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Lalbag Fort

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Address: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Description: Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the...
Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
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Green space near Old Dhaka

The fort is a welcome green space in the midst of busy, chaotic Old Dhaka. I went on a Friday, and they ask everyone to leave during prayer time, but we were first shown a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The fort is a welcome green space in the midst of busy, chaotic Old Dhaka. I went on a Friday, and they ask everyone to leave during prayer time, but we were first shown a small museum before leaving. I am glad I visited the fort.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lalbag fort is one of the `must see places' in Dhaka city. It is in the old town. So you have to face traffic jam to get there. But inside the fort you will forget the hazards and feel like to travel in Mughal era. It is a historical place. The fort was built in Mughal period. The architecture is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice historical place.u could found many sign of history..child can learn about history by visiting this place and this is also a good place for hangout with family and friends. Beautiful, peaceful place... I went there several times.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

First of all this is far from dhaka city like Uttara or Gulshan. Need to pass a huge traffic to go there as it's in old dhaka. Bit after going there you will not get anything special. One old fort.

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Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lal Bagh Fort should be your first choice to go if you ever travel Dhaka, Bangladesh. This place is is full of natural beauty and historical interest. This fort was constructed by a Mughal Emperor named Prince Muhammad Azam. This complex contains a Mosque, a Tomb of Pari Bibi ( daughter of shubader Shaista kha) , the Diwan-i-aam palace, a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't waste your time or money to go here. Cost for foreigners to enter is 200 taka and locals only 20-25 taka. You can see mostly young couples courting. There is nothing to see at all.

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Hyderabad, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Choked in on all sides, this is a small lung space otherwise in a congested and filthy neighbor hood. well worth a miss , unless you have the time to aimlessly walk about and see decrepit structures on all sides.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This impressive structure exist from before the British ruled this part of the world. Getting there is a bit congested but once there, the views and architecture are worth seeing

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San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One of the Best attraction of Dhaka city is the Lalbagh Fort. Takes a little bit of effort to get there as it is located in the older part of town and traffic in Dhaka is not an easy task to maneuver. Once I got there getting in and moving around was OK. Though it is called a fort but... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have been in Dhaka around three months and tried to get the flavour of the city by visiting the old Dhaka. The places I was planning to see were, Lalbag fort, Dhakeshwari temple and Ahsan Manzil. First I went to Lalbag fort and CNG charged about 300 taka to take me there from Baridhara. The tickets to the monument... More 

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