Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Dhaka attractions

1. Ahsan Manzil

0.11 MILES

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 zamindar (landowner)…

3. Shankharia Bazar

0.33 MILES

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…

4. Star Mosque

0.44 MILES

This unusual mosque, with its striking mosaic decoration, dates from the early 18th century, although it has been radically altered. It was originally…

5. Sadarghat

0.48 MILES

Running calmly through the centre of Old Dhaka, the Buriganga River is the muddy artery of Dhaka and the very lifeblood of both this city and the nation…

6. St Thomas Church

0.51 MILES

Small gothic-style church built in 1819, home to the Anglican church in Bangladesh.

7. Chota Katra

0.56 MILES

This run-down Mughal-era structure dates from 1663, and was a caravanserai for visiting merchants. It was similar in design to nearby Bara Katra, but…

8. Kartalab Khan's Mosque

0.62 MILES

This historic mosque, founded in the 18th century, makes an architectural nod to the Bengali 'hut' style of temple building.