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  • Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    Star Mosque

    It has been estimated that the original building of the Star Mosque in Dhaka, was done in the early nineteenth century, as it was commissioned by Mirza Golam Pir, who died in the year 1860. Over the centuries, additions have been made, but one feature has remained consistent, and it the blue star motifs that are found on the domes of the mosque and on the tiles on the interior of the ...

  • Museums in Bangladesh

    Liberation War Museum

    With an eternal flame burning at its entrance, the Liberation War Museum is dedicated to the memory of the sacrifices made by soldiers and civilians during the Bangladesh Liberation War which took place from 26 March to 16 December 1971. Located in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, the museum opened its doors to the public on 22 March 1996 inviting visitors to view the extensive ...

  • Art Galleries

    Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts

    Located in a superbly renovated residential building, the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts is an oasis of culture in the Dhanmondi suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Even before entering the actual gallery, visitors are embraced by the tranquility of the garden with its picturesque bamboo and luxuriantly fragrant Kathal Chapa tree. The name "Bengal Gallery" is etched on a woodblock amidst a mural of ...

  • Art Galleries

    Chitrak Gallery

    Located in the residential area of Dhanmondi in the city of Dhaka, the Gallery Chitrak not only displays works by renowned artists, but is also actively involved in a number of charitable works to assist children in need. While focusing primarily on promoting the work of local artists, Gallery Chitrak also highlights works by international artists.

  • Museums in Bangladesh

    National Museum

    Located in the suburb of Shahbag, in the city of Dhaka, is the biggest museum in Bangladesh. Its staggering collection of over eighty five thousand pieces are beautifully preserved in the twenty thousand square meter building, that is home to large exhibits. Originally established as the Dhaka Museum, in the year 1913, by Lord Carmichael, the museum developed into such a large establishment, ...

  • Museums in Bangladesh

    Folk Art Museum

    Just outside of the city of Dhaka, lies one of the most historic cities in Bangladesh, namely Sonargaon. With its magnificent ancient buildings and monuments, it is only fitting that this wonderful capital would become home to a museum that captures and preserves the traditions and culture of the people of Bangladesh. The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum, was established in ...

  • Art Galleries

    Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts

    The Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts is located in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Completed in 1955, the building was designed by architect Muzharul Islam, who is renowned for his significant role in introducing Bengali modernism in architecture, distinctly different from colonial and traditional forms of architecture, and yet retaining a rich sense of Bengali heritage for a ...

  • Art Galleries

    Saju Art Gallery

    Located in the Gulshan suburb of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, the Saju Art Gallery has been exhibiting superb works of art by local and international artists for more than three decades. As the owner of the gallery, Ramiz Ahmed Chowdhury Saju has become a well respected figure among artists, dealers, buyers and critics. Reputed to have the interests of the artists and community at ...

  • Regions

    Barisal Division

    Located in south-central Bangladesh, Barisal Division is one of the six divisions of the country, the other five being Chittagong Division, Dhaka Division, Khulna Division, Sylhet Division and Rajshahi Division. Barisal Division is divided into six districts (zillas), namely Barisal, Barguna, Bhola, Jhalokati, Pirojpur and Patuakhali, each with their own unique places of interest for ...

  • Places of Interest


    The archaeological site of Wari-Bateshwar in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh, has uncovered the remains of a city that is believed to date back to 450 BC. The ancient city was discovered near the Wari and Bateshwar villages, around 75 kilometers from Dhaka in the Narshingdi district of Bangladesh, and is considered to be of great archaeological significance.