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Old October 30, 2017, 03:26 PM
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Old October 30, 2017, 04:06 PM
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Any advice on places in Dhaka to visit ideal for a 7 year old ?
Most ppl travelling from abroad prefer to stay in pvt car for convenience and safety ...

But for a 7 year old .. I would just take him/her to various mode of transportation of Dhaka in local roads at least one day ...

Rickshaw .. cng .... maybe a train ride (in bd if u find steam engine ?) kids love those ...

Then in village ..playing with domestic animals

I would focus on simple things they can do which would take effort elsewhere ...

Would avoid theme park kids park oriented stuff in Dhaka....west has much superior things .. 7 is also too young I feel for historical site visits

I prefer activity oriented hands on visits with kids ... with high visitor engagement rather than sight seeing and reading

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Old October 30, 2017, 06:21 PM
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Lol you guys are so boring, take him to Jamuna Future Park or Fantasy Kingdom.

7 Year olds will love the rides.
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Old October 30, 2017, 06:36 PM
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Make sure he visits the villages and plays cricket, thats a good experience.
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Old October 30, 2017, 06:41 PM
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Lol you guys are so boring, take him to Jamuna Future Park or Fantasy Kingdom.

7 Year olds will love the rides.
I expected a dumb post like that ... read above ..knew it

U want rides ..go to Disney land . Not Dhaka

Unlike you all I have extensive experience in entertaining kids ...
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Old October 30, 2017, 07:02 PM
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I expected a dumb post like that ... read above ..knew it

U want rides ..go to Disney land . Not Dhaka

Unlike you all I have extensive experience in entertaining kids ...

He is 7 year old not 70, do you think he will understand that logic, that rides are better in the west.

I get what your saying, but in the modern world, he is not going to listen to a excuse like

"Oh rides are better in the west"
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Old October 30, 2017, 07:14 PM
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Stick to cars .. don't argue about things that you don't understand

A trip is limited by time and you have to get the best from it ...

Unless u live there or is there by extended period of time ..only dumb a$$es would take their children there ..

My 3 cent .. you could do whatever u want however..nobody stopping you
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Old October 31, 2017, 04:20 AM
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Thanks for the response guys. I really want to do loads with him in the country but due to lack of time and some official work and fricking dawats not sure how much I can get done. Unfortunately wont be going to a proper village but might be going to a tea garden.

I have a few things on my list I want him to experience:
- Rickshaw +CNG +Tempo ride is defo on the list. My Father has been has been wishing to take him on a rickshaw ride for the last 6 months.
- Visit a proper street bazzar. Probably Farm gate.
- Lal Bagh and Ahsan Manzil might be on the cards as I havent seen these places either, despite my friend living just right outside the gates of Lal Bagh
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Old October 31, 2017, 08:20 AM
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might be going to a tea garden.

- Visit a proper street bazzar. Probably Farm gate.
- this is a good idea.. going to kacha bazaar/fish market and do negotiations... and not the fixed pridced one. Live chicken, live goat. (but absolutely avoid any sight of slaughtering, or skinning)

- attempt a t20 match if bpl is on or any other t20 on. (bad: seats are extremely uncomfortable in bd stadiums, i prefer grass/picnic sitting for cricket)

- Take him to big jummah prayer in one of the bigger Masjid. Focus on experience that he won't find where he is living now

- Though i tend to prefer local foods when visiting a place, for dhaka their international dishes have different taste.. so trying out pizza, fried chicken is not a bad idea.

- I hope he gets to experience a load shedding at prime time if it is still a thing in dhaka.

- Though I like kids to have as much ppl exposure as possible, BD is where I become more aware as there are just too many of them. Specially "relatives" ... I personally like to limit exposure to only the right adults... more interaction with counsins or whoever of their age is preferred..

Now that I thnk of it, Bangladesh is not really that of a good country for Kids.
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Old November 8, 2017, 07:25 AM
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I also am planning to indulge in the restaurants near Dhanmondi and was wanting some advice. It will either be solo missions or with a cousin but want recommendations

Tehari: Tehari Ghar (Dhanmondi/Shobhan Bhag) , Shaad Tehari (Lal Matia)
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Sheekh Kebab: Star (Dhanmondi Rd 2)
Nehari/Paya: Star (Dhanmondi Rd 2)
Kachi Biryani: Star or Korai Gosht
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Old November 8, 2017, 09:39 AM
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I also am planning to indulge in the restaurants near Dhanmondi and was wanting some advice. It will either be solo missions or with a cousin but want recommendations

Tehari: Tehari Ghar (Dhanmondi/Shobhan Bhag) , Shaad Tehari (Lal Matia)
Haleem:
Sheekh Kebab: Star (Dhanmondi Rd 2)
Nehari/Paya: Star (Dhanmondi Rd 2)
Kachi Biryani: Star or Korai Gosht
Don't forget to eat at Shakibs and Pyongyang,the NK run restaurant in Dhaka.
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Old November 8, 2017, 11:55 AM
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Don't forget to eat at Shakibs and Pyongyang,the NK run restaurant in Dhaka.
Not sure if you are joking......but the NK joint was closed and there are better establishments for Korean cuisine in Dhaka. There was one near Gulshan 1 roundabout. They cook the food infront of you.

I remember a common rumour that "dog" was a hidden dish that were served to Korean customers only. Dont know, but that put me off eating at Korean restaurants in Dhaka

Tbh I wouldnt mind going to a BD Chinese restaurant like Jing Ling or Chillis
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Old November 8, 2017, 11:59 AM
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Adam bhaiyo, you must go to Chang-Pei for Chinese food!
Between Malibagh-Shiddheshawri and Moghbazaar...New Circular Road!
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Old November 8, 2017, 12:07 PM
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Adam bhaiyo, you must go to Chang-Pei for Chinese food!
Between Malibagh-Shiddheshawri and Moghbazaar...New Circular Road!
Bit out of the way for me as I will mainly be staying in Dhanmondi.

Funny thing you mention Chang Pai. My friends' cousin used to own that. My friend used to own MagDonald's, and despite the name the food was very good, similar to Chang Pei's.
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Old November 10, 2017, 07:33 AM
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Do not eat at Karai Ghost, they were flagged for poor hygiene few years back.
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Old November 10, 2017, 10:25 AM
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Do not eat at Karai Ghost, they were flagged for poor hygiene few years back.
I think it is a miracle if you can survive Bangladesh food without getting GI symptoms regardless of where u eat ... source of most water I think has some trace of fecal matters ....

That's one of my biggest regret .. I can't enjoy the food as much as I should ...
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Old November 10, 2017, 11:52 AM
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Do not eat at Karai Ghost, they were flagged for poor hygiene few years back.
Thanks for the tip. Star it is although I wonder how bad Karai Gosts hygiene issues were lower than Star Kebab's

Sadly overall hygiene amongst the catering fraternity in Bangladesh is generally poor regardless of where you are. Gordon Ramsey went into this NY BD curry house and they had rats all over the place. The guy would cook the curry and store them in proper deshi "baltis".
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Old November 10, 2017, 04:37 PM
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Opposite to Karai G. across the street there is a smaller restaurant called Lailati, my favorite late night hangout place. Quality food.

Beside it there is American Burger, the best pizza in town. So, I order take out at AB, have my dinner at Lailati and then pick up my pizzas and hop on CNG to home.

A common scenario.
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Old November 10, 2017, 05:47 PM
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Is there any nightlife to enjoy in Banani area? To clarify what I mean by nightlife in Banani...during my last trip (some personal, some work) - during the work leg of the trip, I had to stay in Banani for a week. Boy, after work, when friends/relatives gone meeting me by say 9pm, it is hard to spend quality time in hotel room alone ;-) Although hotel itself had pretty decent events/amenities through out the week, but frankly they get boring quite fast

That's the first time I realized, we back home spend our time by "adda" mostly, I wish I knew some places in the area where I could hangout at late evening/midnight and enjoy the time.

No offense guys, I honestly lack knowledge of those nightlife in Banani area if they exist at all.
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Old November 11, 2017, 05:28 AM
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Opposite to Karai G. across the street there is a smaller restaurant called Lailati, my favorite late night hangout place. Quality food.

Beside it there is American Burger, the best pizza in town. So, I order take out at AB, have my dinner at Lailati and then pick up my pizzas and hop on CNG to home.

A common scenario.
What kind of food does Lailati serve? What dishes do you recommend?

I still remember the first American Burger they opened in Gulshan 2 circle. They had this weird guy make the most amazing burgers. Didn’t realise they opened one in Dhanmondi.
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Old November 11, 2017, 05:39 AM
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Is there any nightlife to enjoy in Banani area? To clarify what I mean by nightlife in Banani...during my last trip (some personal, some work) - during the work leg of the trip, I had to stay in Banani for a week. Boy, after work, when friends/relatives gone meeting me by say 9pm, it is hard to spend quality time in hotel room alone ;-) Although hotel itself had pretty decent events/amenities through out the week, but frankly they get boring quite fast

That's the first time I realized, we back home spend our time by "adda" mostly, I wish I knew some places in the area where I could hangout at late evening/midnight and enjoy the time.

No offense guys, I honestly lack knowledge of those nightlife in Banani area if they exist at all.
Gulshan and Banani had all these embassy clubs which would hold parties. You need to have a foreign passport for entry for a few or know some one to get in. I also see photos of these European style techno clubs but don’t know much about them.

Best is to post your question on a travel forum.
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Old November 11, 2017, 07:00 AM
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Do not eat at Karai Ghost, they were flagged for poor hygiene few years back.
Shouldnt they be flagged for being haunted ?
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Adam Bhai when are you going? I’ll be going in Dec. I’m just looking forward for the food experience.
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Old November 11, 2017, 10:11 AM
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Adam Bhai when are you going? I’ll be going in Dec. I’m just looking forward for the food experience.
In Dec too bro InshahAllah.
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Is there any nightlife to enjoy in Banani area? To clarify what I mean by nightlife in Banani...during my last trip (some personal, some work) - during the work leg of the trip, I had to stay in Banani for a week. Boy, after work, when friends/relatives gone meeting me by say 9pm, it is hard to spend quality time in hotel room alone ;-) Although hotel itself had pretty decent events/amenities through out the week, but frankly they get boring quite fast

That's the first time I realized, we back home spend our time by "adda" mostly, I wish I knew some places in the area where I could hangout at late evening/midnight and enjoy the time.

No offense guys, I honestly lack knowledge of those nightlife in Banani area if they exist at all.

Hello Ahsan bhaiya!
By nightlife for a bargain, do you mean a good bar with low cost drinks in Banani area?
Are you looking for 'Mod', I mean a safe SHuri-khana? You can go to Red-Button near the Parliament Bldg. (I think Agar-Gaon). You can also just drink at you own hotel's bar after your friends and relatives leave.

Please do not hesitate to PM me if you are looking for anything specific, as far as 'nightlife' goes, anywhere in Dhaka. If you are looking for Jalsa-ghar style Baiji dance with spicy Kebab + roti + aloo bhaji, I can connect you with my cousins in Old Dhaka...that's bit of a trek from Banani though...but late at night traffic would be light. You can also listen to good classical music there...'Tere kete Taa...Taa tere kete...Taa dhiin, dhin Taa...Aaaa...Aaa...Tumi ajj amar kolmi lota...kolmi..kooolmii..." With sitar/santoor tanpoora...everything. Also Baul music too.
I can send you to all night Baul jam by legendary bauls like Pagla Hashu Miah o taar dol, etc.

Are you looking for late night Kobita-Abriti by up-an-coming Kobis (poets) of Dhaka? I can direct you to the right place, no problem...all night kobitas.

I am not quite sure what exactly you are looking for, if you want to party at night - no problem.

But if you would like to zikr all night at a Mazaar, I can send you to the right place in DHaka as well. please do not hesitate to PM me.
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