student Centre (TSC), University of Dhaka (EN)

29. Tara Mosque

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Star Mosque, is a mosque located in Armanitola area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with motifs of blue stars. It was built in the first half of the 19th century by Mirza Golam Pir.

Wikipedia: Star Mosque (EN)

30. SAARC Fountain

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SAARC Fountain is a fountain in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is situated at Kawran Bazar, at the intersection of Panthapath, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, and Sonargaon Road, and is adjacent to the Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel.

Wikipedia: SAARC Fountain (EN)

31. Tomb of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

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Mausoleum of Kazi Nazrul Islam is a mausoleum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It marks the grave of the 20th century writer, poet and musician Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bangladesh’s national poet. He died 29 August 1976.

Wikipedia: Mausoleum of Kazi Nazrul Islam (EN)


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