Ahsan Manzil Museum Dhaka city Bangladesh

Ahsan Manzil Museum

Dhaka – A Heritage City

You must have come across advertisements that call you to visit Bangla and especially Dhaka. A city that owns a tradition of being a Royal host to its guests. In Hindi which we call ‘A Shahi Mehman Nawazi’. One should visit Bangladesh and Dhaka city once to experience different aspects of life.

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Located on the banks of the river Budhi Ganga, it is the largest city in the country. Apart from being a capital city, it is also the industrial and administrative center of Bangladesh. Paddy, sugarcane, and tea are traded here. Dhaka has a population of about 11 million (2001: population: 9,002), making it the eleventh-largest city in the world. Dhaka has its own history and is known as the city of mosques in the world

The unforgettable History

A city that never forgets its history can make the future brighter. Dhaka has taken care of many historical monuments to learn and motivate from history.

During the Mughal rule, Dhaka was known as Jahangir Nagar. It was then the capital of the province of Bengal. The present Dhaka city was built in British occupation in the thirteenth century. Soon after Calcutta, Dhaka became the second-largest city in Bengal. After partition, Dhaka became the capital of East Pakistan. In 1972, it became the capital of Bangladesh.

Don’t miss these places in Dhaka

National Monument: This monument is Located at 35km from Dhaka.  This Monuments is dedicated to Bengali freedom fighters, and millions of soldiers.

Lalbagh Fort: This fort was built by Shahzada Muhammad Azam, son of Emperor Aurangzeb. This fort is a witness to India’s first independence war.  When the locals rebelled against British soldiers in British soldiers took refuge here.

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum: This museum is located in Dhanmondi. Earlier it was the residence of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the President of Bangladesh. This museum contains a collection of rare objects related to the life and times of Bangabandhu. Here the rebels were killed along with their family.

Liberation Bar Museum: This museum is located in the Segun Bagh area. This museum contains memories related to Bangladesh’s independence struggle. The independence struggle of Bangladesh lasted for nine months.

Ahsan Manzil Museum: This museum is on the bank of the Budhi Ganga river in Dhaka.  The building has now been renovated and converted into a museum. This museum is a symbol of the cultural richness of Bangladesh. The building has 31 rooms. It also has a large knob, which is visible from a distance. It has 23 galleries. This gallery shows photographs, furniture, and objects used by the Nawabs.

Dhaka Zoo: Also known as Mirpur Zoo. Various animals and birds have been set up at the zoo. Exotic livestock can also be seen here. The zoo also houses the Royal Bengal Tiger.

National Park: This park is located 40 km north of Dhaka city in Rajendrapur. The park covers an area of more than thousand acres. The park has picnic facilities and boating facilities.

Central Shaheed Minar: This tower is a symbol of Bengali nationalism. The Central Martyr Tower is dedicated to the linguistic movement that took place in 1952. Thousands of people flock here every year on February 21st. The festival is celebrated on this day. The festival runs until midnight.

A culture that unites all.

Bangladesh has a rich and diverse culture. Its deep-rooted tradition is fully reflected in its architecture, dance, literature, music, painting, and clothing. Bangladesh’s three primary religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam) have a major influence on its culture and history. The people of Bangladesh have a rich mythological heritage, with the first available form of literature being more than a thousand years old. In the medieval period, Bengali literature, along with popular poets like Chandi Das, Daulat Kazi, and Alol, developed.

The traditional music of Bangladesh is similar to the Indian subcontinent. The music of Bangladesh can be divided into three main classes – classical, modern and folk. Both sound and music are joy in classical music Bangladesh. Ustad Ayat Ali Khan and Ustad Ala-ud-din are two famous classical players who are internationally renowned. Modern music is becoming more popular and widely practiced. Contemporary, pop songs and bands are also enjoying more widespread popularity, but are mainly popular in Dhaka city areas.

Tribal dances are very popular in Bengalis. In rural areas, girls have a habit of dancing to popular folk music. There is no such rule in their dance, just a little patience and a great deal of rhythm. Popular songs such as Shairi and Zari were performed simultaneously by both male and female artists.

Another important aspect of Dhaka culture is clothing. Bangladeshi women usually wear saree, a world-renowned and expensive, finely textured quilted fabric made by women from a village. Women traditionally wear hair, which is known as the “beanie style”. Traditionally, Hindus used dhoti for religious purposes. Nowadays most men in Bangladesh wear shirts and pants.

 “FISH AND RICE MAKE A BENGALI”

In the adjacent Indian state of West Bengal, Bangladesh shares a common Bengali culture, language, and history with its neighbours. This shared culture also shares food – many dishes are shared across borders and are commonly called Bengali cuisine.

Bangladeshi people are diehard fish lovers. It is said that a Bengali can have fish at lunch and dinner throughout the year. Other than fish Chicken Curry is one of the favourite non-vegetarian dishes of most of the Bengali people. It is not like that Bengalis only prefer nonveg food. Food menus like Bhendi Bhaji (Fried Okra), a Dal with mouth-watering flavour of onion and garlic, Pulao with mix veggies, Singara (A famous Bengali dish like a samosa) are one of the most favourite food of Dhaka residents.

Bengali people have taken care of their traditional businesses. That makes Bangladesh an economically important nation in the world. Textile, agriculture, infrastructure, IT are some of the major employment providing sectors. Being the capital of Bangladesh. Dhaka is a center for many businesses in various sectors. One should visit Dhaka to experience their Royal Hosting and find some more space to spread business wings.

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