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Shahid Minar, Dhaka City
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Appreciate the importance of Shahid Minar, a monument where history, architecture, and art meet to honor the martyrs who fought for the recognition of their native language. In 1952, during the Bengali language movement demonstrations, the police force opened fire on protestors who were fighting for the official status of the Bengali language in Bangladesh. Existing monuments dedicated to the martyrs were demolished, with the monument you see today being rebuilt after the Bangladesh Liberation War. The monument, made of marble and colored in red and white, features Bengali poetry written in iron letters. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shahid Minar by using our Dhaka City trip itinerary builder.
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  • Memorial in memory of the defenders of Bengali language. Very interesting architectural solution is monumental and at the same time aloft.
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  • This is one of my most favourite place in Dhaka city. I will not go into the historical details. Highly recommended to visit Shahid Minar 21st February midnight! you will love it... 
  • A good place in the heart of Dhaka for evening recreation. It was built for the memory of Dhaka university peoples died in 1952. A great tribute for great people. I found it is not well maintained and...  more »