Dhaka is a densely populated mega-city where the uninformed traveller might feel a bit overwhelmed upon the first visit. However, after you familiarise yourself with the city, you can explore all of the things it has to offer, including some of the more unusual activities. Down below is a list of some of the best unusual things to do in Dhaka, whether you’re from a similar country or not.
Sample tea from a tea stall
The locals in Dhaka love to drink tea and the tea stalls that line the streets are very popular among all ages. When visiting, be sure to try some street-served tea where you will most definitely feel like a local, doing something you never thought you would do in Dhaka.
Explore the bustling streets of Old Dhaka
While visiting the more modern parts of Dhaka is a fantastic experience, Old Dhaka will transport you through time and you will be amazed at the sites to be seen.
Chawk Bazar, Bongshal Road and Shakhari Bazar are just some of the best places to explore in Old Dhaka and remember to bring a camera as there’ll be some stunning sights to photograph.
Journey in a rickshaw
Dhaka is known to be the ‘City of Rickshaws’, with thousands roaming the streets every day. These modes of transportation bring creativity and colour to the streets of Dhaka, with many rickshaws having striking artwork painted onto the sides of them.
It’s the most popular form of transport in the city and is surprisingly cheap to journey in, making you feel like a true citizen of Dhaka when using one.
Boat ride on the Buriganga
The Buriganga is a lively river that is located in the southern part of the city and is seen to be as busy as the streets of Dhaka.
It’s full of cargo ships, passenger boats and little wooden boats, all of which transport thousands of people across the river and it’s an amazing experience to journey over the river yourself.
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