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.
We also went to visit the Bangladesh National Museum and had a photo taken on the steps as a group.
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.
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.
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?
Finished off the day with a lovely dinner at Mahbub’s private house. Simply a fantastic day out.