5 Open Area Travel Places To Experience in Dhaka, Bangladesh - Sadarghat, Dhakeshwari Mandir, and Ahsan Manzil

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5 Open Area Travel Places To Experience in Dhaka, Bangladesh

First time to visit Dhaka and you don’t precisely know where to go? While it is reasonably rebellious to do a DIY type of exploration trip in East Asia, especially in a city like Dhaka, the good thing is that as a first-timer, you have pretty exciting places to try out! Even just going out of your accommodation seems to be exciting, because you are in the middle of the colorful chaos of Dhaka’s everyday culture.


After experiencing a special India travel, I know that the best experience to get by visiting Dhaka is to go all out with all the open area travel places there. You should try to include these places that are, for the most part, open areas. You can experience, food, sights, sounds, and a whole lot of commonplace senses that, is more often than not, where you’ll really find the real travel adventure. Time to check out these five no brainer mandatory choices you should take note, when you try to visit Dhaka for the very first time.


Baitul Mukarram National Mosque

Address: 48, New Super Marke, Baitul Mukarra, Dhaka-1000 Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh

Website: http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Baitul_Mukarram_Mosque

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/National.Mosque/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/30198600/baitul-mukarram-national-mosque/


Baitul Mukarram (Arabic: بيت المكرّم‎; Bengali: বায়তুল মুকাররম; The Holy House) is the national mosque of Bangladesh. Located at the center of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the mosque was completed in 1968. The mosque has a capacity of 30,000, giving it the respectable position of being the 10th biggest mosque in the world. However the mosque is constantly getting overcrowded. This especially occurs during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which has resulted in the Bangladeshi government having to add extensions to the mosque, thus increasing the capacity to at least 40,000.  Read more at: https://www.360cities.net/image/baitul-mukarram-mosque


Dhaka Star Mosque

Address: Abul Khairat Road, Armanitola 1100, Bangladesh

Website: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/star-mosque

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Star-Mosque/129235053784506?rf=383648821699723

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/978946856/bangladesh/dhaka-bangladesh/star-mosque/


Star Mosque (Bengali: তারা মসজিদ; also known as Tara Masjid), is a mosque located in Armanitola area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with motifs of blue stars. It was built in the first half of the 19th century by Mirza Golam Pir (Mirza Ahmed Jan). Built in the Mughal style by Mirza Ghulam in the late 18th century, this mosque was originally a simple rectangular mosque, measuring 33′ x 11′ with three doorways on the east façade (main façade) and one on the north wall and another on the south wall. Three domes crowned the mosque, the central one being the larger. Towers accented the corners and the façades displayed plastered panel decoration. Read more at: https://nijhoom.com/star-mosque/


Sadarghat, Old Dhaka - Port of Dhaka

Website: https://travelandexplorebd.com/post/sadarghat-the-port-of-dhaka

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sadarghat-dhaka-449254681812510/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkbangladesh/


The minute we arrived at Sadarghat Port, we were surrounded by ferrymen who were all eager to row us up and down the river in one of the the many Sampan ferries – the small wooden boats, powered and steered by one person. They wait in a cue to pick up passengers. Watching & documenting the daily life at this very busy port has already fascinated us during our visit in 2012 and we were eager to experience it all over again. Read more at: http://www.maierandmaierphotography.com/sadarghat-port-dhaka/ 

Ahsan Manzil Museum - Pink Palace

Address: Latif Complex, Islampur Rd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Website: https://www.viator.com/en-SG/Dhaka-attractions/Ahsan-Manzil/d22495-a21803

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HiistoryOfTheWorld/posts/1814232792210461/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/507256046276202/ahsan-manzil-sadharghat-dhaka?


AHSAN MANZIL IS LOCATED IN the Sadarghat area, a riverfront like no others.  The hustle and bustle of Sadarghat can be overwhelming, with boats carrying produce, laborers unloading boxes, and a wild variety of vehicles transporting the goods to their next destination. The streets are packed, the smells pungent, the colors vivid, and the sounds disorienting. In the mayhem that is Sadarghat, the Ahsan Manzil compound is a fenced-off oasis of unexpected peace and quiet. Built between 1859 and 1872, Ahsan Manzil served as the residence of the Nawab of Dhaka. Read more at: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ahsan-manzil-pink-palace


Dhakeshwari Mandir - Dhakeshwari National Temple

Address: Dhakeshwari Rd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Website: https://sacredsites.com/asia/bangladesh/dhakeshwari_temple_dhaka.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dhakeshwari-Temple-128999527141532/reviews

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/269996588/bangladesh/dhaka-bangladesh/dhakeshwari-temple/


In Dhaka, close to the historical fort of Lalbagh, one of the few large Mughal monuments in the region of Bengal, stands a temple that gives the city its name. The Dhakeshwari temple is a historic monument: Bangladesh’s most important Hindu place of worship, the Goddess Durga installed in it is supposed to be Dhaka city’s presiding deity. The exact age of the temple is unknown but legend has it that it was founded by the Senas, the rulers of Bengal through the 11th and 12th centuries AD, although the temple as it exists today is probably much more recent. Now squarely in the heart of bustling Dhaka, at an earlier time, it was situated in the thick Bengal jungle outside the city – hence the temple was covered, or “dhaka” in Bengali – by the forest canopy, which then gave the deity its name: Dhakeshwari.  Read more at: https://scroll.in/roving/800806/bangladeshs-most-important-hindu-temple-has-been-witness-to-a-tumultuous-past

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 60 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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