An amalgamation of new world facilities and old world charm, Dhaka is the city of contrasts in terms of culture and heritage. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, which is located in the heart of Bengal delta on Buriganga River. With the population of more than 15 million, it is the largest city of Bangladesh and one of the largest cities in the world. It is one of the major cities of South Asia with a GDP of 217 billion $.
Dhaka was earlier known and Dacca. It was given the status of city in the year 1947. Dhaka is one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in the world that is attracting people from all parts of the world for investment and trade. The most interesting fact about Dhaka is that it is known as the ‘Rickshaw Capital’ of the world with approx. 4,00,000 Rickshaws running on the roads everyday.
Apart from business, many people come to Dhaka as tourists to explore its beauty. Dhaka is a modern city with traditional heritage. Dhaka has some beautiful places that are loved by the tourists and their camera lens. Some of the best tourist attractions of Dhaka are:
· The National Memorial
· Liberation War Museum
· National Parliament House
· Shahid Minar
· Lal Bag Fort
· Hatir Jheel
· Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery
· Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Navo Theatre
· Bangabandhu Memorial Museum