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What to do in Dhaka
Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, and it’s one of the most colourful, diverse, and blooming major cities in South Asia. It boasts of both modern and international architecture, combined with old world temples, mosques, and the greenest parks. So if you want to start exploring Asia, Dhaka in Bangladesh is the perfect springboard.
Discover just how amazing Dhaka’s architecture truly is and catch a cab to the National Assembly Complex. It’s quite the sight in person, plus it will give your travel photos a cultural but modern edge.
For a feel of the old, visit the vibrantly stunning Ahsan Manzil Palace, Lalbagh Fort, and the arches of Suhrawardy Udyan. Soak up the culture and history at the Liberation War Museum. Observe the incredible collection of ancient art at the Bangladesh National Museum too.
See the divine designs of Dhaka’s places of worship next. Add a pop of colour to your photos at the Dhakeshwari National Temple. Visit the golden Buddha of the Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery. Check out the starred domes of the Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque, the stunning Star Mosque, and Koshaituli Mosque. Then see the stars above at the Dhaka Planetarium.
If you’re travelling with kids, have a ball in the city’s amusement parks. Take your pick from Fantasy Kingdom, Shamoli Shishu Mela, and Shahbag Shishu Park. There’s also Nandan Park and Nandan Waterworld for a splashing good time.
Take home a piece of Dhaka with you and go shopping. For bargain lovers, Banga Baazar and New Market are the spots for you. For shopping centres, Bashundhara City Shopping Mall and Jamuna Future Park are the biggest in the city.
When to visit Dhaka
The best time to visit Dhaka is from September to March, when you can enjoy the best weather for exploring the city. And even though it’s peak season, you get to save more money when you book flights for October and November because they’re the cheapest times to fly to Dhaka.
You and other Australians need a visa to fly to Bangladesh and travel to Dhaka. Check out Smartraveller for more info and the Bangladesh High Commission in Australia to know how to apply for your visa.
Travelling to and around Dhaka
Your flight will be bound for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, where you can take the bus or taxi to reach the city. You can travel around Dhaka by taxi, bus, auto-rickshaw, and cycle-rickshaws.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags now and book your Dhaka flights with Skiddoo today!
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