Ahsan Manzil the Pink Palace

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Ahsan Manzil, also called The Pink Palace. It is situated at Old Dhaka, just beside the bank of the river Buri Ganga. The construction of the palace was begun in 1859 and completed in 1872. Nawab Abdul Ghani named it Ahsan Manzil after his son Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah. If you want to read more about this palace, you can read it from Wikipedia

Ahsan Manzil is a two stored long building (which is one of the most beautiful palaces from Bangladesh) having a very wide staircase. When it was initially built the staircase was just beside the river. But in current days the river has moved a bit further. Now a days the building is organized as a museum which displaces plenty of used stuffs from the Nawab family. The museum is rich with collections and takes a bit of time to explore and understand.

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How to go to Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil is located at the Old Dhaka (at Islampur). It is quite impossible to go there using private vehicles. It is always suggested to take rickshaw to go there (or walk through the old town). Take a rickshaw from Motijheel area and they should be able to drop you in front of the palace gate. If they do not know abut the Ahsan Manzil then ask them to drop you at Islampur Bazar. Ask anyone from the Islampur to show you direction. GPS coordinate of the location is (23°42'30.6"N, 90°24'21.7"E).

Opening and Closing time

Ahsan Manjil is closed at Thursday. At Friday its open from 3-5pm, and any other days its open from 9-5pm. But at summer time, I meant after April, it uses to be open till 6:00pm. So before visiting the place, make sure you know about the the timing about open/close. Finally, it will cost you only two Taka to enter the Ahsan Manzil. Using the same ticket you can visit the Museum too. So its really cheap.

Ahsan Manzil,
Old Dhaka,
GPS Coordinate (23°42'30.6"N, 90°24'21.7"E),
List of Hotels from Dhaka.

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 20 March 2010


  1. কাজে লাগল। অনেক ধন্যবাদ।

  2. A must see place for the tourists at Old Dhaka.


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