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tanzirian Aug 28, 2008 4:39 AM

Dhaka Tour - Gulshan / Banani / Mohakhali / Baridhara (following posts)

These areas are located northeast of the city center and currently home to its greatest concentration of wealth. Many of nicest highrises, homes of many of the wealthy, the best shops and restaurants, and most of the foreign embassies are found in these areas.

tanzirian Aug 28, 2008 4:43 AM

Pictures by Ahnaf Shaber:

tanzirian Aug 28, 2008 4:56 AM

Picture by Ahnaf Saber:

tanzirian Sep 7, 2008 11:57 PM

tanzirian Sep 10, 2008 4:24 AM
Dhaka January 2017 by ASaber91, on Flickr
Dhaka by ASaber91, on Flickr

tanzirian Sep 11, 2008 11:14 PM

[IMG] - Dhaka (1) by Nayemul Islam Ayon, on Flickr

tanzirian Sep 13, 2008 3:23 AM

tanzirian Sep 19, 2008 1:03 AM

tanzirian Sep 19, 2008 9:47 PM

Dhaka Tour - north along Airport Road (following posts)

Headed north along Airport Road one comes to Nikunja, an area which is being developed as the new financial center of Dhaka. Among under-construction buildings in this period is a distinctive new home for the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Continuing north, one reaches Zia International Airport. Originally built in the early 1980s as a architecturally pleasant but technologically basic facility, in the late 1990s it doubled in size and has been considerably modernised since. Heading further north, one gets to Uttara, one of Dhaka's planned suburbs, a fairly well-to-do area.

tanzirian Sep 19, 2008 10:03 PM

[IMG] by Tanvir Mahtab, on Flickr[/IMG]

tanzirian Sep 21, 2008 4:57 AM

First and second pics by Morichika:

tanzirian Sep 24, 2008 4:57 AM

Dhaka's Airport (now called Hazrat Shahjalal, formerly Zia) was built in the 1980s, at a time when the country was much poorer than now. Considering the limited resources of the time, I think the architecture is reasonably attractive. The airport has received some upgrades and expansions since then, including the addition of a second terminal, but a major overhaul is needed to bring it on par with contemporary international standards. This is now in the works, with a much nicer third terminal likely in the next decade. by Tanvir Mahtab, on Flickr

tanzirian Sep 25, 2008 12:47 AM

To go along with the pics of the airport above...Biman is the national carrier:

tanzirian Sep 30, 2008 11:40 PM

First and third pics by Tmac; second pic by Mirza Zeehan.

tanzirian Oct 3, 2008 1:38 AM

Dhaka Tour - The Outskirts (following posts)

Getting near the end of our tour and heading out of the city proper, there are several interesting areas in the fringes of the connurbation. Ashulia is a low lying area to the north of the city where people go for boat rides and where the better amusement parks of city are located. Gazipur further north is home to the IUT with its distinctive campus as well as one of the attractive feudal palaces that dot the countryside. Savar, to the west, is home to the National Memorial Monument, one of the symbols of Dhaka, commemorating the liberation struggle and genocide of 1971.

tanzirian Oct 3, 2008 1:47 AM

The National Memorial Monument at Savar

tanzirian Oct 6, 2008 3:33 AM

The city edges ever outwards... Cityscape by F Bhuiyan, on Flickr 2 by F Bhuiyan, on Flickr

tanzirian Nov 8, 2008 4:59 PM

Distinctive campus architecture of IUT, about 10 miles north of central Dhaka.

tanzirian Nov 15, 2008 10:00 AM

National Folk Art Museum, in Sonargaon, about 20 miles from central Dhaka: by Tanvir Mahtab, on Flickr by Tanvir Mahtab, on Flickr

Austinlee Jan 17, 2009 10:40 PM

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

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