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Let's Explore Old Dhaka

Hosted by the Consul of the Dhaka Leisure & Travel Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 02 Nov 08:00 - 17:00

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Old Dhaka is a term used to refer to the historic old city of Dhaka, the capital of modern Bangladesh. It was founded in Protected content Jahangir Nagar, the capital of Mughal Bengal. It was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of South Asia and the center of the worldwide muslin trade. The Nawab of Bengal shifted the capital from Dhaka to Murshidabad in the early-18th century. With the rise of Calcutta (now Kolkata) during the British rule, Dhaka began to decline and came to be known as the "City of Magnificent Ruins". The British, however, began to develop the modern city from the mid-19th century.
Old Dhaka is famous for its variety of foods and amicable living of all religious people together. The main Muslims festival here is Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, and Muharram, Hindu festivals are Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Rathyatra and Janmashtami, Christian festival Christmas and Easter Sunday, and Buddhist Festival is Vesak. The all religion festival here is "Shakrain"(পৌষ সংক্রান্তি)and "Halkhata"(হালখাতা) with much splendor and devotion in this part of Dhaka. Muslims are the main population here, second Hindu, third Christian and Buddhist.

Places to visit: National Parliamentary Building, Ahsan Monjil, Star Mosque, Dhakesshori temple, Lalbagh Fort, Sadarghat launch terminal, Armenian Church. Dhaka University Fine Arts Department, Shahid Minar, New Market.
Date: 02nd November Protected content am-5 pm)

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Cost: Protected content per person. This money for your transport, All tickets, Lunch(Haji Biriyani), Snacks, and tips.
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