A Mirror of Bangladesh
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02 Aug 2018

Bangladesh National Zoo, Dhaka.

Bangladesh National Zoo are wildlife conservation through collection and breeding of rare and endangered species of wild animals, research & education and recreation. Conservation of wild animal’s diversity, education and research on wild animals and promotion of public awareness about these species of animals. All the exhibits are correctly named and described. Endangered and extinct species are illustrated with elaborate description along with.
About 4 million visitors visit Bangladesh National Zoo every year. It is a center for healthy recreation of peoples of all ages and corners. Calm environment of the zoo attracts people to gate relief from the bustle and monotony of urban life.
Dhaka Zoo is the most favorite place to the kids. This is the largest zoo in Bangladesh. Many species of animals are available here: Monkeys, Snakes, Ziraf, Tiger, Lion, Birds, and mamy many other.
Entrance feces:
Main gate entrance fee above two years Tk. 30.00 BDT, Zoo museum entrance fee Tk. 05.00 BDT.
Children are free entry ages of below 02 years and students are half with show ID card (with condition).
Sunday Closed
Monday 9AM–6PM
Tuesday 9AM–6PM
(National Mourning Day) 9AM–6PM
Hours might differ
Thursday 9AM–6PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday 9AM–6PM

02 Aug 2018

The Museum of Independence

The Museum of Independence was opened to public on March, 2015 on 45th Independence Day of Bangladesh. The museum is part of a 67-acre complex at Suhrawardy Uddyan, the site from whereSheikh Mujibur Rahman gave his historic speech declaring the struggle for independence, and where the Pakistani forces surrendered after the War of Liberation.

This Museum in the Suhrawardy Udyan has history associated with it. It was from this Place that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had made the historic Speech for Struggle for Independence in March 1971 and within 9 months or so it was here that Pakistani Forces surrendered in December 1971 and Bangladesh was born as an Independent Country.

The Museum of Independence first underground museum in Bangladesh. A long terracotta mural runs along the entire length of the complex, depicting the struggle of independence and quotes from Bengali poets from both Bangladesh and West Bengal, India.

The museum has a collection of over 300 historic photographs in 144 glass panels that depict the history of Bangladesh. The gallery also showcases some of the significant archaeological sites and monuments of Bangladesh. A replica of the table, where the eastern zone commander of Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi signed the surrender document, is kept in the gallery.


Visiting Hours:

April to September (Summer)      Sat – Wed : 10.30 AM – 17.30 PM         

                                                          Friday : 15.00 PM – 20.00 PM

October to March (Winter)           Sat – Wed : 10.30 AM – 17.30 PM

                                                          Friday : 15.00 PM – 20.00 PM

Ramadan                                         Sat – Wed : 10.00 AM – 16.00 PM

Weekly Holiday : Thursday and Government Holiday and during the Ramadan Thursday and Friday.

Entry Fees:

    • Bangladeshi Citizens : 20 Taka
    • Children (3 – 12 Years) : 10 Taka
    • Citizens of SAARC Countries : 20 Taka
    • Other Foreign Citizens : 100 Taka
01 Aug 2018

Bangladesh national Museum, Dhaka

Bangladesh National Museum situated at Shahbag in Dhaka. Things of historical and cultural heritage of our country and world civilization are kept here for display. In the British period the governor of Bengal Lord Karmichel inaugerated Dhaka Museum is a room of the then secretariat in 1913. In 1983 this museum was shifted at its present building with the status of national museum. The Museum stands on 8 acres of land and has four floors with 43 galleries to exhibit different items.


1. Introduction of Bangladesh. 2. Rural Bangladesh. 3. Royal Bengal Tiger in it’s natural environment. 4. Rocks & minerals 5. Flora & fauna 6. Birds 7. Elephants 8. Boats of Bangladesh 9. Pottery 10. Terra cota 11. Metal, Wooden & Terra cota sculpture 12. Stone sculpture 13. Architecture of Bangladesh 14. Coin, Medal & Ornaments.


1. Metal & glass crafts. 2. Porcelain crafts. 3. Leisure & entertainment. 4. Dolls & history of dolls in Bangladesh. 5. Musical instruments of Bangladesh. 6. Garments. 7. Nakshi Katha. 8. Wooden crafts of Bangladesh-1. 9. Wooden crafts of Babgladesh-2 10. Manuscript, Cover picture, letters & documents. 11. Art of Eid & Muharram and miniature art. 12. Arts of Zoynul Abedin. 13. Memorable and venerable personalities and their sculpture. 14. Mukti Juddho – 1
15.Mukti Juddho – 2


1. Manuscript, Cover Photo, Letters & Documents. 2. Ancient Art and miniature. 3. Zoynul Abedin Gallery. 4. Contemporary Art -1 5. Contemporary Bangladesh. 6. Historic Documents & successful son of the soil. 7. Picture of the successful son of the soil. 8. Martyred Intellectuals. 9. Mukti juddho -1 10. Mukti Juddho – 2 11. World Art – 1 12. World Art -2
13. Picture of world’s Important Personalities

N.B. There is also a nice auditorium with all modern facilities and a gallery in the museum building. Various programs and exhibitions are arranged regularly in the auditorium and in the gallery.

Visiting Hours:

April to September (Summer)      Sat – Wed : 10.30 AM – 17.30 PM         

                                                          Friday : 15.00 PM – 20.00 PM

October to March (Winter)            Sat – Wed : 10.30 AM – 17.30 PM

                                                          Friday : 15.00 PM – 20.00 PM

Ramadan                                         Sat – Wed : 10.00 AM – 16.00 PM

Weekly Holiday : Thursday and Government Holiday and during the Ramadan Thursday and Friday.

Entry Fees:

    • Bangladeshi Citizens : 20 Taka
    • Children (3 – 12 Years) : 10 Taka
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries : 20 Taka
  • Other Foreign Citizens : 100 Taka
25 Jul 2018

Shalbon Bihar, Mainamati

Shalbon Bihar, Mainamati an isolated ridge of low hills in the eastern margins of deltaic Bangladesh, about 8 km to the west of Comilla town is a very familiar name in our cultural heritage, where archaeological excavations have revealed very significant materials. A landmark of our ancient history, it represents a small mass of quasi-lateritic old alluvium. The ridge, set in the vast expanse of the fertile lower Meghna basin, extends for about 17 km north-south from Mainamati village on the Gumti River to Chandi Mura near the Lalmai railway station. In its widest parts, the ridge is about 4.5 km across and its highest peaks attain a height of about 45 metres. These highlands were once thickly wooded with an abundance of wild life, but modern developments have rudely disturbed its serene and idyllic setting.

The twin names – Lalmai- Mainamati – of the place have significant link with the past: Lalmai or the southern part is identical with Lalambi-vana of the Chandra epigraphs, while the northern part recalls the name of the legendary Chandra queen ‘Maynamati’, mentioned in local ballads and folk-songs. The archaeological finds have now established beyond any doubt that the cultural and political centre of ancient Vanga-Samatata (southeast Bengal) was located here. The glory and magnitude of that remarkable past is emphatically manifest in the innumerable monuments, mounds and excavated remains, adequately supplemented by an impressive array of stray finds from the area.

The Discovery During the course of rebuilding the old axial road through these hills in 1875, workers accidentally uncovered the ruins of what at that time was thought to be ‘a small brick fort’. It was actually a Buddhist monastery. Some 72 years earlier (1803), from the same area, was discovered the first Mainamati relic, the copperplate of Ranavankamalla Harikaladeva, dated 1220 AD, which records a description of the capital city of Pattikera as ‘adorned with forts and monasteries’. The name now survives in the modern Patikara pargana of the locality.

23 Jul 2018

Nandan Park, Savar, Dhaka

There are very few places in Bangladesh where people can have fun with family and kids. Nandan Park is one of them. It has nice setups and design such as Water coaster, Moon racer, Paddle boat, Cable Car Caterpillar, Tilt-a-whirl, Bumper car, Net-a-ball, Iceland, Zip slide etc. 5D movie is interesting. It is a huge park with natural beauty and that is why it is enjoyable time passing experience even if you just walk around without any rides.

23 Jul 2018

Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil:

Ahsan Manzil is one of the most historical places in Bangladesh. Its situated in the midst of old town, just beside the bank of Buriganga River. The magnificent architecture was the first thing that attracted me to the palace; its rich history is what kept me intrigued. It reflects the lavish lifestyle of the Nawab dynasty, and portrays the economical circumstances it experienced in its earlier life as a trading house for the French. Later on, it became the residence of Khwaja Abdullah after the English-French war in the 18th century. New additions to the old building and renovations has made this beautiful monument into ever popular pink palace it is today.

A huge green lawn welcomed us as we entered the premises and the smell of the old, creaking house enthralled us as to how something so ancient could remain so alive. Everything from the utensils to armours to sofas and beds were put on display Reading through the small notes under each item, I thought to myself: at which point did I begin to appreciate history? Apparently, right then.

The balcony looks out into the river and we could see small boats perched to take on passengers for a ride. I couldn’t help but wonder how it worked for the Nawabs.

23 Jul 2018


Wari-Bateshwar is one of the most historical places in Narsingdi, Bangladesh. Wari-Bateshwar is an archaeological site located at Belabo and Shibopura upzilas of Narsingdi district. Unearthed by archaeologists in 2000, it is believed to be a citadel or fortified city, which is now buried underground. According to radio-carbon dating, the well-planned settlement is believed to be as old as 2,500 years old.

The discovery of Wari-Bateshwar is an interesting story. Wari and Bateshwar are two adjacent villages. In 1933, at Wari village, some local diggers found a pot full of ancient coins. Hanif Pathan, a local school teacher, collected 20 to 30 of the ancient coins from them and at different times, he found some archaeological artifacts in the village. He told his son, Habibullah Pathan, of his finds and the latter started to research the sites.

In 1996, an archaeological survey of the area was done. In 2000, a group of teachers and students from Jahangirnagar University’s archaeology department went on a digging expedition and uncovered part of the lost city of ‘Wari-Bateshwar’. The archaeological dig is continuing under the supervision of Sufi Mostafizur Rahman, a professor of JU, and his organisation, Oitihya-Onneswan.

The ancient site is very important to the history of Bangladesh and the Indian Subcontinent as a whole.

Wari-Bateshwar was likely linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route from China to Europe, and it was connected to ancient Egyptian and Roman civilisations. Ancient pottery, like a rolled pot, which is from the Mediterranean, wired or bronzed pottery, which is from Southeast Asia, were found at Wari-Bateshwar which testify to our direct or indirect trade with those regions.

The discovery of 50 archaeological sites in the Wari-Bateshwar area, stones and stone fossils from prehistoric era, wooden tools, and references in the history of the region are significant. Wari-Bateshwar was probably the oldest city in Bangladesh.


23 Jul 2018


Lalbag kella is one of the most historical place of Bangladesh. Its situated at bank of river Burigonga. Lalbag Kella is an imperfect fort that is located at the Lalbagh of Old Dhaka. The construction was initiated under the direction of Azam Shah the third son of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb during 1678. His construction was thwarted as he was summoned back to Delhi to fight against the Marathi. Later on Shayesta Khan continued the construction during 1680. But unfortunately his daughter Iran Dukht (Pori Bibi) had died that time and he considered this fort as a bad omen, and thus he never completed this task anymore (after 1684).

The Lalbag fort  has three main edifices apart from the fort itself. It has a three domes mosque at the western side, and a Hammam Khana at the eastern side. Middle of these two it has a tomb (of Pori Bibi). This tomb was built using rich materials (considering that time) like marble stone, black basalt, etc. At the center chamber of this square shaped complex the beloved daughter of Shayesta Khan was buried.

The fort has three main facades and only one is open these days. These gates are at the northern side of the fort. At southern side it has several high walls which were the part of the main fortification. I believe these were designed to be a part of the high pathway for patrolling. This fort was totally abandoned for a long period. Later it was renovated, but still the only remaining portion of the wall is in very dilapidated condition.

Ticket, Opening and Closing:

This fort remains open Tuesday to Saturday. The ticket price is 5 taka for the kids. And 20 taka for the adults. For the foreigner its 100 taka per person.

22 Jul 2018

Sardarbari coming back to life soon

The Boro Sardarbari is one of the most significant structures in the 800 plus years old Panam Nagar, situated at Sonargaon of Narayanganj around 40 kilometres off the capital, Dhaka.The structure has been abandoned as it became unlivable and risky like all other buildings in the Panam Nagar.Now the government in association with Korean Youngone group is working to restore the heritage building.After the restoration work ends in December this year, the government will reopen it for public in March next year.

The building has been abandoned several years back as it became unliveable and risky like all other buildings in the Panam Nagar. But now it is being restored by the government. Korean Youngone group financed the restoration project that initially had a budget of Tk 10 crore. However, the works will be completed within Tk 7 crore, Abu Sayeed added. The restoration works began after the restorers collected photographs and pictures of all the walls, roofs and detailed craftworks of the heritage building. This will ensure that the building will regain its glorious original look, once the restoration job is done. “It is believed that this building was constructed during the regime of Musa Kha, son of Barabhuiyan Isa Kha. We can assume this because there is a gate honouring Musa Kha. Many designs inside the Sardarbari were made in line with the Musa Kha gate,” Abu Sayeed said when a team from The Daily Star Online went to visit the archaeological site.The roof of this building is constructed with brick chips and nothing else.“The right side of this building is 400 years old. The roof of this building is constructed with brick chips and nothing else. It has high durability. During the regime of Islam Kha in 1608, this used to be called Bangalee roof.”“In the second floor, the Jamindars or the Sardars who lived there, constructed a puja mandap. Its structure tells us that this used to be a Hindu temple. The structure of Sardarbari speaks of different times,” he added.The Boro Sardarbari is one of the most significant structures in the 800 plus years old Panam Nagar, situated at Sonargaon of Narayanganj around 40 kilometres off the capital, Dhaka. “When it was constructed during the Mughal era, they used wooden beams. They replaced them with railway slippers after the railway era began. During the Pakistan regime, they used steel sheets. After independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971, this building became a museum from 1980,” he said.This building is the symbol of the warm business environment that prevailed in the city.

22 Jul 2018

Sundarbans- Magical Mangrove

Sundarbans, like Cox’s Bazar Beach, is another pride for Bangladesh, being the largest mangrove forest in the world. And it is called The Magical Mangrove, rightfully, for the variety of biodiversity it offers. It is the abode of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers.


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