ONE DAY TRIP
Situated at shahbagh, the national Museum is a storehouse of our culture heritage. the museum has a vast collection of ancient sculptures, statues, coins, archaeological finds, silver filigree works, ivory objects, metal and stone images and coins, and ancient and medieval manuscripts, as well as paramount exhibits of paintings, calligraphy and handicrafts from Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim periods.
AHSAN MANZIL AND MUSEUM
Built in the old baroque style in 1872 by Nawab Abdul Gani, one of the wealthiest landowners of Dhaka, Ahsan Manzil has been one of the landmarks of old Dhaka. The gorgeous building, painting bright pink, was covered into a museum after the country's independence to preserve its architectural Heritage.
Built in 1678 by the viceroy of Bengal Mohammad Azam, son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb, the fort has a three-storied structure with slender minarets at the southern gate and a well laid out garden. It has several hidden passages and a massive 3-domed mosque. Adjacent to the fort are the tomb of Pari Bibi, the daughter of the Mughal governor Shaista khan, and the residence and bath house of Shaista khan himself. The far has a small museum that exhibits a collection of the arms and ammunitions and coins used in the 17th 18th centuries.
Spread over nearly 600 acres of land at the heart of the city the University of Dhaka is the oldest and the biggest University of Bangladesh, and one of the finest centres for higher learning in the region. Established in 1921, the University has nearly 30,000 students and a 1500 strong faculty.
The Kamlapur Buddhist Monastery and the international Buddhist Monastery at Merul, Badda are two notable Buddhist temples of Dhaka.
The graceful monument situated near the Dhaka Medical Collage Commemorates the martyrs of the historic language movement of 1952.
Dhaka has a number of old churches of which the Armenian Church (1681), St. Mary's cathedral (1677) at Tejgaon are the most prominent.
A splendid piece of architecture, Banga Bhaban is the official residence of the president of the people's Republic of Bangladesh, situated across the park from Gulistan, is beautiful piece of architecture reflecting the country's cultural heritage.
Situated at Segun Bagicha, Muktijuddha Museum possesses a rice collection of rare photographs of liberation war and articles used by the freedom fighters.