St Thomas Church
Small gothic-style church built in 1819, home to the Anglican church in Bangladesh.
Dating from 1872, the must-see Pink Palace was built on the site of an old French factory by Nawab Abdul Ghani, the city’s wealthiest...
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Shankharia Bazar information
Clouds of incense and a bursting paintbox of colours signal a welcome to so-called Hindu Street . Lined on either side with old houses, garlands of lurid orange marigolds, and dark doorways leading to matchbox-sized shops and workshops, this can be an extremely photogenic part of Old Dhaka, as the shankharis (Hindu artisans) , whose ancestors came here over 300 years ago, busy themselves creating kites, gravestones, wedding hats and bangles carved out of conch shells.
The area is particularly flamboyant during Hindu festivals, but colourful year round.