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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2016
antiques and relic in Dhaka  (1 Answer)

Hi i need a present for my bro,. hed like a war relic, where might i be able to find



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2016
Is wearing a waist pouch in Bangladesh safe?  (12 Answers)

I wish to know whether wearing a waist pouch in Bangladesh is safe or not. I can keep my digital camera, cards, cash, passport and notes in the waist pouch but not the camera in a neck wallet.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2016
Are there traffic jams on 26 March, Bangladesh National Day?  (8 Answers)

May i know whether there are traffic jams on 26 March in Dhaka? 26 March 2016 falls on Saturday and is Bangladesh National Day. Travel from Uttara to Mirpur then to Old Dhaka. How much would it cost by CNG rides?

I am thinking about rescheduling arrical date. If there are traffic jams surely, i will not reschedule the arrival date.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2016
Taxi ride costs from Uttara to Dhanmondi and Gulshan  (1 Answer)

How much it costs for a taxi rides from Uttara to Dhanmondi and Gulshan? I would like to visit Dhanmondi and Gulshan from Hotel Milina in Uttara. What currency do the drivers accept?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2016
What Currency to use for tourists? What to see ?  (18 Answers)

i am planning an impromptu trip to Dhaka. May i know what currency are tourists expected to use in Bangladesh? i don't think i can find Bangladesh currency notes circulating in Singapore.

For a Chinese tourist, what are the most interesting places in Dhaka that should not be missed? I am planning only a two days' trip. Or should i skip Dhaka and go for Cox Bazar?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2015
Visa on arrival for Australians?  (5 Answers)

Hi,

Can you get visas on arrival being an Australian citizen? I'm hearing mixed stories..

TIA


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2015
Where to stay?  (1 Answer)

Is there a particular area or district where the hotels are? I will be going to watch Australia v Bangladesh in the football (Yes football) in November.... Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2015
Muggers and Snatchers

How to deal with muggers and snatchers?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2015
Renting room for unmarried couple  (1 Answer)

Hi,
I am living in Canada for the last 3 years. I am planning to visit Bangladesh recently. I have a girlfriend in Bangladesh. We are not married yet. Is it allowed in Bangladesh to rent a room as an unmarried couple?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2015
New Guy Traveling to Dhaka  (7 Answers)

I am a chicken who is venturing out of its nest for the first time in life. In other words, I am leaving my country India behind and crossing the border for the first time. It all started when I met someone on Facebook and he said a lot about Dhaka and how beautiful it is. I am on a break from my work and so I want to visit there now. I have been planning it for a long time but money's always been tight. I am kinda excited now (I mean, next month).

The thing is I plan to stay there for a month (a day or two less maybe) and my budget around 2000 INR or 2400 BDT. Room quality or room service doesn't matter, I don't even need a hotel; I can stay at a dorm or a mess as I am a single, no-frills guy, or even as a paying guest. I can also stay in hostels. Just a single bed and shared bathroom would do. The thing is that since I want to see Dhaka I need to stay somewhere in Dhaka only; if I stay somewhere else like Khulna or Barisal the journey from there to Dhaka would leave me too tired for anything else. I asked my friend for accommodation at his home but he said his family is very conservative about such things. Please let me know names of areas in Dhaka where I can find cheap accommodations like this, as I would need to specify it as an entry point in my Visa application. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2014
safety in dhaka  (1 Answer)

is it safe to go outside in local market for a single girl at night


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2014
Young Foreigner in Dhaka  (2 Answers)

I want to get new young foreigner friend in dhaka . Could you please inform me? or give their contact details as reference?thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2014
2 Year olds  (5 Answers)

Does anyone know that if a small 2 year old child is more likely to catch a disease in Bangladesh? If so, how can I prevent it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 23, 2014
India tour  (5 Answers)

I have a plan to visit India for 7 days but want to visit maximum places like Delhi, Jaipur , Agra , Manila & Kolkata . For save time i want to make my tour by air I/o train in India. So if you have any idea for make plan for this tour.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2014
About helicopter riding  (2 Answers)

Is it possible to ride on helicopter in dhaka just for 1 hour in a low rate ??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 08, 2013
dhaka question about.......  (1 Answer)

is dhaka safe for Indian to do job there.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2013
travel to dhaka  (3 Answers)

is travellin to dhaka safe for next one week


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2013
Dhaka Transit Visa  (3 Answers)

I am traveling from Hong Kong to Kathmandu, but their is a stop in Dhaka in which it is one hour. I am on the same plane leaving, so will I need a visa of any sort for Dhaka?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2013
Restaurant  (2 Answers)

What is the best place to eat in Dhaka? I am returning after 6 years!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2013
Transit VISA for Thai ordinary passport availability at Dhaka airport  (1 Answer)

Hi I am a Thai holding Thai ordinary passport. I will take a flight of biman from nepal to Bkk and have a transit for 1 day about 24 hours period (1 aftertoon, a night and 1 morning). Whether I needs the VISA in case i am within airport. And if I would like to go outside the airport, can I get transit visa at Dhaka airport. Is there any counter for transit VISA there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2013
Is Transit Visa Required while in transit through Dhaka  (3 Answers)

travelling to kolkata via dhaka from hong kong.. do I need a transit visa if the connecting flight is different.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2013
Do I need to apply a tourist visa  (2 Answers)

Hi, I want to visit in Dhaka,Bangladesh for sight seeing and shopping. My question is can I go to Dhaka without tourist visa,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2012
How much money do I need for staying 6 days in dhaka  (3 Answers)

I will be travelling for the first time to dhaka this month, basically it's work but I intend to extend my stay for some sight seeing. Would like to know how much money do i need to bring to be sufficient for 6 days. Is credit card, widely accepted?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2012
Is it safe for single female to travel in Dhaka?  (1 Answer)

I will be going to Dhaka for work trip and intend to extend 1-2 for sightseeing.

Is it safe? Any recommendations for places to visit?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2012
Dhaka Visit  (6 Answers)

Hi everyone, I am landing in Dhaka at 2am next Wednesday and I was wondering are there airport shuttles avaialble to Pan Pacific Sonargon Hotel. I emailed the hotel directly but never got a response. How much would a taxi cost in tk/usd?

Thanks,

Ron


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2012
Living conditions in Bangla Desh, particularly in Dakha  (8 Answers)

Hello, I'm an Italian Geologist 41 years old, and I've just received a good job offer for one year in Bangla Desh. Basically, I would be based in an office in Dakha, in the quarter of Baridhara, but sometimes with field surveys in Rangpur, Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Tangail, Bogra, and Rajshahi. The job position is extremely attractive and fascinating and also the salary is good (I wuold be payed in Thai Bhat, about 60000 per month, equivalent to 163445.13 Takas, if I correctly converted the currency). I am really excited of this job opportunity, but at the same time I quite worried.
Browsing on the web I read many controversial information on Dakha and Bangladesh in general. Someone speaks of an awful hot and wet climate, of terrible infective diseases, millions of mosquitoes (including those transmitting the Dengue virus), very bad and dangerous public transports, not drinkable water, unsafe food, very poor hospitals, old houses and hotels not very clean, high levels of criminality, continuous political and religious disorders and fightings. Some others, instead, report of a beautiful, peaceful country, with just some danger of diseases in rural areas.
Now, taking into account that I'm accustomed to European standards of living and that I should work there for at least one year (not just a few weeks as a tourist) can somebody objectively describe the living conditions in Dakha and in the rest of Bangladesh? Do you think it's worth accepting such a job offer? I am particular worried about infective diseases. Can someone tell me precisely which the compulsory and suggested vaccinations are? And in which do these vaccinations consist? Pills or injections? How long does it take, on the whole, such preventive cures? Just a few days or weeks? Thanks in advance for any answer. Regards.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2011
Duja Purga festival  (6 Answers)

Dear Dhaka-Specialists, I'm planning a 10 days stay in Dhaka in the beginning of october. I read that from 2nd to 6th october there will be the Duja Purga Festival. What does this mean? Do people work then or is it a public holiday and they have all the days off? Or just one day off? How is shopping during these days? Public transports? Thank you very much for your answers. Kind regards. Agnes


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2010
Car and driver Uttara  (1 Answer)

We are part of a group staying in Dhaka and are wondering how to arrange a reasonably SAFE car and driver for occasional day rentals. WE are based in UUttara sector 10


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2010
Church of the Holy Rosary, Tejgaon, Dhaka.

Does anybody have a high-quality photo of the Church of the Holy Rosary, Tejgaon, Dhaka (the front)? I really need one for something academic which I am publishing and mine is not good enough....
I would be enormously grateful of someone could help me out here.
Stefan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2010
More information..  (2 Answers)

As I will be living in Dhaka from September onwards alone, it would be good to hear more from you. I expect to take an apartment in Gulshan.



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