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Lalbag Fort

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Ranked #8 of 22 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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English first
U.K.
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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

Lalbagh Fort, 13th Century, Mughal Dynasty, just amazing. It is a historical site. approach roads are little narrow but affordable.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In thus day and age where the Authiruty is giving minus priority on heritage buildings in the country , Lalbagh port srsnds as ine grest exsmple of our history and heritsge& pride.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have been to Lalbag quite a number of times in my life. The latest memory I had of this fort was of a historic, recently renovated and an affordable tourit spot for most Bangladeshis. I still have that picture in my mind. However, my recent visit to this old beauty was at night to enjoy the recently added Light... More

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Noida, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It took 1.5 hours to reach here from my hotel due to so much traffic on thursday. However, it's a worth-while visit for once to see the Lalbag Fort in Old Dhaka city. It provides a glimpse of Mughal dynasty and how the fort was built in the 13th century by son of Aurangzeb.

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Sohar, Oman
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lalbagh Fort is a historical site, dating back to the Mughal era. The fort is located in an unbelievably crowded part of the old city, with a narrow road leading to its entrance gate. The fort complex , especially the green lawns, are kept neat and tidy . The site, also houses a small museum, displaying arms and other relics... More

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UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A pleasant morning out if you can stand the traffic to get here, but there's not much to see except a few walls and guitly looking teenage couples snogging in the ditches.

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