Tourist Attractions in Dhaka

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Buriganga River, Dhaka, the vibrant capital city of Bangladesh, beckons travelers with its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. This sprawling district, encompassing two city corporations and five sub-districts including Dhamrai, Dohar, Keraniganj, Nawabganj, and Savar, holds a pivotal position as the economic, cultural, and political heart of the country.

Renowned for more than just being the capital, Dhaka encapsulates a tapestry of historical narratives, each corner echoing stories of Mughal emperors and the evolution of a thriving city. The very name "Dhaka" is steeped in legend, with roots traced back to the drumbeats ordered by Subadar Islam Khan upon its declaration as the capital by Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

Today, Dhaka stands as a bustling metropolis, housing the backbone of Bangladesh's economy — the apparel industry. The city and its sub-districts, particularly Savar, host a multitude of garment industries, playing a pivotal role in the nation's economic landscape and employment.

As you traverse this district, you'll encounter a blend of ancient and modern, with the old Dhaka along the Buriganga River boasting a history spanning over four centuries. Dhaka's historical landmarks, such as the National Museum, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil, Bara Katra, Star Mosque, and the Satmasjid, tell tales of bygone eras.

This district is not just a testament to the past; it's a dynamic hub where history meets commerce and culture. The National Martyr’s Monument, Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, standing proudly in Savar, pays homage to the sacrifices that shaped the nation's identity.

Embark on a journey through Dhaka's top 10 places, each offering a glimpse into the cultural and historical soul of this magnificent city. Explore the stories woven into the fabric of Dhaka — where tradition meets modernity, and every corner invites you to unravel the layers of its captivating history.

There are 56 tourist attractions found in Dhaka. This is 29% of all tourist attractions listed in Dhaka Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and museums. Then there is also amusement parks listed in Dhaka. You may find a list of all categories of Dhaka attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Dhaka of that type.

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Dhaka is accessible internationally by air and by land through India only. Most of the international aviation companies operate flights to Dhaka from many of the countries in the world including USA, Canada, Australia and many European and African nations.

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