:: Institute of Arts and Crafts
in the picturesque surroundings of Shahbagh. The Institute
of Arts and Crafts has a representative collection of
folk-art and paintings by artists of Bangladesh.
[Curzon Hall, Dhaka]
architectural building named after Lord Curzon.
It now houses the Science Faculty of Dhaka University.
Shah Park) Built to commemorate the martyrs of the first
liberation war (1857-59) against British rule. It was
here that the revolting sepoys and their civil compatriots
were publicly hanged.
[Highcourt Building - Dhaka]
:: Old High Court Building
built as the residence of the British Governor,
it illustrates a happy blend of European and Mughal
Zoo is in Mirpur, 20 km. from the center of Dhaka besides
the river Turag. Its open 10 am 5 pm, 7 days
a week, where you can see the animals of Bangladesh
and some animals from abroad. This Zoo is also popularly
known as Mirpur Zoo. Colorful and attractive collections
of different local and foreign species of animals and
birds including the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger are
:: Botanical Garden
Garden is also situated in Mirpur just besides the National
Zoo, built on an area of 205 acres of land.
Garden - Dhaka]
50,000 plants and trees are there of 1200 species.
Main attraction of this garden is rose garden.
Approximately 300 species of roses are there in
this garden. It is open 7 days a week. If you
go to this garden, it is advisable you visit National
Zoo at a same time.
Garden is established in old Dhaka named Wari, the unique
creation of the late Narendra Narayan Roy, the property
owner of Baldha; the year of establishment of this garden
was on 1904. This garden has a rich collection of indigenous
and exotic plants, which is one of the most exciting
attractions for naturalists and tourists.
A number of varieties tree are there in this garden.
Near about 18,000 plants of 800 species are there in
the garden. It is open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, 7 days
very beautiful mosque of the city is situated at Mahuttuly
on Abul Khairat Rd; just west of Armanitola Govt. High
School. Architecturally faultless (Mughal style) is
a five-dome mosque with hundreds of big and small twinkling
stars as surface decorations.
stars have been created by setting pieces of chinaware
on white cement. Seen from the front and from
far it looks as if shining above the surface of
the earth. The inside of it is even more beautiful
that the outside, lovely mosaic floor and excellent
tiles with many floral patterns set on the walls,
are all in complete harmony.
[Tara mosque or Star Mosque
sitara Masjid was built originally with three domes
in early 18th century by Mirza Ghulam Pir, a highly
respectable Zamindar of Dhaka.
Baitul Mukarram Mosque
Mukarram Mosque is situated at Purana Paltan east of
Bangladesh Secretariat and north of Dhaka Stadium. Largest
Mosque in the city, three storied and built after the
pattern of the Kaba Sharif. Very beautiful and costly
decorations in the interior. Long lawn, garden and rows
of fountains to the south and east. The mosque is on
a very high platform. Lovely flights of stairs lead
to it; from the south, east and north. On the east is
a vast veranda, which is also used for prayer and Eid
congregation. Below in the ground floor is a shopping
is a city of mosques. Other Prominent Mosques are the
seven Domed Mosque (17th century), Star Mosque (18th
century), Chawkbazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.
Temple (11th Century) situated at the place where
the old part of Dhaka meets the new part. This
is the oldest Hindu temple in Dhaka City. The
name Dhakeshwari is also associated with the origin
of the name Dhaka.
Church (1781 A.D.) St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna, Church
of Bangladesh or former Holy Rosary Church (1677A.D.)