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Best things to do in Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“One cannot write an article about cultural spaces in Dhanmondi without mentioning Drik Gallery. Situated opposite to Nando's at Dhanmondi Road #27, Drik Gallery hosts numerous events throughout the year, most centered on the exhibition of photography. A strong and widely influential network of photographers has formed around Drik Gallery and seeing their work will certainly leave you with a new perspective. Aside from photography exhibitions, Drik Gallery, as well as the other art galleries in Dhanmondi, such as Bengal Art Lounge, Chitrak and Gallery 21, all host a variety of exhibitions from poetry and literary events to painting and even numerous fairs throughout the year.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Star Kabab is a kabab restaurant is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has 11 branches in Dhaka. In 2015 it won the best Bangladeshi restaurant award in The Daily Star Foodiez choice awards.”
3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you want peace and want a little bit of silence with the busy schedule then you may visit Dhanmondi Lake and definitely, you will feel the essence of nature. Dhanmondi Lake – a reclaimed waterbody surrounded by a well-swept walkway with scenic beauty and many other facilities. The serene reflection of the trees arched, like curious onlookers, over the still waters of the emerald lake draw visitors from halfway across the city every day. Do you like to ride a boat? Then there are all the arrangements here in the lake for you. There are boats. It has ample free space for all kinds of activities. For example, there is a place where you can play chess, and there is also some fixed exercise equipment, like high bars. Then there is Rabindra Sarobar which is a very popular hangout place for youths. Different cultural shows are held there. Sometimes, some private university students organise different programmes in the park. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Shimanto square is a modern shopping mall with some 360 shops. It has a food court with around 16 outlets. The complex is located near the Pilkhana, Bangladesh BDR gate road number 2, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, is opposite Dhanmondi Lake. Shimanto Square is a shopping center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is managed by Border Guard Bangladesh.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Museum
“Bangabandhu Bhaban was the personal residence of the founding father and President of Bangladesh. Sheikh Mujib was killed along with most of his family in the residence, and today it is a museum. It is located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.”
1 local recommends