View Single Post
Old Posted Apr 10, 2008, 11:15 PM
tanzirian tanzirian is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 140
Dhaka Tour - Dhanmondi...and environs (following posts)

South of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar is Dhanmondi, the first planned suburb of Dhaka when it was built in the 1950s. Until the 1970s this was the most prestigeous residential area of the city and most of the foreign embassies were located here until about then. Dhanmondi remains a desirable address though it is not strictly residential anymore, and the parklands surrounding Dhanmondi Lake benefited from a beautification program in the late 1990s following a period of decline. Along Sat Masjid and Mirpur Roads between Dhanmondi and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar is some of the best shopping in Dhaka. Also in Dhanmondi and to east of it are a few scattered buildings from Mughal times.

Last edited by tanzirian; Sep 9, 2008 at 3:09 AM.
Reply With Quote