Eco-friendly travel guide to Dhaka advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Air quality: 2.5 / 5
- Exploring by foot: 3.5 / 5
- Exploring by bicycle: 4 / 5
- Public transportation: 4 / 5
- Parks: 4.5 / 5
- Outdoor activities: 4 / 5
- Locals' English level: 4 / 5
- Safety: 4 / 5
- Accommodation: US$14 - $210
- Budget per day: US$30 - $80
- 1 Responsible Travel
- 2 Air Quality and Pollution
- 3 Respect the Culture
- 4 Top 10 Places to Visit
- 5 Explore
- 6 Eat
- 7 Drink
- 8 Activities
- 9 Accommodation
- 10 How to Get There
- 11 Moving Around
- 12 Sustainable Shopping
- 13 Recycling
- 14 Work and Study Abroad
- 15 See Also
Dhaka being the capital of Bangladesh, usually attracts several tourists in order to explore its untouched and undiscovered beauty and culture. The people of this country are one of the most hospitable people around the globe. Dhaka is renowned for its rich Bengali cuisine, heritage, and tropical landscapes. If you are planning to visit this place, then you should definitely keep a few things in mind while traveling here.
Respect and obey the rules and regulations framed by the local authorities. One must show their love for the place by helping it grow and flourish in a better way. As far as having an eco-friendly journey is considered, you are free to follow some simple and easy steps given below:
- You should always carry a bag-pack so that you do not litter.
- Try the local cuisine. You will find many people in the city are struggling with earning good income; these people have their own food stalls and local restaurants which you can try, thereby supporting them.
- Always carry recyclable and reusable things with you to reduce the waste like metal straws.
- It is highly recommended that you should not exploit natural resources.
- You must always be polite to the locals and support local businesses.
- Try your best to use public transport services to travel while enjoying your trip.
Air Quality and Pollution
The air quality of Dhaka is quite unhealthy. The pollution situation is pretty bad. In some areas, it is even worse. Tourists and travelers who belong to the sensitive group with respiratory issues may feel a little discomfort while breathing. Although it only occurs in rare cases but is indeed a possibility. One of the major reasons for such a bad air quality of Dhaka is its excessively high traffic.
In terms of ranking, Bangladesh has a low rank in Air Quality Index and Pollution. Due to the extreme traffic congestion, it is getting worse day by day. Overall, the AQI in Bangladesh is not suitable for an individual's health.
The current AQI of Bangladesh was;
- PM2.5 AQI 54
- PM10 AQI 34
- O3 AQI 12
Respect the Culture
Whenever you travel somewhere, you should always keep in mind to respect the heritage, culture, and especially people of that place.
The majority of the population in Dhaka follows Islam. The Muslim culture is predominant in all the eight divisions of the country. People in Dhaka are inquisitive, and at the same time, they have a willingness to help any foreign guest in their city.
The national language of this place is Bangla, Although you will find a lot of people speaking English so it won't be very difficult to converse there. You can explore the old Dhaka in order to experience some fascinating parts of the ancient culture of the city.
You should talk in a friendly manner with the locals in the area. If you want to get in-depth knowledge of the local culture, you can attend the various cultural festivals. Dhaka is the most famous city in Bangladesh. It is characterized by its culture, including festivals, diverse cuisine, entertainment industry, shopping experiences, etc.
Top 10 Places to Visit
- Ahsan Manzil Museum: Ahsan Manzil Museum is located close to the Buriganga River. The architectural style of this monument is Indo-Saracenic. The Nawab of Dhaka used this monument as his official residential place. However, today it is designated as one of the National Museums of Bangladesh.
- Lalbagh Fort: The Lalbagh Fort is a combination of late medieval and modern architecture. However, the structure of The Lalbagh Fort remains incomplete to date. Its construction started in 1678 by Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah; however, he died before the Lalbagh fort's construction was complete. Neither of his progeny continued this work. In the end, the structure of the fort remains unfinished. For a very long time, the area surrounding the fort has been barren land. However, today, it is one of the best places to visit in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is also located along the Buriganga River.
- National Parliament House: In Bangladesh, it is known as Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. It was designed before the War of Liberation of Bangladesh. It has the world's largest legislatures complexes of around 800,000 sq. meters. It represents Bengal's heritage and culture with optimum space. Four Roads are known to connect the National Parliament complex. The complex is also used as a walking routine. Only limited people are allowed inside. However, security and confidentiality does not seem to bother locals and tourists as long as they obey and follow Rules and Regulations laid down by the Government.
- Baitul Mukarram National Mosque: As the name suggests, the national mosque of Bangladesh is Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. It is situated in the centre of Dhaka. Around 40,000 people can pray at one time. The mosque preserves the traditional Mughal architecture while having many modern architecture features. The Garden can withstand levels of Mughal Gardens. However, too much Modern furnishing is being avoided until the date to preserve the building's traditional architecture.
- Bangladesh National Zoo: The biggest zoo in Bangladesh. Earlier it was known as Dhaka Zoo, but later it was renamed as Bangladesh Zoo. It comprises around 2,150 animals—fifty-eight species of mammals, 91 species of birds, and about 13 species of reptiles. The zoo also offers fishing and horse and elephant rides.
- Star Mosque: The Star Mosque has a 5-Domed Structure. Unlike Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, the Star mosque has been renovated and remodeled with modern architecture. The mosque was decorated at the maximal level. You may not be able to watch the antiquity of the mosque, but its supreme colored tiles and varied patterns may amaze you.
- Zinda Park: Suppose you want to relax and enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Dhaka, Bangladesh. You absolutely must visit the Zinda park. You are even allowed to bring your food, it may cost you a little takka (Currency of Bangladesh), but it's worth it. A great place for kids to enjoy and have fun. The park is clean and green. It's perfect for gatherings and day trips with family.
- National Parliament house" You can visit the national parliament house in Dhaka, which is a gigantic brutalist structure. It looks funky, and at the same time it is captivating; therefore, it is one among the top places that you should visit when in the city.
- Visit Buriganga riverside: It is an absolutely enthralling place that you can visit; you can capture some mesmerizing photos over here. This site has thousands of stories of its own. You'd get several things to do at this site, right from exploring its untouched beauty to knowing its significance.
- Check out Barisal: It is located at the south of Dhaka. This gorgeous city is surrounded by green nature and myriad of waterways. This place consists of locals following the mixed culture of Hinduism and Islam. It has astounding Mosques, stunning Raj buildings, holy Hindu temples and a lot more.
- Dhaka Gate: If we are talking about Dhaka and do not include Dhaka Gate in our conversation, the discussion is utterly incomplete. In the Mughal period, Dhaka Gate was used to enter Dhaka. The empire of Dhaka was expanding in this period. Dhaka Gate was built at the north entrance of the city. This Gate is also called a Ramna gate or Mir Julma Gate. It is presently located in the University of Dhaka.
- Suhrawardy Udyan: Here, three noble National Leaders of Bangladesh Rest In Peace. The British Soldiers used it as a Military Club who visited or used to stay in Dhaka. After Independence, it is being used as a place for race horses on Sundays. Earlier, It was known as Ramna Race Course and later became known as Raman Gymkhana.
- Hussaini Dalan: Hussaini Dalan is the holy place for the Muslims in Bangladesh. It is the place for social gatherings during Muharram. The main attraction of Hussaini Dalan is the pond located in the south of the building. The architecture of this monument is quite impressive.
- Ramna Park: Ramna Park is located in the heart of Dhaka. With an area of 277,200 sq. meter, the lake covers 35,500 sq. meters. In its shelter, 71 species of flower trees, 36 species fruit-bearing plants, 33 species medicinal plants, 41 species of forestry, and 11 other species are present. This place is an excellent way to explore nature and see different types of flora and fauna.
- Gulshan Lake Park: This park can be considered to be the most peaceful area in the city. Locals majorly use this place to get relief from the city mayhem. You are free to spend beautiful evenings here. The park is around the lake, making it the perfect place to spend time with loved ones or alone. Just remember to carry your mosquito repellent as you might encounter many bloodsucking mosquitos in the surrounding area.
- National Botanical Garden: Flora lovers are going to love this place. Bangladesh has the most extensive plant conservation in the National Botanical Garden and Herbarium. Around 100,00 Species are preserved there along with the preservation of flora life. A laboratory has also been established to propagate the rare species. There is so much to learn about botanies and so much to see for kids and tourists.
- Baldha Garden: Baldha Garden can be considered as a senior garden for all botanical gardens in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is refined with rare plant species from all over the world. It is managed or considered as a satellite unit of the National Botanical garden. It comprises around 672 rare plant species.
- Bahadur Shah Park: Earlier, it was known as Victoria Park. It is situated in old Dhaka. It memorializes the soldiers who were killed by the hands of the British. Till 1947, it was known as Victoria Park. However, in the Mughal period, it was changed to Bahadur Shah II Park.
- RasulBagh Shishu Park: If you are with your children, then memorize the address of this because it is the only public amusement park in Dhaka. It may have around 12-16 rides. You already know that you can save a lot of money if you prefer this public sector amusement over the private ones. It may have different opening times on other days. So, it is advisable to check first whether the park is open or not. And it also has a fighter jet which was donated by the Bangladesh Air Force. So, Kit-up Yourself Commander.
Some of the national parks in and around Dhaka are;
- National Botanical Garden
- Ramna Park
- Baldha Garden
Till now, you may know that Dhaka has so many beautiful places to visit. However, you may feel sad that there is no official beach in Dhaka. You can find many hot beaches in Bangladesh, but unfortunately, there's no beach in Dhaka's region. And for reaching the nearest beach, you would need to travel. Bangladesh claims to have the longest sea beach in the world.
So, your effort is worth the destination. There are numerous beaches in Bangladesh: -
- Inani Beach (Ukhia Upazila)
- Patenga Beach (Chattogram)
- Cox's Bazar Beach (Cox's Bazar)
- Moinot Ghat Beach (Dohar Upazila)
- Megha beach
- Dhaka sea beach
- Mini cox beach (Dohar Upazila)
- Dhakeshwari Temple: If you plan to visit Dhaka; then, you must visit The Dhakeshwari temple (Dhakeshwari Signifies the goddess of Dhaka). The temple gained its popularity for being known as the only Hindu temple in the region, which happened after the Destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Hence now, it is the most significant Hindu temple in Bangladesh. It is also declared as the National Temple of Bangladesh.
- Bara Katra: Bara Katra is the ancient Historical Monument in Dhaka. Katra is derived from an Arabic word Katara (collonaded building). In Arabic, it means simple. It was built during Mughal Rule by Mir Abdul Qasim. It was created explicitly for the Shah Shuja. Still, Shah Shuja awarded Mir Abdul Qasim with it. Today, it is one of the best and ancient Architectural monuments in Dhaka.
- Central Shaheed Minar: This monument memorializes students and protestors' deaths who demanded their native language to be placed officially. The movement was called the 'Bengali Language Movement.' Shaheed Minar is also considered as a National Monument of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Chawk Mosque: Situated in the Old Dhaka, the chawk Mosque is also called the Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque. Renovation and reconstruction have altered the originality of the mosque significantly.
- Dharmarajika Bauddha Vihara: Well, Dharmarajika Bauddha Vihara, Kamalapur is a Buddhist temple that has quite a story. During its early period, it was visited by the King of Thailand, which donated a 10 feet Buddha Statue to the temple. Later, Japan also donated another one. The temple played a vital role during the Bangladesh Liberation war. It provides shelter to the poor and needy people. Today, in Bangladesh, lots of community centers are named after Dharmarajika Bauddha Vihara.
- Armenian Church: The population of Armenian in South Asia may be insignificant. But they still share in the community of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Armenian Church is the symbol of their existence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mother Teresa was also known to be boarded in this church.
- Bangladesh National Museum: This is the National Museum of Bangladesh. The museum provides you with a brief introduction to the history and culture of Bangladesh. It is the right place for Historians to learn about the various events in the past of Bangladesh.
- Bangabandhu Memorial Museum: The museum is named after the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh. Earlier, it was Bangabandhu's house, which was transformed into a museum to show love, respect, and gratitude towards him.
- Liberation War Museum: This museum was established to memorialize the Bangladesh Liberation war, which gave birth to Bangladesh. Earlier, which was a part of Pakistan, specifically East Pakistan. The museum has 3,500 square feet of gallery space.
- Bangladesh Air Force Museum: You will be thrilled when you will visit the Air Force Museum of Bangladesh. You will get so much knowledge about the Bangladesh Air Force. This is the coolest Museum of all present Museums in Bangladesh.
- Independence Museum: Independence Museum or Museum of Independence narrates the story of Bangladesh. It represents the sacrifices of the noble souls and how they sacrificed themselves for Bangladesh. One can get an idea about the times of Bangladesh from Mughal Rule to an Independent nation. It is the only underground museum in the whole of Bangladesh. It is built where the history of Bangladesh started where the Pakistani Forces surrendered themselves, and Bangladesh finally rose as an independent nation.
- Bangladesh Military Museum: This museum depicts the story of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Its location was made permanent in Dhaka after the War of Liberation. It has weapons and vehicles which were used by the Pakistani armed forces. The Army of Bangladesh directly controls this museum. You will see various weapons, armies-stories, and heritage of Bangladesh in this museum.
If you visit any country or a place and are not trying the local restaurants, your visit is incomplete. Food is life. This line not only goes for foodie people, but it also applies to everyone. You can taste the delicious cuisines that Dhaka has. Do visit various restaurants, local street food stalls, etc.
Traditional Local Restaurants
There are various famous traditional Local Restaurants in Dhaka: -
- Baton Rouge: This restaurant is located in Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. It offers you a wide variety of Starters and deserts. If you wish to try some Bangladeshi food then his hotel serves local food as well. In the end, it's an excellent place to go with your family.
- The Atrium Restaurant: Love the food when it is spicy and Chinese? Well, if yes, then you should visit the Atrium Restaurant. The restaurant serves you the classical Chinese food.
Vegetarian and Vegan
It can be difficult to find vegan food everywhere in the world but it will not be too difficult in Dhaka. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available. Some of the different restaurants are:
- Govinda's: Govinda's restaurant is an entirely vegan restaurant that serves only vegan and vegetarian foods. It is based on the principles of ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness).
- Jatra Biroti: The Jatra Biroti (literally meaning 'Travel Stoppage') restaurant offers a wide variety of vegetarian food on a roof-top. You can enjoy your delicious meals with a sky-view. On Mondays, the restaurant offers rich vegan food.
- Adda: This restaurant may not be an entirely vegetarian restaurant but the veg. The food offered by the restaurant is impressive.
One would be able to enjoy the delicious street food of Dhaka, once you start roaming on the busy yet ethenic streets of this place. Few prominent places for street foods are listed below;
- Khilgaon Taltola city corporation moodi market
- Food at street
- Bongo Bazar
Some of the food you need to try are:
- Fuchka (fried dough ball with chickpea)
- Jhalmuri (savoury rice)
- Sringara (deep fried dough ball)
- Hilsha (national fish)
- Pithe (a type of biscuit)
Unbearable heat grips parts of Bangladesh, including Dhaka, as the country enters into the height of summer. A sip of different locals drinks will get rid of all the weariness and exhaustion. Getting Alcoholic averages will be slightly difficult in Dhaka because it is a muslim country. You will find some licensed bars around the city who serve alcohol.
While Bangladesh's authority claims that tap water in their country is fit for drinking, the statement given is in total contrast with the quality of water. Tap water in Dhaka is quite unfit for drinking. Even boiling tap water may not help remove all the contaminants present in the water.
The water present in the jars used in the offices and restaurants for drinking purposes contains high amounts of coliform bacteria. Dhaka mainly relies on groundwater, and the industries and domestic wastes contaminate it with each passing day. Even the water quality of the BuriGanga and Sitalakhya rivers are also getting worse at an exponential rate.
Many people fall fatally ill after drinking the tap water. So, we especially recommend that you should not go for tap water for drinking purposes. Always prefer sealed water bottles of known and trustworthy companies.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: This cafe is the best place to hang out in the evenings with families and friends. The staff there is amiable. This place may cost you some extra takka (the currency of Bangladesh), but it will be worth every takka.
Here are few more organic cafes that you can visit while you are enjoying your trip in Dhaka
- Peyala Dcc
- Khamar Bari
- Zorba kafe
- Roll Xpress cafe
Here is sad news for alcohol lovers that you may not find breweries here. Since it is a muslim country, alcohol beverages will be sold in limited quality.
You can indulge yourself in various activities in Dhaka. The city has several clubhouses and other sites where various types of activities can be held.
Yoga and Retreats
You might have heard that yoga is good for your health. Maybe you also tried it and discovered that it makes you feel better. Consistent yoga practice offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. And yoga retreats are a fantastic way to relax your mind. You will be amazed to know that Dhaka has a tremendous collection to choose from.
Some of the yoga studios you can visit are:
- Aayan's Zumba fitness Dance Studio: Zumba is the most awesome workout ever. It adds dance to great music, with great people, and helps burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax your mind and body.
- Yoga for life: It is the best yoga studio in Bangladesh. Their primary purpose is to learn and share yoga through yoga, which helps us be free and united. They are also known to conduct private as well as corporate yoga sessions.
It is highly recommended for all eco-friendly travelers to stay in green hotels. Although Dhaka provides good accommodation facilities to its guests. Most of the hotels are equipped with all the necessary things, the management has also kept in mind the Guest's comfort requirements. They provide you with free Internet, Gym, and Security Lockers. Laundry facilities will also be provided by hotels, etc.
We have listed below some of the best eco-friendly green hotels in the region.
- Green House Hotel and Tour: One of the best green Hostel in Dhaka is the 'Green House Hotel and Tour.' It has high international accommodations. They care for almost all your needs. Rooms are well furnished and provided with all the necessities like refrigerators, television, telephone, etc. They offer you laundry services. They also have a fitness center, and a doctor will be at your door on your call. They have Business centers and meeting rooms. They also let you rent a car if you want to go on your own or say you want to explore the city on your own. The whole hotel is surveillance with CCTV, and other security measures have also been taken. All the services are provided 24x7. The GreenHouse Hotel and Tour may charge you around $60 per night (prices can vary slightly depending on the situations or the time you visit the city). Booking payments are also not refundable unless specified.
- Green Bangla Hotel: Green Bangla Hotel is a well-known Hostel in Dhaka. Green hotels are eco-friendly as they have things that ensure environmental protection. This hotel ensures that an individual who is visiting the Hostel may feel like you are at home. They also have a fair cancellation policy If you alert them or tell them 24 hours you will not have to pay.
- Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka: This green hotel provides several amenities like a pool for its guests, free wifi, air-conditioned rooms, a spa, gym, business services, a bar, hot tub, etc. It is also close to some amazing areas and spots that you can visit like Bashundhara city mall (five minutes walk from the hotel), Katabon Mosque(seventeen mins walk from the hotel), etc.
- Hotel green tower: This hotel is located at a mere distance of 1.9km from Petrobangla. It is an astonishing building which is constructed in a Japanese style business hotel.
Hostels and Guest Houses
- Ambrosia Guest House: Ambrosia Guest House is well located in Dhaka. It is near the World University of Bangladesh. They offer a Continental Breakfast. This 5-star hotel offers you world-class accommodations and facilities. They provide free parking to their Guests. It has a beautiful Garden as well.
Here are a few more hotels that you can check;
- InterContinental Dhaka
- Radisson Blu Dhaka
- Royal Inn Dhaka
- Blue Star Sun Serviced Apartment
- APT garden
- Spring Hill Apartments
CouchSurfing can be the best way to discover the culture and heritage of people of that particular place. It is the method of discovering the site while staying with the locals of that place. We all know how much locals can be useful to us in being aware of being scammed or being overcharged by someone.
There might not be a lot of camping options available in Dhaka. However, there are lots of perfect camping places in Bangladesh. Camping is all about adventure, and these places assure that you experienced the most adventurous time here.
- Base Camp: This camp manages your accommodations according to your likes and budget. They also have rooms there if someone does not want to live in tents, but camping is all about tents. Well, they are only doing their work. Those guys are making sure that none of their customers should feel discomfort.
- Sylhet national Park : The National Park of Sylhet is the place for your camping. You will be able to see some rare species of birds here. Here are also some adventurous activities. In our opinion, this is the best place to camp in Bangladesh.
How to Get There
The Bangladesh government knows the importance of transportation. They are doing great work to make it more convenient and easier for travelers and tourists to roam around the cities or visit their country.
Right now, there may not be uniform access to all the ways of transportation. Still, overall, it can be considered decent and acceptable. The Bangladesh Government specifically appoints four ministries to look after the Transportation facilities in their nation.
Air Transportation in Bangladesh is quite well. They have four international airports and five Domestic Airports. Shahjalal International Airport is in Dhaka, which is our point of interest right now. Unlike Other International Airports in Dhaka, which serve in Mid-East Destinations.
The Shah Jalal Airport also serves the wider Asian region and Europe. The best part is all the domestic airports in Bangladesh have services to and from Dhaka. If you change your mind and want to visit any other Dhaka city, you can easily opt for Air Transportation.
It is possible to travel to in Dhaka via buses. Various private bus services are available to get you to Dhaka as well. It is advised that you prefer bus services over personal vehicles to travel in an eco-friendly manner.
Mainly, Bangladesh shares its Rail Network with Indian Borders. So, it is convenient for anyone in India to travel to Dhaka. Many districts in Bangladesh are connected via the rail network so it becomes very convenient to travel.
Well, Hitchhiking mainly depends on the place and the person. Hitchhiking is suitable for areas that are populated and secure. Hitchhiking in Dhaka might be difficult unless you have a hand of Fortune God on your head. In Dhaka, you can ask truck drivers or any other person for a lift but it can prove to be dangerous hence should be avoided.
There are more chances that they will think that they will be paid for this, and if you don't pay them in the end, they would be highly disappointed. The solution to this problem is that you and the driver must mutually agree on the free lift. You might get a person who is willing to give you a lift for free. But, be cautious about safety measures.
Water transport is the other means of transportation to get there (in Dhaka). Bangladesh has many ports, for instance:
- The Port of Pangoan set out the ships which travel across Bangladesh and provide connectivity with the city of Kolkata.
- The Sadarghat Port is situated in the southern part of Dhaka. On this port, the congestion is mainly caused by passengers.
You are free to move around in the city of Dhaka without an issue. The cops are there to guard you and the locals. You can opt for various transportation means for traveling in Dhaka. Although we highly recommend taking eco-friendly methods for traveling.
Although Bangladesh is safe for locals and even tourists, like developing Asian countries, there are slight risks in going alone in a Silent place, especially at night. Walking would be a convenient way to travel around the city for exploring and experiencing the ethnicity and culture of the place. However, you must try to stay away from the large gatherings in unknown and less patrolled areas.
Well, for a place like Dhaka, Bangladesh, cycling is kind of the same as walking. However, The Government has taken many initiatives to promote cycling, but due to traffic congestion and increased road accidents rates annually.
The idea of promoting and implementing cycling becomes quite a challenge for the Bangladesh Government. However, there are no unique tracks and other facilities for cyclists that should be provided. In our opinion, it is not ideal to go Bicycle in Dhaka.
Going for electric vehicles is another and simple way to travel in a greenway. Well, ddvanced electric vehicles are standard in Dhaka. But BEV, an electric rickshaw, is commonly used by the locals. In Dhaka, it is called an easy bike. It can carry passengers more than a CNG auto. Its working principle is based on the rechargeable lead-acid Batteries.
The Demand for BEV bikes is increasing in Dhaka and other developing Asian countries. You can prefer them for short routes. In our opinion, it is the best way to travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, in a greenway for walking distances and short courses.
With many initiatives taken by the Government, road transport facilities are still in development. With the increase in economic growth, the traffic congestion in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is also increasing rapidly.
The availability of public buses is easy. With more vehicles on the road, public buses become less effective. But for travelers, it can be viewed as an excellent option to travel across the city (Dhaka). In particular, we will advise you to go for the BRT buses (BUS RAPID TRANSIT).
Tram, Train and Subway
Mass Transportation is quite crucial for overpopulated countries. It reduces traffic and produces less pollution. Like BRT ( BUS RAPID TRANSIT), the Government has taken a similar initiative in Subways MRT (MASS RAPID TRANSIT).
There are a lot of markets in Dhaka where you can do sustainable shopping, which means you can easily find an alternative to items you like. These markets are an excellent place for a person who has good bargaining skills; otherwise, you might need to pay some extra bucks for your stuff. You can find almost everything in these markets. For sustainable shopping you can visit the following markets;
- Islampur clothing market
- Gaussia Market Dhaka
- Kacha Bazar
- New Market: This is the commercial market of Dhaka. The area occupied by this market is around 140,000 sq. meter and is in the shape of a triangle. It has entry/exit gates at all three sides of the market. There are also many more markets In Dhaka but after visiting New Market. You have almost explored all things of Dhaka. Visiting any Other market may not provide anything new.
Here are a few more prominent food markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Bara Bazar
- Nurerchala Bazaar
- Sonali Bazaar
- New market Kacha Bazaar
- Bnani food corner
- Today's fresh
- Underground kitchen market
- La Plancha
- Flea Market of Books: This market sets up near the New Market. One of the main reasons for this location to be opted by the sellers of this market is that it is near the main campus of Dhaka University. It attracts thousands of students each time when the market gets set up. One more reason for this market's success is that it is near the New market, attracting different people. An un-written alliance has been made by these two markets which share their customers. This book market is one of the biggest markets in Dhaka. Almost all types of books are available in this market, both new and old.
Here are some other flea markets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Dhaka new market
- Sazzad Flaxiload
- Shimultali Bazar
Second Hand Stores
Unfortunately, there is no widespread or known Second Hand Store in Dhaka. However, you can get all the necessary or antique things you want from the Flea markets or commercial markets. You may find a Second -Hand Store in the New Market, Dhaka. We have listed below some famous second-hand stores in Dhaka;
- Old and used goods market
- Old furniture and crafts
- Green technology
- M/S Abul enterprise
Eco-Fashion is all about fashionable clothes which affect the environment at a minimal Level. It considers all the factors related to the environment and workers who make them.
Well, in this case too, no popular eco-fashion store or market is there in Dhaka. You may find shops of eco-fashion In Dhaka. However, until now, none of them is famous for their work or items. You may find a famous local store when you visit there.
For a very long time, Dhaka used to rely on recycling sectors to recover non-organic materials. Today, many governmental, semi-governmental, and non-governmental organizations are together to reduce and recycle waste.
Dhaka may be a part of a developing nation that focuses mainly on economic development. However, on the other hand, it is also taking initiatives to reduce and recycle waste.
The two Dhaka Municipal Corporations manage solid waste: -
- Dhaka North City Corporation
- Dhaka South City Corporation
In Dhaka, 80% of total waste is organic, which can be very beneficial if used effectively. The estimation facts suggest that only up to 60% of waste gets collected while the rest gets diverted to slums.
Work and Study Abroad
We all know that Bangladesh is a developing country. Bangladesh hasn't failed to shock many economists, experts, and observers with its rapid economic development. Bangladesh has taken many initiatives for the betterment of education in the country. Yet, its institutions are not recognized as world-class institutes.
The World University of Bangladesh provides an exchange program for willing and dedicated students. Suppose you are looking for a way to get admission to the World University of Bangladesh. You can apply for the Exchange student program from your home university if you are not a Bangladesh citizen. The World University of Dhaka lets the student participate in the Student Exchange program after completing the first or second semesters in the Home University. However, it is only possible if the host University nominates a particular student. If all the things go in favour of a student, they might get a chance to study abroad.
When you are the only one to look after yourself, then it is quite difficult to arrange all the things in a manner in the beginning. The expenses of the hotels are so high that you may not even earn that much. The Au pair comes as a helping hand for those in a foreign country and do work for their living.
The Au pair provides you with a host family where you can live a quiet, comfortable life in exchange for managing their career. The work can be simple, like look after the house in their absence or baby-sitting. By living like that, you may learn about people's culture and values in those countries.
We all know that the world is in bad shape, and it needs care. The world is alive because of only good people who want happiness for all and want to take care of the environment and selflessly do something. "Volunteer" is a term we use for these people who commit themselves to an organization, helping people in need for free.
Suppose you want to volunteer in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There are many organizations in which you can register and can help people.
- Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
- Film4 Peace
- Maria Cristina Foundation
- Medical Teams International
These different organizations work in different-different sectors to help people. You can sign-up for anyone of them in which you see yourself as a potential candidate.