Dhaka/Old Dhaka

Old Dhaka is a district of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Old Dhaka is located on the banks of Buriganga River.

Get in

Old Dhaka has little of public transport infrastructure so cycle rickshaw is your best option. Buses are used by locals but signage is rare and utterly confusing for a tourist. The Sadarghat river terminal, on Buri Ganga River, in the southern-western part of the district a major harbour for river transport and can be a useful way of reaching Dhaka from other cities.

Get around

Rickshaws and taxis are the main mode for getting around the rather chaotic streets of Old Dhaka. Distances are fairly short but the striking heat can make walking quite a challenge.


Religious sites

Buriganga River, Old Dhaka
Armenian Church, Dhaka
Shiva temples inside Dhakeshwari Temple
Front View of Ahsan Manzil
Lal Bagh Fort






Restaurants are crammed throughout the narrow alleys and along the main streets - duck into one of them and you'll likely not be too disappointed. A full meal will usually cost around 70 Taka, although fish costs more.




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