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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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  • Shaheed Minar is one of the most honored and sacrad monument of our nation. This historic monument is our pride and established in the memory of the martyrs in 1952 (8 Falgun, 1358). Those heroes sacr...  more »
  • Shahid Minar good for day time visiting not recommended night visiting it's better. Nice place  more »
  • This is a tribute to Dhaka University students who lost their life doing peaceful protest to make Bangla as East Pakistan's official language instead of Urdu. Many were massacred on 21 February 1952 n...  more »