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Old Dhaka in Photos

Although Dhaka has many fantastic places to visit, your trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh will not be complete without taking photos of old Dhaka. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

I live here this is my place. Although I read that this is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, I don’t believe it. I believe that no other place on earth has packed so many people in such a small place. 

To give you an idea, Dhaka is smaller than the size of Oslo, but it contains more people than Denmark and Norway combined! Yes. 20 million people live here in only 310 square kilometers.

But, these are just statistics – you have to come here and experience this magical city to know more about it. 

It’s full of life, it’s magical with color and brimming with laughter. It’s a city of utter chaos, madness, and rush – but it’s a city of humans, it’s a city of joy.

I am uploading some photos of the older part of this vibrant city. I took these pictures while walking in the older part of Dhaka which is culturally different, has been serving as the supplier of goods for the capital, and situated in the famous river named Buriganga.

Why don’t you come and pay a visit here to experience this madness?

Let’s take a walk in the narrow and chaotic streets of old Dhaka of Bangladesh through photos.

Old Dhaka Photos. A horse carriage has joined in the madness of the street in Dhaka. Old Dhaka in Photos.
A horse carriage has joined in the madness of the street
People carrying goods in old Dhaka
A gentleman is carrying goods on his head in the busy street of old Dhaka
Narrow Street of Old Dhaka
A narrow street of old Dhaka – electric line is hovering, a blue bin to hold garbages, and pink poster on the wall
Streets of Dhaka, the traffic is unparalleled. Old Dhaka Photos.
Where should we go from here?
Rickshaw in the street of old Dhaka.
The narrow streets are full of life.
Star Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka is a city of mosques, this is one of them named the Tara mosque in old Dhaka.
Shops in Old Dhaka
This is how shops are placed on the street side. A zone sells specific type of products, here they are selling clothes for female
This is a market – in shambolic state.
Old central Jail in Dhaka, which is being used by a museum now. Old Dhaka Pictures.
If you commit a crime, this will be your place to live for a while – the central jail in Dhaka (which has been shifted recently)
A typical shop in Dhaka, vendors are sitting on the pathway, too. This is a typical old Dhaka photo.
Do you wanna deliver a speech?
Boats are waiting for passengers in the Buriganga river
Local boats are waiting for the passengers
A big water vessel - this one will be going to Barisal - a divisional city in Bangladesh
These big launches will take you to different cities – Bangladesh is a land of rivers.
The sun is setting in the bustling Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The sun is about to set – Dhaka stands in bank of the river Buriganga which is massively polluted with industrial waste.
Beauty boarding - a famous old building in Dhaka
This is a famous old boarding hotel – many acclaimed Bengali writers, politicians and intellectuals stayed here.

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Fuad Omar

Fuad loves to travel! A lot! Carrying a Bangladeshi passport means he needs a prior visa for visiting most of the countries. He got detained in many borders because of his nationality but; he didn’t give up - he set his foot to 37 countries. He believes, if he could travel the world despite all the odds, you can, too. Fuad is a Computer Engineer by profession, and author of a travelogue in Bangla. He currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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