Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) is the biggest airport in Bangladesh and is located around 11 miles north of Dhaka. There is a railway station opposite Hazrat Shahjalal airport, and taxis are also available.
Dhaka is a large, bustling city that has undergone many redevelopments in recent years, so it now includes things such as glitzy shopping malls, exclusive hotels, and chain restaurants.
But what makes Dhaka so unique is the fact that these modern additions can be found amongst the city s ancient street bazaars, mosques, and traditional Bangladeshi restaurants, all of which are crammed into the small streets of the Old City.
Worth a visit are Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, the National Museum, and the New Market. From there, you can take a stroll to the Sadarghat River front where you can catch a boat that will let you take in the views of the city from the water.
Ahsan Manzil, a former palace, and current museum nicknamed The Pink Palace because of its rose colored exterior makes an interesting tour too. Local foods to try include mutton curry, beryani, and syrup-drenched sweets called rasogollah .
Hotels are worth booking in advance as it can be difficult to find ideal accommodation upon arrival. The Gulshan area has some really nice options.
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