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Dhaka Attractions and Things to See

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh is what is known as a megacity, and one of the main cities of South Asia, situated on the banks of the Buriganga River, with a population of more than 12 million people, the biggest city in the country and the ninth biggest city in the world. It is also one of the most densely populated cities on the earth, famous for its production of the world's best muslin, known as the City of Mosques and the Rickshaw Capital of the World, with about 400,000 cycle rickshaws that operate every day, one of the country's main centers for business, culture and education. During the Mughal rule in the 17th century, it would be called Jahangir Nagar, and the provincial capital and hub of the worldwide muslin trade; but would be developed under British rule in the 19th century, to become the second biggest city in Bengal after Calcutta. Its early settlement occurred during the 7th century, ruled by the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa and the Pala Empire before it would become controlled by the Hindu Sena dynasty in the 9th century. It has a fantastic history and well worth learning before going there for any reason.

Because it has such a huge population, it has a marvelous culture, with many yearly celebrations, fairs, concerts and festivals. For a long time, it would be characterized by roadside markets and small shops that sold everything, but in recent years, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and multiplexes have overgrown the older traditions, that now attract the nation's growing concentration of middle-class and rich residents. The city has been a center for Bangladeshi cuisine and South Asian variants, but now it has been infused with western and Chinese cuisine and restaurants that do offer multinational cuisine, as well as fast food joints imported from America. The people's favorite foods like fakruddin biriani, glassey, borhani and hajir biriani are still popular, and these delicacies are offered to state guests, with the old traditional food and snack still being the bakarkhani that is quite famous for its taste and quality, that had been praised by the Mughal empire in Delhi.

As the popularity of the new music, like rock bands, the traditional folk music is still enjoyed, with works by the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam and anthem writer, Rabindranath Tagore still enjoying a great popularity in the country. The Baily Road area still retains many of its theater movement, with Indian and Western music and films becoming more popular with the city's people. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws are the main type of transportation, with scooters, privately owned cars and taxis becoming more popular with the city's growing middle-class, and the government has replaced the old two-stroke engines with green taxis, locally called CNG that use natural gas to run on. The city has 1161 miles of roads that link it with other highways and roadways, along with bus service, railroads and the Shahjalal International Airport.

Cricket and football or soccer are the two most popular sports in the city and nation that host many events and excite the crowds that attend. The city does have huge play fields around the city for the children to enjoy, like the Youth Club in Gulshan.