Dhaka (formerly Dacca in English) is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is the largest city in the historical region of Bengal and a major city in South Asia, along with another Bengali megacity, Kolkata.

26 things to do

All Places Bangladesh

North End Coffee

Definitely the best coffee in Dhaka. With foreign ownership, an onsite roasting machine and big huge sacks of coffee in the back, this is definitely the place to get your caffeine fix. Prices reasonable. No meals yet, just muffins and brownies.

Liberation War Museum

A leading private museum which documents the liberation struggle of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971, including the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide and the political and armed resistance movement of the Bangladeshi people


A well known chain with several outlets around Dhaka and one in London. It is owned by BRAC (the largest Development Organisation in the world) and sells handicrafts and clothing at moderately high prices.

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Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC)

BRTC operates the International Bus Service twice daily with Kolkata and scheduled services with Agartala

OTHER   —  +880-2-8357757 —  21 Rajuk Avenue


Daily services with Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna, Cox's Bazaar, Jessore and Kolkata

Green Line

Daily services with Chittagong, Kolkata, Sylhet, Cox's Bazaar, Khulna and Bogra

Garment seconds

Many items only have minor defects, but do not meet export requirements.

Baghdad Express

Daily services with Chittagong and Cox's Bazar


OTHER   —  +880 2 885 35 21-24 —  Map


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OTHER   —  +880 2 881 38 11~4 —  Map


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About Dhaka

Modern Dhaka is a thriving, colourful and congested metropolis. Being one of the most densely populated places on the planet, Dhaka can be one of the most frenetic cities in the world. Its streets and rivers are filled with colourful chaos. The city plays host to the highest number of rickshaws in the world. Dhaka is also the center of Bangladesh's textile industry, the country's principal foreign exchange earner. Experiencing the city for the first time may seem overwhelming.

Source: wikivoyage