Recently I’ve got a copy of the Lonely Planet travel guide 2008 edition. It suggest the travelers to spend 2 days to see the Dhaka city. Might be handy for the travelers who have that time to spend here.
- Start off by heading to the National Museum
- Afterwards travel serenely in a rickshaw to Dhanmondi’s Mirpur Road for lunch.
- In the afternoon, spend some time wondering around nearby Sohrawardi Park and Dhaka University.
- Next mooch on over to the Liberation War Museum for a lesson on the painful birth of a nation.
- At night, head to DIT II circle in Gulshan and choose one of the many fine restaurents as setting for the post-mortem of your day.
- An exploration of Old Dhaka is the only way to spend your second day in the city. Start with a leisurely wonder through Lalbag Fort and the next door Khan Mohammed Mridha’s mosque.
- From here walk in any direction, and you’ll find fantastic sites and unexpected adventures at every turn. Place yourself with a few cha (tea) breaks and delicious street snacks. Don’t miss out on Shakhari Bazar (Hindu Street) and Nazira Bazar, the birth place of Rickshaw Art.
- After lunch in one of the old town’s atmospheric eateries, blast on over to the fabulous Ahsan Manjil (The Pink Palace) and then, shortly before sunset, board a small boat at the chaotic Sadarghat Boat Terminal (Dhaka River Station) and drift out on the Buriganga river for a view of life at it’s grittiest.
- Wind down with an indulging dinner at Gulshan.
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