Kawran Bazaar

Kawran Bazaar is the biggest and most famous wholesale general market in Dhaka City. All kinds of vegetables, fish, rice and other commodities are supplied to the small markets from here. At the end of eighteenth century Kawran Singh, a Marwari merchant, first established the bazaar Later it was extended and developed into 1255 stores, of which 55 are owned by Dhaka City Corporation. There is no holiday in the market, which operates a 24 hours a day but the early morning is the peak hour for the wholesale and fish markets. Starting at 12 A.M, the vegetables and goods come from around the country. Many trucks and pick-ups carry and bring commodities here from different places. The gathering of clients becomes concentrated in the early morning, around 4-7 O'clock, when the small markets open. As many clients watch movies during the nights, the restaurants of Kawran Bazaar are opens 24 hours, and sell delicious Bangla dishes. Comparatively the price of food in these restaurants is high. A residential hotel, tea-stalls, pan and cigarettes shops can be found at the bazaar. Many prominent newspapers, TV stations, media centers, government agencies and multinational companies' head offices are situated in the Kawran Bazaar area. The five star hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon is situated just near the bazaar.