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“Mughal monument”
Review of Lalbag Fort

Lalbag Fort
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$85.00*
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Guided Day Tour of Old Dhaka
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Dhaka City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lalbag Fort was the sight of the first battle for independence against the British in 1857.
Vadodara, India
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Mughal monument”
Reviewed March 3, 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 of the past.
Though, some restoration work was going on, one cannot but help noticing the overall neglect, which could soon lead to the place being rundown and degrade. That would be a shame, since this fort is one of the few monuments, which links present day Bangladesh to the Moghul empire.
I liked this place, for its serene gardens, stone buildings, and the old-world atmosphere laden with history, hanging over it.

Visited October 2013
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“Nothing much left of this place”
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.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Nice place to travel. Some very nice architecture. Entry fee was very low as well. Well-maintained compared to other tourist places in Dhaka.

Visited January 2014
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northants
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“pretty in pink”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

in interesting old Dhaka- but so removed from the noise the traffic a peaceful haven-nice gardens and history too

Visited December 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Beautiful old buildings, mind the heat take an umbrella”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Beautiful old buildings in a lovely garden but mind the heat and take an umbrella and try to avoid going in the midday sun, there is not much shade around

Visited April 2013
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