Taste of Dhaka
Dhaka’s is a city marked by the complex cultural, religious and social history of Bangladesh, and exploring the streets of this thriving megacity offers a fascinating insight into the rich panorama of Bangladeshi culture and history.
Performing media and Group theater
The head office of the Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation is in Dhaka. The culture of theatre has great significance in the history as well as the daily lives of Bangladeshis. The theatre performances had vehemently inspired the independence movements during the British rule in Bangladesh. It also had great impact in the Bengali language movement. The language-based nationalists during the East Pakistan period played an important role in this regard. Kabar written by Munir Chowdhury is a famous play based on the language movement. The theatre performances also significantly influenced the independence struggle of Bangladesh.
Despite the growing popularity of music groups and rock bands, traditional folk music remains widely popular.The works of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and national anthem writer Rabindranath Tagore have a widespread following across Dhaka. The Baily Road area is known as Natak Para (Theatre Neighbourhood) which is the centre of Dhaka's thriving theatre movement.
If you want to spend a cool evening in Dhaka city Hatir Jheel is the right place for you. Hatir Jheel is a lake. It is between Gulshan, Moghbazar and Rampura. There are several Bridges and places to sit by the roadside. You can go there and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The late Tareque Masud is regarded as one of Bangladesh's outstanding directors due to his numerous productions on historical and social issues. Masud was honoured by FIPRESCI at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 for his film The Clay Bird. Tanvir Mokammel, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Humayun Ahmed, Alamgir Kabir and Chashi Nazrul Islam are other prominent directors of Bangladesh cinema.
A rich culinary tradition has developed in Dhaka. Everyday meals consumed at home generally include plain rice as staple with fish, meat, vegetable curries as side. Lentil soup is common accompaniment. Plain rice is often replaced by roti or parata. However, culinary experience in most restaurants take a different direction. Kachchi biriyani, chicken biriyani, tehari, polao, khichuri are most common courses in restaurants. For snacks, moglai parata, halim, chop, shingara, samosa etc. are common. Borhani, lacchi are amongst popular drinks. Street carts in parks offer snacks like chotpori and fuska.
Some restaurants are famous for their specialised recipes and culinary experience. These include, Nannar Biriyani, Hajir Biriyani, Glassey, Laban etc. found in old town of Dhaka.
The cinema of Bangladesh dates back to 1898, when films began screening at the Crown Theatre in Dacca. The first bioscope in the subcontinent was established in Dacca that yea
Shopping in Dhaka is very easy. There are markets in almost every part of Dhaka, where household commodities are available. Shopping malls are also found in every major avenues; some of them are Dhaka New Market, Basundhara City, Jamuna Future Park, Shimanto Square, Rapa plaza, Metro Shopping mall, Concord Twin Tower, BCS Computer City.
Online ticket available of Star Cineplex.
Dhaka's annual cultural events, festivals and celebrations are Independence Day (26 March), the International Mother language Day (21 February), Victory Day, Pohela Boishakh, Ekushey Book Fair, Dhaka Art Summit, Rabindra Jayanti and Nazrul Jayanti;
The Old City of Dhaka is home to over 2000 buildings built between the 16th and 19th centuries, which form an integral part of Dhaka's cultural heritage.
- Lalbagh Fort
- Ahsan Manzil
Museums and art galleries
- Bangladesh National Museum
- Liberation War Museum
- Drik Picture Library
- Ramna Park
- Suhrawardy Udyan
- Chandrima Uddan