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Things to do in Dhaka

Dhaka – a bustling city with modern holiday attractions to offer

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and has recently experienced a surge of growth and development. Within the past few years, it has become a global city with high rise buildings, amusements parks, and 5-star hotels. This thriving city is the perfect place to spend a nonstop holiday seeing various attractions and engaging in different activities, so running out of things to do in Dhaka, will be the least of your worries.

 

Things to do in Dhaka

There is always things to do in Dhaka and the city is easy to navigate on rickshaw, bicycle, taxi, or bus.

 

Dhaka Museums and Historical Sights

There are several war museums found in the city that tell the story of Bangladesh’s history, as well as old forts which can be visited and toured.

 

Dhaka zoo

The Dhaka zoo is also a great spot to visit, with the colorful and exotic animals that reside here, like the Royal Bengal Tiger. You can also take a horse or elephant ride in the zoo.

 

Dhaka Shopping

Bazaars and markets can be found all over the city and you’ll be spoiled for choice of unique souvenirs to bring home.

 

Dhaka Nightlife & Night Clubs 

The nightlife scene in the city is phenomenal and there are a wealth of nightclubs, bars, and other entertainment venues to have fun in. Most expat clubs are interlinked and you can meet other tourists and visitors at places such as the American Club, the Nordic Club, and the International Club.

 

When to go to Dhaka

The climate in Dhaka is hot, humid, and tropical. The monsoon season is from May to October. Although the city is beautiful year round, be sure to pack accordingly when you visit. The Bengali New Year is on April 14th and is a great time of celebration and festivities.

 

Dhaka Art Summit

The Art Summit is an incredible annual art festival which takes place in Dhaka and shows art in a variety of media. Read more about Dhaka Art Summit here.

 

Dhaka Facts

Population14 399 000
CountryBangladesh
LanguageBengali
CurrencyBangladeshi Taka
Longitude90.375
Latitude23.7
AirportZia Intl, Bangladesh (DAC)

Dhaka average temperatures

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Dhaka - Swoosh and splash at Nandan Water Park

Nandan Water Park is a part of the amusement park Nandan Park in Dhaka. This is a great place to go together with your family. Bobble around in the wave pool, swoosh in the curve slides, splash around in the kids pool, dance in the rain and much more. As you can see the place has some fun to offer and since it is a combined amusement and water park you have the chance to experience the best out of two worlds during your day here!

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Dhaka - Family friendly Nandan Park

As Bangladesh’s largest family amusement park Nandan Park in Dhaka attracts a large amount of people every day. A visit here works perfect for a day together with your family since all the rides are made out so that no one will be scared. Other than fun and exciting rides this park also offers 5D Cinema Theater, Cable Car, Ica-Land and much more. And not to forget, the park is a combined amusement and water park, so a visit here will provide you with the best fun out of two worlds, just perfect. Another option if you’re on the hunt for a great amusement park in Dhaka is the popular Fantasy Kingdom! It is said to bring some of the famous Disneyland to Bangladesh and let’s face it, is there anyone who doesn’t like Disney?

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