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Lalbag Fort

Address: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Dhaka City
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete 17th century Mughal fort complex that stands proudly before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The construction was started in 1678 AD by Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah who was son of Emperor Aurangzeb and later emperor himself. His successor, Shaista Khan, did not continue the work, though he stayed in... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lalbagh Fort was built hundred of years ago when it was realised by the areas rulers that it was devoid of a fortification in case of attack. As such they quickly remedied this by building Lalbagh Fort. Its colour is somewhat striking - a pinkish hue - and in essence it is a fairly simple affair. It is essentially a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is in old Dhaka beside river Buriganga and 20 km away from Airport. It is one of the port of the Moghal Dynasty. One should plan to visit avoiding holiday to avoid rush. Again during working day it take lot of time to reach the fort because of heavy traffic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A back-in-time moment in a place not unlike the Taj Mahal in Agra, but on a smaller and much quieter (and more authentic ?) scale. A must for anyone visiting Dhaka.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You MUST go to the fort, may be the 4 hours stuck in traffic prior to arriving killed it for me. Not hugely impressive, no real information or guides on hand...200 BDT to get in.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

In Dhaka it is nice to place if you want to relax but there is nothing impressive. The garden is nicely maintain.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It is in Lalbag, Dhaka. The word means a garden of Laleh flower. Actually a forte but built like a park and contains the tomb of Paribibi the daughter of Shayesta Khan. It is unique in picture and texture. I think no one will forget it once sees it

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Dhaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went there in February this year last.In fact I went there many a times , since I was Born in Dhaka. It is a must Visit place if you visit Dhaka. One should visit there after 4.0 pm ,so that he/she/they can also enjoy the Light and Sound show , which starts after sunset.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lalbag fort is a true beauty to explore specially in a city like Dhaka where there are not many attractions around. It is like a oasis in the desert as you have to pass the busy and narrow streets of old Dhaka to reach the fort. The architecture is nice and the green gives a breathing space. But the environment... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is one of the oldest fort established by Mughal Empire in Bengal. It was not well maintained after the fall of first War of Independence against British colonial force in 1857. The fort was the source of resistance of Indian soldiers. The Nawab families of Bengal supported British colonial force during the resistance. This fort stood just on the... More 

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