Friday, April 01, 2016

Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka

Ahsan Manzil - আহসান মঞ্জিল

Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka
Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ahsan Manzil

Yesterday 1st of April we visited Ahsan Manzil. It is the palace of the Dhaka Nawab family. This magnificent building is situated in Waiz Ghat Bazar (Kumartoli), Old Dhaka along the bank of Buriganga River. The Pink Palace construction was started in 1859 and was completed in 1872. In 1830, the French trading house of Kumartuli was purchased by the landlord of Dhaka Khwaja Alimullah. After some renovation work it became his residence. That time a stable and a family mosque was added in the compound. After his death, his son Khwaja Abdul Gani made a great flourish to the property and named it after his son Khaza Ahsan Ullah as "Ahsan Manjil". He did a great renovation work to the old building and in the east side of the old building made a new building with a different design. Since then, the new building was called "Rong mohol" and the old building was called "Ondor Mohol". Rong mohol building is used as a museum. This museum is well organized and maintained by Dhaka National Museum. In 1985, Dhaka National Museum acquired the property. 



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Inside Ahsan Manzil

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Ashan Manzil at 2012.03.15


Video of Ahsan Manzil 



Visiting Hours:
April to September:
Saturday to Wednesday : ( 10.00 AM – 18.00 PM)
October to March:
Saturday to Wednesday : ( 9.00AM-17.00PM)
Friday : (3.00 PM-8.00PM)
Holidays : Thursday and Government Holidays.
Telephone: 7391122, 7393866.


Ahsan Manzil in Google Map


3 comments:

  1. I must say, You indeed spend lots of quality time of yours for this blog. That's the main reason of it's attraction.

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    1. Thanks Raihan Bhai. You are the only person who appreciate me always..

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  2. Nice photo and story on the pride of Dhaka - Ahsan Manzil. Thanks for sharing!

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