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Lalbag Fort

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Dhaka City
Type: Historic Sites, Battlefields
Description: Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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Vienna
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Let's face it - Dhakar is an interesting city regarding overall impression of a bustling megatown - but probably nobody would visit jst to see it's architectural gems and its parks.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place serves as an wax cells t break from the hustle of Dhaka. Very quiet and peaceful, in the centre of the old city. The fort contains beautiful architecture and landscaped gardens. Whilst not that big, definitely worth a visit!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is known as Lalbager Kella. Lalbagh fort is an incomplete 17th.Century Moghul Fort Complex that stands before the Buriganga river. The Construction of the fort was done by Mughal Subadar Muhammad Azam Shah,son of emperor Aurangzeb. The fort was a combination of three buildings,the mosque,the tomb of bibi pari and Diwan-i-Aam with two gateways and a portion of partly... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fort Aurangabad is widely known as lalbagh fort here in Dhaka. its is a nice place to spend your free time inside the fort area (garden). Locals are regularly visit this fort to enjoy open peace in this busy twon.

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Red Fort has an impressive history being the seat of Mughal power for some considerable time. The overall structure is still intact, Its worth getting into the fort and visit the museum inside the fort where you will visit the things of mughal period.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was easy to find close to old town. Small entry fee to see fort & well kept gardens. Shop selling souvenirs.

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U.K.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Half the fun is getting there through the old town and when in side its a fantastic escape from the madness of Dhaka. Not a lot to see but OK for a half a hour some clean toilets inside, small charge to get in.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The gates open at 9am (don't believe what your rickshaw driver might tell you). Try to arrive as soon after this as you can before the crowds get there. The three buildings are very picturesque and set in beautiful, well-maintained gardens which are incredibly peaceful considering how chaotic the streets just outside are. There's some English signage and a small... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If one wants to get a glimpse of the Mughal Dynasty, know about the life styles of the kings and queens,Lalbag Fort standing on the outskirts of Old Dhaka would be a nice place for a visit. The most interesting part of my visit was a tunnel,which was once used by the kings as a secret passage, is said to... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lalbagh Fort is one of the few (if you compare with the rest of the subcontinent) historical sites in Bangladesh, which is preserved and restored and some attractions like light and sound show, added recently. Facilities can be improved eg cleanliness of toilets, sale of souvenirs

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