Dhaka

Four historic places in Dhaka to visit right now

MNA Feature Desk: Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, a residence of about 17 million populations and growing every day. But if you want to have a visit in Dhaka you will get a huge number of historical places to ride on. Here I am going to introduce four among them.

Lalbagh Fort

This famous historic place is situated on the northeast side of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was built during the Mughal rule, on seventeenth century. Lalbagh fort is believed to be an incomplete Mughal fort structure which was started in 1678 AD by the Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah. During the nineteenth century, this fort grew up to be a place of revolution by the local soldiers, against the colonial British rule.

Liberation War Museum

This is a place to visit when you want to know about the struggle of the mother nation and her children to get independence from foreign military rule or ‘Mukti Judho’. Though it is built in 1971, it has got reorganization by many National and international archaeological surveys. More than 10,000 objects are displayed here, which include rare photographs, media coverage of that time, documents, and materials used by the martyrs of the liberation war.

Ahsan Manzil

This is the heritage building of the then jamindar of Jamalpur. It was built during the late eighteenth century by Sheik Enayet Ullah. It was built on a huge area covering a summer house for Sheik Enayet Ullah. The son of Sheik Enayet Ullah sold this marvelous property to the French traders. The French got defeated and the English took power of all the properties, once reigned by the French.

American Church

Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection is a prestigious architectural structure situated in old Dhaka. It is an evidence of the existence of American during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The church is rectangular in shape with a huge arch gate in front. Though the church remains closed most of the time, it has got reorganization by Bangladesh Archaeological Survey.

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