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Bangladesh Pictures - Dhaka and Sonargaon: Dhaka, the City of Rickshaws, Dhaka Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), and Sonargaon, the ancient capital of Isa Khan's kingdom in Bengal. 

Dhaka Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Dhaka, Bangladesh.                                                                           

Dhaka is the capital and the largest city in Bangladesh. The city is situated in central Bangladesh on the banks of the Buriganga River. Dhaka has a population of around 13 million and is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

Dhaka is known as the City of Mosques. Star Mosque
, also known as Tara Masjid, is one of the mosques in Dhaka. It is a five-domed mosque located in Dhaka (Bangladesh) in the old part of the city. It was built in the first half of the 19th century in the Mughal style. The mosque was renovated and extended in 1926. Two of the five domes were added in 1987.

The mosque, both inside and outside, is decorated with mosaic. Hundreds of blue stars have been created on the domes of white marble. All over the mosque the motif of stars dominates the decoration. Five arched doorways provide entrance to the mosque

 

Rickshaws in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Rickshaws in Dhaka, Bangladesh.                                                                                                         

Dhaka is also known as the City of Rickshaws (the Rickshaw Capital of the World) since rickshaws are a common way of transport in Dhaka.

Sonargaon, Bangladesh
Sonargaon, Bangladesh.                                                                                                                        © Subarashi Tours

Sonargaon is the ancient capital of Isa Khan's Kingdom in
Bengal. It is located near the current-day city of Narayanganj (Bangladesh). Sonargaon is now the eastern terminus of the Sher Shah Suri (Grand Trunk Road) that extends approximately 2500 kilometres across northern India and Pakistan to Peshawar.


 

Links

The Star Mosque
information about the star mosque, also known as tara masjid from banglapedia (the national encyclopedia of bangladesh).

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