Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka City

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Gaze upon the stately pink palace of Ahsan Manzil. Originally built in the 19th century by a rich landowner, the building changed hands many times and fell into disrepair. Renovation in the 1980s returned it to its original splendor, using photographs of each room for reference. Observe lavish decor and artifacts on the interior, and consider bringing along a picnic to enjoy in the palace's scenic grounds. Be prepared for crowds of sightseers. Take a look at our Dhaka City vacation planner to schedule your visit to Ahsan Manzil and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    For visitor of Dhaka, and one want to know about history of Dhaka. Then Ahsan Manjil is the must visit place. Ahsan Monjil was the official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka. The build...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This building used to be the Government Building during the British years in Dhaka. Apparently, it had been converted in a Museum. Located in the heart of Old Dhaka, where all the traders and shoppers...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Historical place of Bangladesh. Good place to go along with your full family member. specially your child may like.  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    One of the tourist and historical place in Dhaka city. Nice environment to spend​ time here with friends and family. You have to take about 3 to 4 hours to enjoy its architectural​ beauty. You should visit here if you are a visitor in Dhaka city. Thank you.
  • May 19, 2017
    Good place to visit. You can visit thos historical place with your family. The route to go there contains heavy traffic jam. So take time to go. Have a nice visit
  • May 7, 2017
    The symbol of the architectural design of old dhaka. The palace was once the face of Dhaka city. However transportation is not so convenient here. One should bring his/ her own car to travel this historic place. The place remains crowded on daytime.
  • July 6, 2017
    The museum inside the palace is nicely arranged. These days that light pink color is spoiling the supreme beauty of it.
  • April 27, 2017
    Very good visiting place to spend. 2 to 3 hours is enough to visit all the areas. You can't take your bag, mobile and other belongings in to the main museum building.

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