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Sadarghat

Sadarghat river port is the most exciting place in Dhaka that you will never miss to visit while visiting Bangladesh. It is the biggest river terminal in the world, more than fifty thousand people use this terminal every day and thousands of people are busy for other purposes. It is situated on the Buriganga River in the old part of Dhaka.

The Sadarghat means City Wharf. It stands a little left in front of the Ahsan Manzil. Sadarghat is also the central point of the Buckland Bund. Originally, it was built as a place for landing of boats, launches, and even ships coming to Dhaka from other places. Large vessels can no longer use it because of shoaling up of the river bed entry and an overall downsizing of the capacity of the inland waterways.

Hundreds of boats and launches arrive at and depart from Sadarghat facilitating communication mostly with the southern districts. Barges carrying cargoes also use Sadarghat as a point of landing and departure. Sadarghat also has a floating market for fruits and vegetables. The Sadarghat has a busy terminal for steamers that carry passengers to districts and regional cities such as Khulna. Many spots of Dhaka city are connected with Sadarghat by a road parallel to the river. On either side of the road are many wholesale shops. along with the Portuguese fort

 

How To Go

Anyone can reach Sadarghat road with taxi/three-wheeler/bus from anywhere in Dhaka

 

Source: Wikipedia

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