bangshal area guide
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Bangshal, Dhaka

Bangshal is located right beside the Buriganga River and is one of the oldest areas in Dhaka. It is a bustling area, mostly filled with markets, bicycle and motor parts shops, bookstores, and some major administrative centres.

The roads of Bangshal are narrow, equipped with colonial-era architecture, some modern establishments and mostly markets. It is not the most demanding area for living, but rather a great place to shop, trade and explore. It is traditionally a major trading hub of Dhaka city. It has a lot of markets and shops, offering various products including textiles and machine parts.

A wide range of cultural events, festivals and fairs are hosted in Bangshal annually. These events hold a strong community spirit in the neighbourhood. Street food shops and local markets of Bangshal offer a diverse range of food and shopping experiences for residents and visitors.

Bangshal is well connected to the rest of the city through various modes of transportation available within and near the area. Public buses, rickshaws, CNGs, Ride sharing services, bridges, and even ferries and launches provide great transportation facilities through major roads, flyovers, bridges and the great Buriganga River.

Many historical landmarks, including legendary mosques, temples and shrines are responsible for the rich heritage of the Bangshal area. Some major administrations are based in this area, including Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense Head Quarter, Old Dhaka Central Jail, Bangladesh Veterinary Council etc.

Overall, Bangshal is mostly a commercial area, with a rich history and a festive ambience. This is the area for businessmen and tradition enthusiasts. Despite some problems, it is one of the most happening places in Dhaka.

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City Insights

tick iconBangshal is traditionally a major trading hub of Dhaka city. It has a lot of markets and shops, offering various products including textiles and machine parts.
tick iconA wide range of cultural events, festivals and fairs are hosted in Bangshal annually. These events hold a strong community spirit in the neighbourhood.
tick iconStreet food shops and local markets of Bangshal offer a diverse range of food and shopping experiences for residents and visitors.
tick iconBangshal is surrounded by some of the major roads in Dhaka city- Nawabpur Road, Bakshi Bazar Road, Nazimuddin Road, Babu Bazar Bridge, A H M Kamruzzaman Road, and Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover. These roads connect this area with the rest of Dhaka. Also, Bang
tick iconBangshal has a lot of bookstores, publishing houses and libraries, making it a central attraction for literary heritage.
tick iconBeing one of the oldest parts of Dhaka city, many historic landmarks and architectural heritage points are housed in Bangshal.

Known Landmarks

  • Tara Masjid

  • Sir Salimullah Medical College Mitford Hospital

  • Armenian Church Dhaka

  • Bangladesh Bank Museum

  • Bangshal Boro Jame Masjid

  • Old Dhaka Central Jail

  • Hussaini Dalan

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

Mirpur 1 - Bangshal
New Market - Bangshal
Bakshi Bazar - Bangshal
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Nearest Train Stations

Dhaka University Subway Station
Motijheel Metro Rail Station

New Developments

tick iconThe proposed metro rail line MRT-2 will have an extended part from Gulistan to Sadarghat up to Narayanganj. The extention of MRT Line 2 will have stations within and near Bangshal area. Physical work for this line is supposed to start in 2024, but the ch
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What’s great here?

tick iconBangshal is surrounded by some of the major roads in Dhaka city- Nawabpur Road, Bakshi Bazar Road, Nazimuddin Road, Babu Bazar Bridge, A H M Kamruzzaman Road, and Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover. These roads connect this area with the rest of Dhaka. Also, Bang
tick iconBangshal is well connected to the rest of the city through various modes of transportation available within and near the area. Public buses, rickshaws, CNGs, Ride-sharing services, bridges, and even ferries and launches provide great transportation facili
tick iconBeing one of the oldest parts of Dhaka, Bangshal has a wide range of architectural establishments with great historical and cultural value.
tick iconPeople from different religions and backgrounds live here. The diverse range of people and cultures breathe life and soul into Bangshal. It is an area of festivals, fairs and rich cultural events, making the community strong and vibrant.
tick iconCountless bookstores, publishing houses and libraries are housed in Bangshal. Also, you can find several machine parts repair shops, numerous street food vendors, shops and markets here. People from different parts of the city often come here for bulk sho
tick iconMany historical landmarks, including legendary mosques, temples and shrines are responsible for the rich heritage of the Bangshal area. These establishments are ancient, with mindblowing architecture, and great histories, as old as the city itself.
tick iconThe roads of Bangshal are congested but always booming with life. There is a story behind every corner of this area. Some major administrations are based in this area, including Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense Headquarters, Old Dhaka Central Jai
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What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion because of poorly maintained roads and overcrowding.
tick iconSubstandard and overcrowded housing conditions with not enough facilities in them.
tick iconPoor waste management infrastructure.
tick iconNot enough parks or greeneries.
tick iconAir, water, and sound pollution from traffic congestion, poor waste disposal, and overcrowding of people and machines.

Neighbourhood Rating

4.12

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