Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Dhaka, Bangladesh


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 5.6 km
Ascend 53 m
Descend 53 m

Explore Dhaka in Bangladesh with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Dhaka

Sight 1: 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)

413 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Shahid Minar

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The Shaheed Minar is a national monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established to commemorate those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in then East Pakistan.

Wikipedia: Shaheed Minar, Dhaka (EN)

752 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

1075 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: স্বাধীনতা সংগ্রাম

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স্বাধীনতা সংগ্রাম Ranadipam Basu / CC BY-SA 3.0

The freedom struggle sculpture is the largest sculpture of Bangladesh, which is based on the history of the glorious struggle of the Bengali nation. The Shamim Shikdar created this sculpture.

Wikipedia: স্বাধীনতা সংগ্রাম (ভাস্কর্য) (BN)

1411 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 5: Hazrat Shah Khwaja Sharfuddin Chishti (R.) Mazar

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Shah Khwaja Sharfuddin Chishti is a Bangladeshi Sufi saint, Islamic personality and preacher. It is believed that he worked to spread Islam in Sylhet and Dhaka region. He came to Dhaka during the reign of Akbar (1556-1605) and devoted himself to the preaching of Islam. According to some, he was a companion of Shah Jalal. At present, his grave is beside the High Court in Dhaka.

Wikipedia: শাহ খাজা শরফুদ্দীন (BN)

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: National Eidgah

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The National Eidgah of Bangladesh is the central Eidgah of the two biggest festivals of the Muslims of Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha prayers. It is located in the High Court premises of Dhaka district. Important administrative personalities of Bangladesh perform Eid prayers in this Eidgah. National Eidgah is an Eid prayer place designated by the Government of Bangladesh. The President, Chief Justice, cabinet members, chiefs of the three services, parliament members, politicians, military and civil officials and people of different classes and professions offer prayers here.

Wikipedia: জাতীয় ঈদগাহ (বাংলাদেশ) (BN)

559 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Burdhwan House

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The Bangla Academy is the official regulatory body of the Bengali language in Bangladesh. It is an autonomous institution funded by the Government of Bangladesh that fosters the Bengali language, literature and culture, works to develop and implement national language policy and conducts original research in Bengali. Established in 1955, it is located in the Burdwan House in Shahbagh, 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)

55 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

983 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 10: Suhrawardy Udyan

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Suhrawardy Udyan formerly known as Ramna Race Course ground is a national memorial located in Shahbagh, Dhaka. 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)


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