25 Sept 2010

Today was a big day and we were totally spoiled by Mahbub the local SMEC office director as he showed us around Dhaka. Our first stop was a visited to Old Dhaka where we drove slowly through the market district.

Old Dhaka Best Rickshaw 01 Market Saleman 01 Dhaka Trader 04

We also went to visit the Bangladesh National Museum and had a photo taken on the steps as a group.

Dhaka Museum Guard 01

Next stop was the Lalbagh Fort. Lalbagh Fort is a 17th century Mughal fort complex that stands beside the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Lalbagh Fort consists of three buildings which includes a Mosque, the tomb of Pari-Bibi and a palace named Diwan-i-aam.

Lalbagh Fort 01 Lalbagh Fort 02

Visited the Savar National Maryrs Memorial – sacrifice of all those who gave their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. It is thought that over 3 patriots laid down their lives in this struggle for freedom. It is about 35kms from Dhaka.

Savar National Martyrs Memorial 03 Savar National Martyrs Memorial 02 Savar National Martyrs Memorial 01

Pass the Aasulia Brick Kilns – where a long part of the year it covered by water and a local romantic spot to watch the sun go down. Mahbub organised a boat to take us all out. Can you see the chimney stacks in the water?

Dhaka Brick Kilm Lakes 01 Aasulia Brick Kilns

Finished off the day with a lovely dinner at Mahbub’s private house. Simply a fantastic day out.

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