No matter where in the world you’ve just come from, Old Dhaka (Puran Dhaka) will side-swipe you with its overwhelming intensity, and leave impressions that will never fade. Time spent getting lost in its streets is time spent falling in love with this city.
For a souvenir of Bangladesh, you can’t beat a piece of rickshaw art. The place to find this art is in and around Bangshal Rd, popularly known as Bicycle Street. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, it’s still interesting to watch workers sawing and hammering away at made-to-order rickshaw accessories.