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Shahid Minar

Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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If you are a Bengali, then you visit this place. It's part of history. The atmosphere on 21st... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Our Pride ....

This is one of the must-see sights in Bangladesh. It has a history of sacrifice and a legacy of... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Dhaka university campus, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are a Bengali, then you visit this place. It's part of history. The atmosphere on 21st February is quite different out there.

Thank signyourname
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is one of the must-see sights in Bangladesh. It has a history of sacrifice and a legacy of freedom. And it is right in the middle of Dhaka University ... so you would find lots of helpful students to help the tourist with the...More

1  Thank Ruhinalam
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is the place where a few Bangladeshies gave their lives for the cause of establishing Bangla as National language in the then Pakistan time during the Langugae movement of 1952. Nation should be proud of those courageous sons of the soil. Every year, on...More

1  Thank akmasood61
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The students of Dhaka University and Dhaka Medical College were killed on 21st February 1952 by Pakistani police. The students were protesting to establish official status of native Bangla language as Bengali population were majority in Pakistan at that time. Subsequently, protest got momentum as...More

Thank AftabKhan58
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Martyrs shaded blood for our mother language. We all Bangladeshi are proud of our language. I think we all should keep our Shahid Minar clean.

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you know the history of this place before going there, you are bound to be emotional. All you need to do is to imagine yourself in 1952. This places is unique in the sense that, you will hardly find any place where people died...More

Thank fuadomar
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've visited the Shaheed Minar many times and on each occasion I am struck by the power of this monument. It is almost understated but this belies its significance as a milestone in Bangladesh's journey to Independence. On this visit, there were few beggars or...More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The first Shaheed Minar was built immediately after the events of 21–22 February 1952. According to Dr. Sayeed Haider the main planner and the designer of the first Shaheed Minar, the decision to build it was first made by the students of Dhaka Medical College....More

Thank fazlurrahman908
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Situated within Dhaka University, this is one of the most sacred monument of the country. Built in memory of the martyrs who dedicated their life for their mother tongue Bangla. Lot of historical events held around this area before Bangladesh was born. Paying homage to...More

Thank Moinul K
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's a significant site so worth a visit. It's not far from other sites. Not necessarily spectacular in itself.

Thank Ripwalk
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