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The History of Curzon Hall

Curzon Hall is a structure in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that has an extremely fascinating history. It was significant in many political battles and is today a vital part of traditional education. The University of Dhaka has a School of Science division, of which the Curzon Hall is a part thereof. Its massive structure stands as a monument to the heritage of education in the city. Thus a dream that did not come true for its creator became as important as its original purpose was meant to be. Visiting Curzon Hall is not only a journey into the past, but it is an architectural masterpiece to marvel at.

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Bangladesh Prepares to Shine for Cricket World Cup

As Bangladesh gets ready to co-host the 2011 Cricket World Cup starting February 19; authorities in Dhaka have been hard at work freshening up the bustling city to welcome cricketers and cricket fans from around the world. Roads have been resurfaced, decorative street lights have been installed, and businesses and shops in the high-traffic areas of the city have been given a fresh coat of paint. Measures are being put into place to handle congested traffic, and the ever-present street hawkers are being relocated. Airports, guest houses, hotels, restaurants and even private homes have been asked to freshen up in preparation for the spotlight that will be shining on this cricket-crazy country in the weeks ahead.

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Presidential Palace of Bangabhaban

Bangabhaban is more than just a palatial building that currently serves as the residence of the President of Bangladesh. It is a building that has played a vital part in the heritage of Bangladesh and holds many fascinating and interesting secrets. The area on which Bangabhaban is constructed is mentioned as far back as 881 AH, and from this time the land has told a story of tragedy, triumph and of independence. Few visitors to Dhaka realize that this breathtaking palace is as much an attraction as it is a significant tale of the past and present of the city.

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Grand Trunk Road

Overland trade can be traced back as far as the third century, and numerous roads were carved into the landscape to assist in the transportation of goods and products. Over the centuries, transportation needs began to grow and improvements were made to accommodate the developing trade industry. One of these roads is still in existence today and is a vital trade route, as well as a significant part of the history of Bangladesh, namely the Grand Trunk Road. It is one of the longest roads in South Asia and a signature landmark in the country.

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Discover Noyabaad Mosque

Nayabad is a quaint village that is located on the banks of the Dhepa River in Bangladesh. It is situated in the Ramchandrapur Union and has one major attraction that sets the village apart from other destinations, namely the Noyabaad Mosque. It is a large structure that dates back to 1793 AD and shares a magnificent history with the village. Its detailed construction and breathtaking features makes the Noyabaad Mosque a fascinating and awe-inspiring site to visit, showcasing the extraordinary talents of the architects of the day.

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Shopping at Bashundhara City

Shopaholics visiting Bangladesh won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit South Asia’s largest shopping mall: Bashundhara City. Situated at Panthapath, Dhaka, Bashundhara City stands out with its interesting rotunda architecture and at a height of 21 stories, eight of which are dedicated to the mall. With space for 2 500 retail stores as well as various other features, this mall will keep you busy all day.

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Visiting Kushtia

The city of Kushtia, in the Kushtia District, cannot be described as an ancient town, but does have a rich and very colorful history. It is the birthplace of many legendary Bengalis and was the inspiration and home of many artistic figures. Today the city is known as Bangladesh’s largest tobacco producer, and has a variety of attractions and noteworthy sites for visitors to enjoy. Although Kushtia is not amongst the most popular or well known destinations in the country, it is most definitely worth the visit and many locals travel to Kushtia to pay tribute at the Lalon's Shrine.

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Dulahazra Safari Park

Bangladesh is a diverse country that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Tourists flock to the country to experience its unique culture, meet its friendly locals and enjoy the magnificence of the country’s wildlife. Many reserves and conservation projects have been established in Bangladesh to protect its rare wildlife and bird populations, and one such breathtaking eco-tourism initiative is the Dulahazra Safari Park. Located approximately a hundred kilometers outside of the tourist hotspot of Cox’s Bazaar, the Dulahazra Safari Park is perfectly located for visitors to enjoy day trips out to this wonderful conservation area.

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