Running calmly through the centre of Old Dhaka, the Buriganga River is the muddy artery of Dhaka and the very lifeblood of both this...
Khan Mohammed Mirdha’s Mosque
Some 500m west of Lalbagh Fort is Khan Mohammed Mirdha’s Mosque . Erected in 1706, this Mughal structure is stylistically similar to...
The Dhaka Project
Provides food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care for children from the slums of Dhaka. Very well established. Has a number...
Hussaini Dalan information
Lonely Planet review
A block north of the central jail is Hussaini Dalan, looking more like a Hindu rajbari (landowner’s palace) than an Islamic building. It was built in 1642 as the house of the imam of the Shi’ia community. Though the architecture seems baroque in inspiration, the original building was purely Mughal. It changed somewhat with restorations after the 1897 earthquake, when the roof collapsed. You can see a silver filigree model of the original building in the National Museum.