Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort
Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka Bangladesh

Reprieve from the crowded, mesmerizing streets of Old Dhaka can be found at this unfinished fortress that once bordered Dhaka’s Buriganga River before it changed course. The only sounds you’ll hear in this expansive green space of perfect lawns and sunflowers are birdsong and the clip-clip of pruning shears. The air is arguably the freshest in all of Dhaka, so breathe deeply!

A number of photogenic structures dot the site including a perimeter wall, a hammam (bath), a mosque, a water pond and the nine-chambered tomb of Bibi Pari, the ill-fated daughter of Shaista Khan, the successor to the fort’s founder. Inside the hammam are an impressive exhibit of eighteenth-century pistols, Persian ceramics and Arabic Qurans. With each new dig, archaeologists are unearthing networks of terracotta pipelines and fountains. It takes around 20 minutes to walk the grounds – not including picture taking!



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