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27 Aug 2018

Bangabandhu Safari Park, Gazipur

Bangabandhu Safari Park, Gazipur  is the best tourist spot near the capital city Dhaka in Bangladesh. You will get the taste of visiting wild Africa here. It is new and attractive visiting place. It is mostly known as Gazipur Safari Park. This Safari Park of is enriched with such kind of thrill. After getting inside the park, you will see tiger, lion, kangaroo and even dinosaur. But these are not alive. All of these animals are sculptures indeed for welcoming the visitors. The whole park consists of about 4909 acres of land. At present, 31 local and international species of animals are seen here. The authority has built a her barium of about 300 types of trees. The tourists, the students and the researchers can obtain huge knowledge from this museum. You can start your visiting with “Tiger safari”. It is a big and safe restaurant surrounded with glasses so that you can see the roaring tigers and take coffee or tea. The workers of the park can call the tigers and they respond to him. Your feeling will be that you are watching National Geographic or Animal Planet channel. After that you can start visiting with using Micro bus. After thrilling with tigers you can come to the kingdom of lions. You can talk to them as you like. But never try to open the window of the microbus. You can see also white lion here. Moving your transport forward you will see bear, deer, zebra, African wildebeest and more. The elephants are adorable. They will salute you according to the order of worker of the park. You can watch giraffes going to nearer to them. Don’t disturb them and take some snaps. You have to use transport for moving and visiting some areas. You should walk watching the other areas. Now you can enter in the birds safari. If you wish you can take photograph with Macao keeping on your shoulder. Grey parrots are very much attractive and beautiful. Another great area of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park is Fancy Ducks Garden. You will see a lake here. Get on a boat and watch big black swans, white swans etc. Try to look at the beauty of various kinds of birds. Never forget to visit the areas of crocodile, vulture, emu, ostrich etc. Make a visit to see python and various reptiles. It will be enjoyable if you see peacock. The two lakes and the other watery zones are fantastic to enjoy for the tourists.

Entry and visiting cost of Gazipur Safari Park Entry fee: BDT 50/per adult For Kid: BDT 20 Foreign visitors: $5 or Bangladeshi currency (TK 450) Food: Inside park (light food available) Safari by AC Bus for Adult: 100 Tk For Kids: 50 Tk (The bus will take you into the Lion and Tigers area. Don’t worry about your safety. You will be fully secured) Living with Bird: 10 Tk Living in the Jungle: 10 TK Paddle Boat riding: 50 TK.

27 Aug 2018

Foy’s Lake, Chattogram

Foy’s Lake is a theme park located in the heart of Chattogram, in Foy’s Lake. Theme park is located in the same complex as Sea World and Foy’s Lake Resorts. The Foy’s Lake theme parks are located in a picturesque setting surrounded by hills, a lake and green forests located in Pahartoli, Chattogram on approximately 320 Acres of land. Chattogram is a major port city of Bangladesh located south of Dhaka with good transport links from the capital. Chattogram is considered by many as the most beautiful district of the country due to its natural beauty comprising of the seaside, hills, rivers, forests and valleys.

Amusement World is a dry park with the usual theme park rides and attractions as well as boat rides on the lake, landscaping, restaurants, concerts with floating stages, scenic walking trails and many other fun activities. It even boasts a resort hotel. We have something for every age and taste. The biggest attraction is the beauty of the lake and its surrounding hills. Our park is right in the middle of it so you can have the fun and thrills as well as the serenity and peacefulness of Foy’s Lake. It also hosts many corporate picnics and other events.

The brand new Foy’s Lake Resort is a unique getaway in Chattogram where you can stay in luxurious accommodation while enjoying the natural beauty of Foy’s Lake and the entertainment of its two theme parks.

How to go

It is located in Pahartali, Northern part of Chattogram. You can go to the Foy’s lake by Bus, Auto Rickshaw, and Tempu or by other private vehicle. It will take about half an hour from Chittagong city by auto rickshaw.

Dhaka and Chattogram are linked by road. You can take a bus from Dhaka to reach the district of Chittagong. Some of the bus services are listed below for our assistance.

1. Saudia Paribahan
Arambag, Phone: +88-02-7102465
Gabtoli, Phone: +88-02-8018445
Kalabagan, Phone: +88-02-9124792

2. S Alam
Contact: +880 31 636997, 611426

3. Hanif Enterprise
Panthpath: 0173-402670

Where to Stay

There are many hotels available in Chattogram. Some of them have been mentioned below for your help.

1. Hotel Park
Address: 627, DT Road, Kadamtoli Chattogram
Contact: 01819-388011

2. Hotel Golden Inn
Address: 336 Station Rd Chattogram
Contact: 611 004

3. Asian SR Hotel
Address: 291 Station Rd Chattogram
Contact: 031-2850346-8, 01711-889555

4. Hotel Landmark
Address: 3072, Sheikh Mujhibar Road, Agrabad, Chattogram
Contact: 031-813598/727299

5. Hotel Dream International Ltd
Station Road, Chattogram, Bangladesh
01829-440044

17 Aug 2018

National Parliament House

The Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh and the first Parliament held their sittings in the building that now houses the Prime Minister’s Office and which is often referred as the old Shangshad Bhaban (old Parliament House). The second Parliament also held most of its sittings in that building, the last sitting being on 10 July 1981. It was during the tenure of the second Parliament that the present Parliament building, or Shangshad Bhaban, located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, became functional. Its eighth, and incidentally the last session, commenced on 15 February 1982 in the new building.

The legislative enclave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar is among the largest legislative complexes in the world and is bound by Rokeya Sarani to the east, Mirpur Road to the west, Lake Road to the north and Manik Mian Avenue to the south. Its total area is approximately 200 acres. Situated in the enclave are the impressive structure of the Parliament Building, a Members hostel, residences for parliamentary functionaries, two large lush green lawns and a lake. Residences of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, which were included in the master plan for this enclave are yet to be constructed.

The design of the Parliament Building, made by the famous architect Professor Louis I. Kahn, was evolved from the basic human requirement of protection from the glare and fury of nature. This has been achieved through the overall arrangement of the complex in different groups of buildings in which normal external lines are deeply recessed by porticoes with huge geometric openings on its outer facade, forming the visual characteristics of the building. Thus conventional methods of protecting external windows have been effectively substituted, resulting in the compositional effect of these huge openings, befitting the scale of the building. The use of exposed concrete walls to contrast the surrounding buildings with exposed brick exteriors, merges with the land and its culture. The lake on three sides of the main building, extending up to the Members hostel not only creates visual relief for the beholder but also echoes the riverine beauty of Bangladesh. The entire complex has a floor area of 8,23,000 sq. ft. in the main building, 2,23,000 sq. ft. in the South Plaza and 65,000 sq. ft. in the Presidential Plaza.

The Parliament Building consists of three major components: the South Plaza, the Presidential Plaza and the main Building. The South Plaza, gradually rising to 20′ height, serves as the visual base as well as the formal entrance to the Parliament Building. It contains:

controlling gates;
a driveway;
a main mechanical plant room;
a large car parking space;
a telephone exchange;
offices of maintenance engineers;
equipment stores; and
an open plaza with steps and ramps leading directly to the main building.

The Presidential Plaza to the north, serves as an intimate plaza for MPs and other dignitaries. It contains marble steps, a gallery and an open pavement. Its ground floor is partly open and partly occupied by stores. The Parliament Building itself consists of nine individual blocks of which, eight peripheral blocks rise to a height of 110′ while the octagonal block rises to a height of 155′. All of these nine blocks surrounding the ambulatory contain different groups of functional spaces and have an interplay of different levels, inter-linked horizontally and vertically with corridors, lifts, stairs, light courts and circular areas. All have blended into a harmonious whole.

The total seating capacity in the Parliament Chamber is 354 plus the podium and two V.I.P. galleries. The Chamber has a maximum height of 117′ with a parabolic shell roof at its top. There is here a splendid feature: a clear story above the parabolic shell that lets in daylight, which reflects from the surrounding walls and octagonal drum filters into the Parliament Chamber, demonstrating the ability of Louis Khan to combine architecture with light. The artificial lighting system of the Parliament Chamber has been devised in such a manner that it does not obstruct the infiltration of daylight. A composite chandelier, consisting of a metallic web, supports the individual light fixtures and is itself suspended from the parabolic shell.

At the upper levels of this block are the visitors and press galleries as well as communication booths, which overlook the Parliament Chamber. Among others, it also contains at level one, a library, MPs lounges at level three, and Party rooms at the upper level. The main committee rooms are located in one of the peripheral blocks at level two. All parliamentary functionaries, including Ministers and chairpersons of some of the Standing Committees, have offices in this building, as does the Parliament Secretariat.

Source: http://www.parliament.gov.bd/

17 Aug 2018

Bashundhara City is a shopping mall in Dhaka

Bashundhara City  is a shopping mall in Dhaka and the second largest shopping mall in Bangladesh. Opened to the public on 6 August 2004, the mall located in Tejturi Bazar, West Panthapath, Dhaka-1215.

The mall has space for 2,325 retail stores and cafeterias and has a large underground gymnasium, a multiples cinema, a top-floor food court, an ice skating rink, and a theme park. The fully air-conditioned shopping mall with rooftop gardens is considered a modern symbol of the emerging city of Dhaka. Bashundhara City is one of the largest shopping malls in South Asia: up to 50,000 people visit daily.Bashundhara City is a 19 storey high building complex covering an area of 191200 sqft comprising an 8 storey podium containing Retail Spaces, Mega Stores, Theme Park, Cinemas and Food Court and a 19 storey Corporate Office of Bashundhara Group over 2 storey Health Club and Swimming Pool.The mall has ample recreational facilities on offer. There are over 2325 shops, several floors for accommodating office and business centre. The range of products and service is vast and the marketing is aggressive. A multi-screen movie theatre with digital sound system screens both local and international films. Each of the three parts of the theatre can accommodate 262 viewers. A bowling and billiard centre and video games are also here. Connoisseurs of food would like to visit the international food court that has 100 shops. They can enjoy cuisine and take to fast food shops and restaurants. Children are not going to be deprived, as a Theme Park is on the Levem-8. Decorated with replicas of Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and India Gate, the park can accommodate 160 children at a time. Kids take pleasure in roller coaster, bumper car, flying carpet and highway cars. For fitness, there is a world class gymnasium -‘Adonize Fitness Center’ that has gym, swimming pool and spa in it.At the disposal of the Group there is now a strong workforce with proven professional and technological skill who are well-geared to take on the challenges of the new millennium under demanding technical, economical and environment circumstances.

17 Aug 2018

Jamuna Future Park and Shopping Mall

Jamuna Future Park is a shopping mall in Baridhara, Dhaka and the largest shopping mall in Bangladesh with a gross lease able area of 1614586 sqf. The centrally air-conditioned shopping complex has seven floors, equipped with its own 45 MW power plant and WiFi internet. The lower basement and middle basement floor are reserved for car parking and a portion for a supermarket and a hypermarket. Level 1 is the base floor for all atria, facilities for live entertainment, musical and fashion shows. From the ground floor to the fifth floor, there are several categories of outlets, non-branded shops, banks, online booths and food courts. The fifth floor has space for a children’s theme park, gymnasium and a health club, two separate swimming pools for men and women, exhibition halls, banquet halls, international standard movie with seven individual halls, 22-lane bowling alley with karaoke facilities, and a musical and entertainment floor. 

17 Aug 2018

Boldha garden, Wari

Baldah Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens established in this part of Bengal. Narendra Narayan Roy Chaudhury, landlord of the Estate of Baldah, began creating it in 1909 and continued to add to it until his death in 1943. He simultaneously built up a museum collection, which was known as the Baldah Museum. The museum collections are now housed at the Bangladesh National Museum.

17 Aug 2018

Baldha garden, Dhaka

Baldha Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens established in this part of Bengal. Narendra Narayan Roy Chaudhury, landlord of the Estate of Baldah, began creating it in 1909 and continued to add to it until his death in 1943. He simultaneously built up a museum collection, which was known as the Baldah Museum. The museum collections are now housed at the Bangladesh National Museum.

17 Aug 2018

The National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh

The National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh make up the largest plant conservation center in Bangladesh, It is located at Mirpur in Dhaka, beside the Dhaka Zoo.The garden was established on 208 acres of land at Mirpur in 1961. It is divided into 57 sections and managed by the Forest Department under the Environment and Forest Ministry. There are cactus house, lily pond, Amazon lily pond, six lakes, tissue culture research centre, two nurseries, orchid house, two net houses, five shadow rooms, nine visitor’s sheds, three snake corners, eight toilets, two watchtowers, one artificial lake and Padma pond. 


Entry Fees

BDT 5 (Adult)
BDT 2 (Child)
BDT 3 (Study tour)

Opening time

9:00 AM in summer season (1st April to 30th September)
8:00 AM in winter season (1st October to 31th March)

Closing time

5.00 PM During March to November
4:00 PM during December to February
4. Holiday: Sunday

17 Aug 2018

The National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh

The National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh make up the largest plant conservation center in Bangladesh, It is located at Mirpur in Dhaka, beside the Dhaka Zoo.The garden was established on 208 acres of land at Mirpur in 1961. It is divided into 57 sections and managed by the Forest Department under the Environment and Forest Ministry. There are cactus house, lily pond, Amazon lily pond, six lakes, tissue culture research centre, two nurseries, orchid house, two net houses, five shadow rooms, nine visitor’s sheds, three snake corners, eight toilets, two watchtowers, one artificial lake and Padma pond. 


Entry Fees

BDT 5 (Adult)
BDT 2 (Child)
BDT 3 (Study tour)

Opening time

9:00 AM in summer season (1st April to 30th September)
8:00 AM in winter season (1st October to 31th March)

Closing time

5.00 PM During March to November
4:00 PM during December to February
4. Holiday: Sunday