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Dhaka : A Mega City of South Asia

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Bangladesh as a holiday making land exposes to many flamboyant facets. Its tourist attractions are many folded, which include archaeological sites, historical mosques and monuments, resorts, beaches, picnic spots, forests and tribal people, wildlife of various species. Bangladesh offers ample opportunities to tourists for angling, water skiing, river cruising, hiking, rowing, yachting, sea bathing as well as bringing one in close touch with pristine nature.

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh and is considered a mega city of South Asia. The city was known as Jahangir Nagar in the period of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The bustling city is the key attraction for all the travelers and tourists visiting Bangladesh for the first time in their life. Apart from that the city also falls among the most densely populated cities of the world.

Dhaka is a thriving, colorful and congested metropolis of some 18 million people. Given the number of people that live there, and the density they live in, Dhaka is one of the most frenetic places on Earth. The streets and rivers are filled with colorful chaos. It also plays host to the highest number of rickshaws in any city in the world, totaling around 400,000; you certainly won't miss them. Experiencing the city for the first time can often seem overwhelming.

Interesting Places to Visit in Dhaka

Armenian Church : It is located in Armanitola, Dhaka. The beautiful church was built by the Armenian colony during the year 1791. The church is an attractive ancient-looking cathedral wherein its design dates back in the 17th century.

Jatiyo Shongshod : Dhaka's National Parliament building located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Jatiyo Shongshod is built with a vast complex geometrical design. The man behind this uniquely designed structure is American architect Louis Kahn. It is considered today as one of the most distinctively-looking building in Bangladesh.

Tara Masjid (Star Mosque) : One of the most unusual mosques in Dhaka, which also called the "city of mosques". The name, "Star" was given to the mosque due to the sparkling mosaic of broken china. The mosque was said to have been built way back in the 17th century by Shaista Khan. Infront of the mosque, is a star shaped figure, which stands for the mosque's name.

Lalbagh Fort : The fort of Aurangabad, popularly known as the Lalbagh Fort, was built in 1678 AD by the Viceroy of Bengal Prince Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. The fort has a three storeyed structure with slender minarets at the South Gate. It has many hidden passages and a mosque of massive structure.

Baldha Garden : Baldha Garden has collection of rare plants and flowers.

Ahsan Manjil : Built in 1872 and standing on the river Buriganga, this stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses a splendid museum.

Central Shahid Minar : Symbol of Bengali nationalism. This monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic Language movement of 1952.

Sarah is an article writer whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. She is now sharing information regarding Dhaka, Bangladesh Tourism. To know more about booking Flights to Dhaka please visit