Where dread meets charm…



Dhaka is one of the most densely populated and also one of the poorest cities of the world which is an enormously noisy and chaotic place, bubbling with energy. The dark stinky Buriganga river and the garbage dump everywhere may overwhelm the visitors at first sight but Dhaka's charm starts to show itself when you go into the back of one of its myriad colorful cycle rickshaws and see the various gaudy local dresses, clothes, walls and shops. Dhaka has a spiritual side as well. The architecture of Hindu temples and Muslim mosques and their thriving arts are something you will always remember. Dhaka is not without social challenges. There is an extreme contrast in social classes in this city. There are lots of luxurious skyscrapers and on the other hand, there are many people living in slums. Almost half of the city lives in ramshackle one or two-room houses made of straw, crude break, and recycled plastics and they eventually end up in areas in dumps and garbage. By the way, the contrast of Dhaka's industrialized appearance like baking brick factories, coal extractions, leather sewing working places, and its marvelous environment with exotic trees and rivers along the city is som... See more