Shahid Minar, Dhaka City

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. Use our Dhaka City trip itinerary builder app to arrange your visit to Shahid Minar and other attractions in Dhaka City.
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  • One of the prides place of Bangladesh. I love to visit here. This reminds me about all the martyrs of our country who gave life for the Bengali Language.  more »
  • Dedicated to martyrs of 1952 oppression of Pakistan on local Bangla heroes, this monument has been constructed and destroyed many times. Now it is one of the most visited places in Dhaka city.  more »
  • Central Shaheed Minar is the national monument which is built in memory of mother language martyrs, who were killed on 21st February in 1952 during the language movement. On November 17 in 1999, UNESC...  more »
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