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“The best architecture of Dhaka”

National Parliament House
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Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Dhaka City
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“The best architecture of Dhaka”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The best architecture of Dhaka. Designed by very famous Louis I Kahn. It's a masterpiece. But entry is probably now restricted.

Visited August 2012
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“Its gorgeous”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

the structure though off limit to the public, it's one of the best structure in modern architecture , the back road beside the lake with it's tree laden steps are a relief from the hectic life of the city dwellers

Visited April 2013
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Karachi, Pakistan
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“The political heart of Bangladesh”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The parliament house was built by Gen Ayub Khan when Bangladesh was East Pakistan. I have visited this place twice in 2008 and 2012. The place is spacious but needs better maintenance.

Visited December 2012
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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“Awesome”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Amazing architectural features and a National icon - as great place to work. Wonderful oasis of green spaces and a source of national pride.

Visited May 2013
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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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“Monstrous Eyesore”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This ugly concrete monster may be one of the world's largest legislative complexes but size does not equal beauty. Designed by Jewish-American architect Louis Isadore Kahn, it is said to incorporate geometric element with Bangladeshi heritage. However, it is off-limits to the general public and can only be viewed, preferably through a telescope, from the terribly dirty surrounding gardens where homeless people sleep in the evening. Even with a local guide, I felt unsafe taking photos there after sunset. It's quite pathetic that Dhaka's number-one attraction, for many a national pride, lacks any maintenance, perhaps a perfect metaphor for B'desh as a whole.

Visited January 2013
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