Gol Talaab from Old Dhaka

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Gol Talaab from the top, and at far sight Buriganga river is visible.



Gol Talaab is located in Islampur of Old dhaka (near from the Ahsan manzil). This is also known as Gol Pukur which means a round pond. Local people use to call this as Nawab bari pushkuni. This is a round shaped large pond. Every side of the pond is occupied with buildings. Also it's hard to cover the whole pond with your camera.


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View of Gol Talaab from 10th floor.



I have gone at the 10th floor of a building which is just beside the pond. This building helped me to enjoy the full view of the pond from the top. Also from the top of the building, you can enjoy the both Buriganga river, and the pond. Also at the far sight you can see the dome of the Ahsan manzil.


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Gol Talab, and far sight is Buriganga river, a ship is passing through the river.



This pond was created during 1886 by Nawab Abdul Bari. That's why some people use to call this as Nawab Abdul Bari Pukur. Whatever the name is, it's a nice place to watch. Specially from the top. Once again remember, this is just beside the Ahsan manzil. But the roads to the pond are a bit narrow (you know those are old Dhaka roads).


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Gol Talab from 10th floor, and the Buriganga river.



Now a days the Pond is monitored and managed by the Moulovi Khawaja Abdullah Welfare Trust. People use to take bath at this pond, but they have to pay for this. If you want to visit the place, you can take your togs with you so that you can throw your body into the water of the pond. It's not that much high price to take a bath there i think.


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Gol Talaab, and far sight is Ahsan manzil (at left)



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View of Gol Talaab from the 9th floor.



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View of Gol Talaab from the 3rd floor.



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View of Gol Talaab from the ground level.



Gol Talaab,
Islampur,
Old Dhaka,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate (23°42'34.9"N, 90°24'19.1"E).



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



Sunday, 17th April 2010


Comments

  1. Hi,

    You can see the video of the water tank from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtHLJmHndww

    Thanks
    Demon

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