Lalbag Fort, Dhaka City

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Visit Lalbag Fort, a 17th century Mughal complex that remains unfinished, but still popular. Although a Mughal prince, who later became emperor, began construction on the fort, the prince was then called to the capital Delhi by his father and construction was never completed. Nonetheless, visitors still flock here to observe its old architecture or to attend prayer at the mosque, which remains in use. At the mosque, admire Islamic art and wall designs, then head out to find a tomb and a palace in the larger fort complex. Consider visiting at night to catch the light show. Before you visit Dhaka City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • very nice place. inside the museum you will get the taste of past. also nice place to take pictures. but try not to go there when it is too hot weather.  more »
  • It is a small fort with historical value. But I appreciated it more because of the nice gardens around the sporadically situated buildings and small museum in it. Otherwise, it is a nice walk through ...  more »
  • The fort is worth a request lalbag. Please note the hours of operation. We have 200 taka on paid and without prior notice, the fort closed Friday after half an hour. This was nowhere. The fort itself is beautiful and the garden is nice to walk through it.
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  • All the history lovers will like it because of its main three buildings... The mosque, the museum are the best one... It's design also very attractive... Watch towers, water supply tunnels also beautiful...
  • Another historic place alive of Bangladesh. This place is a bit huge & much clean almost every side. u can go with ur family or friends to spend some good time. There is not much to see inside of those building but the place around is decent.
  • A beautiful place, with lush grounds and gorgeous gardens. A lovely piece of Bangladesh history, and a must-see for anyone interested in history and/or architecture. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Dhaka, and would recommend spending at least several hours here, simply resting and soaking in the serenity that is abundant in this place.
  • The best historical place in old Dhaka. It was made with a huge place. In the fort you can see many thing and feel free from Other places. Foe tourist this is one of the best place to visit. Love it
  • One of the most well-maintained historical monument in Bangladesh! It's a 400 years old fort with a rich history.If you come to visit Bangladesh,then this place is must to visit.There is also a museum and an evening show.And there's a ton of good restaurants outside the place. you don't have to worry about food!

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Hotels in Dhaka are among the world's most affordable, but due to a lack of tourist infrastructure you should plan ahead to avoid misunderstanding. Most of the upmarket hotels group in the downtown area, while budget hotels cluster in Old Dhaka. There is a wide range of room or apartment rentals and guesthouses, though some areas impose restrictions for renting out to foreigners. If staying long-term, explore options in Gulshan and Banani, north of town.
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