Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (The National Parliament Building)
at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, designed by the famous architect Louis I Kahn, is
known throughout the region for its distinctive architectural features. The
main building is surrounded by a lake which also doubles as a reflecting
pool and in set amidst spacious lawns.
Bangabhaban is the official residence of the head
of the state president of Bangladesh. Located in the capital Dhaka,
the building was built in 1964 as the office cum residence of the
provincial governor of the then East Pakistan. It was named as
Bangabhaban after the Independence.
This is a narrow street connecting Nawabpur Road with
Islampur Road. The street is flanked by shops with conch shell bangles, musical
instruments, statues and costumes. Islampur also boasts the guild of gold and
Sadarghat is one of the most remarkable areas in Dhaka,
situated a little left in front of the Ahsan Manzil. Sadarghat stands as a river
front on the famous river the Buriganga and related with the mainstream of
development during Mughal and British rule. Many historical remains of that
period still exists within this area.Now a days Sadarghat is one of the busiest
riverfront of Bangladesh from where big steamer, cargo vessels, motor launches
carry passengers as well as goods to from southern districts of Bangladesh.
Multipurpose trace activities involving huge number of traders within less than
a kilometer road between Sadarghat riverfront to Badamtoli is an overwhelming
experience for the foreign tourists also.
Located at Mirpur, near Dhaka Zoo, this garden
has a collection of nearly 100 species of local and foreign plants;
100 varieties of roses in the rose corner, 100 varieties of bamboo
in the bamboo grove. Open: Saturday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5 :00 p.m.
Situated at Bhawal, 40 kilometers north of Dhaka on
Trisal-Mymensingh highway, the National Park spreads on 16,000
acres, with national recreational forests and animals, including
small tigers, leopards, small bears, monkeys, porcupines and foxes.
There are 20 picnic spots and 6 rest-houses, which can be booked in
advance at the Divisional Forest office, Mohakhali, Dhaka. Tel:
Established on 230 acres of land, this zoo at
Mirpur has nearly 1500 animals and birds belonging to 128 species.
Busy enclosures are those of lions, Royal Bengal Tigers, panthers,
deer, monkeys, chimpanzees, pythons, malaysian tapir, orangotang,
crocodiles, and elephants, among others. Open: Daily 8:00 am- 6:00
pm. Tickets are available at the gate.
The Batali Hill is the highest hill within the Chittagong Metropolitan area. It
is situated in the Tiger Pass area of the city, only 1 km. from the Zero point.
From the peak of the Batali Hill one can have a clear birds eye view of the
city. a large number of people ascends at the top of the hill to fill their
lungs with the fresh air, and to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the sunset in
the Bay of Bangal. The tourists too have a glance of the mouth of the Karnafuli,
a comprehensive portion of the Bay of Bangal. the Jetties of the Chittagong Sea
port and a large portion of the city Chittagong.