Tourist Attractions in Dhaka

There are 55 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.

Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh. The capital lies on the banks of the river Buriganga. The district is located in the central part of Bangladesh consisting of two city corporations and five sub-districts that include Dhamrai, Dohar, Keraniganj, Nawabganj, Savar.

Due to the position of the capital, Dhaka is the most economically, culturally and politically important district of the country. The district, however, doesn’t include the city corporations of Dhaka north and south that occupy only one-fifth of the whole region.

There is lots of disagreement with the exact history of naming Dhaka. According to many historians, when Mughal Emperor Jahangir declared Dhaka as the capital of Suba; Subadar Islam Khan ordered to beat the 'Dhak (drums)' in the outskirts of the city. The story of this drumming takes the form of a legend, and then the name of the city becomes "Dhaka."

It is believed that in the course of time, Dhaka was first Samatata, later in the kingdom of Bengal and Gaur, etc. In the late 13th century, Muslims occupied Dhaka. According to the order of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in 1610, Dhaka was declared as the capital of Suba Bengal.

The apparel industry of Bangladesh is mainly based on Dhaka and its sub-districts. A big number of garment industries are located in Dhaka city and Savar sub-district that plays a significant role in the country’s economy and employment.

The district has many important historical landmarks located in the city and the other parts. The old Dhaka at the banks of Buriganga has a history of more than 400 years. Some of the must visit attractions of Dhaka city are the national museum, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil, Bara Katra, Star Mosque, Satmasjid (seven tomb mosque) and many other. The national martyr’s monument Jatiyo Smriti Soudho is located at Savar in this district.

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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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