Faculty of Fine Art
The excellent National Museum, sprawling over several floors, begins with the geological formation of Bangladesh, whisks you through a...
Old High Court
The imposing old High Court, once the governor’s residence, is just north of Dhaka University’s main campus. It is the finest example in...
The best place for cultural performances is Shilpakala Academy , the national academy of fine art and the performing arts.
A popular and refined Chinese restaurant where you’re expected to dress sharp and enjoy the equally smart food.
Lonely Planet review
Beginning near the Old High Court and stretching all the way to the National Museum, Suhrawardi Park covers an enormous area. This was once a racecourse, where both the Bangladeshi Declaration of Independence and the surrender of Pakistani occupation forces took place in 1971. At night the park turns into an open-air market and also attracts hundreds of homeless who, living by the ‘safety in numbers’ motto, set up camp each evening on the pavements outside. A few unsavoury characters mean you should keep your wits about you at night around here.