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Ahsan Manzil Visit

I’ve been hearing about Ahsan Manzil since childhood, but never got the chance to visit it since it’s located in a different part of Dhaka. I went to that area for the first two months ago, and decided to go there again to visit the Ahsan Manzil. So my friend Shan and I kept making plans and finally went there today… and it was worth it. It’s a beautiful architectural monument that reminded me of our gloried past.

Ahsan Manzil: Different Strokes III

Located on the banks of Buriganaga river and very near to Sadarghat Launch Terminal, it was the residential palace of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Now turned into a museum, it has 31 rooms and 23 galleries displaying portraits, furnitures and household articles and utensils used by the Nawabs.

Ahsan Manzil: Different Strokes I

Ahsan Manzil: Different Strokes II

Closed on Thursday, the museum is open from 10:30 to 17:30 on weekdays, and 15:00 to 19:30 on Friday during summer time (April – September). During winter (October – March), it’s open from 9:30 to 16:30 on weekdays and 15:00 to 19:30 on Friday. Go ahead and spend an hour or two at Ahsan Manzil and enjoy it’s beauty only in return of a 2 taka entry fee.

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  • i when there when i was seven or sumfing like that, but i don’t remember much about it at the moment.. currently i am living in the uk…but hopefully i will visit ahsan manzil…when i go back to visit my relatives πŸ˜€

  • I visited Ahsan Manjil in 1992. At that time it gave a very old look. I have seen in the net that the place has been renovated and gave pink color. Its really looking great. I shall visit the place soon.

  • Sun light: It is already mentioned on my post, during winter (October – March), it’s open from 9:30 to 16:30 on weekdays and 15:00 to 19:30 on Friday.