Things To Do in Dhaka, Bangladesh

With its colourful history and rich cultural traditions, Dhaka – the capital and largest city of Bangladesh – is known the world over as the ‘City of Mosques’.

Having attracted travellers from near and far throughout the ages, Dhaka has grown into a mega city of around 15 million people and the hub of the nation's industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities today. Its Muslim influence is reflected in more than 700 mosques and historic buildings found throughout the city.

Dhaka is located in the geographic centre of the country; in the great deltaic region of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The city is within the monsoon climate zone and is in one of the world's leading rice and jute or natural raw jute growing regions. Its economy is mainly driven by the jute textile industries, muslin and cotton industries as well as food processing; in particular, rice milling.

Shahbag

Experience old and new Dhaka in this vibrant precinct, with its busy streets and filled with shoppers, diners and travellers passing the transportation hub.

Discover one of Dhaka’s most vibrant neighbourhoods with a visit to Shahbag. Located on the border of Dhaka’s Old and New Town, Shahbag has been a prominent part of the city since the seventeenth century. Today, this bustling neighbourhood is a hotbed of activity and a curious mix of cultures, influences and lifestyles. There are historic buildings tucked between modern skyscrapers, traditional bazaars beside busy street markets and important cultural landmarks alongside contemporary shops and restaurants.

In addition to being a popular tourist destination, Shahbag is also home to many of the city’s public institutions and is a hub of transportation in Dhaka. From here, visitors can easily connect to the rest of the city by train, bus or taxi.

Getting to Shahbag

Whether visiting the area for business or leisure, guests at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka are well placed to take advantage of Shahbag’s many charms. The hotel is just a short 5-minute drive from the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of Shabag, making it easy to explore the area on your own schedule.

Rose Garden Palace

Experience the beauty and charm of this former residence, now a historical landmark with an interesting history to unravel.

Explore one of Dhaka’s most iconic buildings at the Rose Garden Palace. Built in the late 19th century, this stunning building holds a unique place in Dhaka's history as a political site and remains one of the most prominent pieces of architecture in the city today.

Getting to the Rose Garden Palace

Guests at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka can explore the best of the city on their doorstep. Our luxury 5-star accommodation features spacious rooms, excellent amenities and a range of gourmet bars and restaurants to enjoy. Beyond the lobby, the vibrant city of Dhaka awaits, with attractions like the famous Rose Garden Palace less than a 20-minute drive away. Book your stay today and see why Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka stands out amongst other hotels near the Rose Garden.

Nandan Park

Great for family day outs, take a spin on one of the rides or have a splash down a water slide. There is something everyone, young and old.

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun at Bangladesh’s premier amusement park, Nandan Park. This expansive theme park on the edge of Dhaka offers fun and excitement for all ages. With more than 28 major attractions and plenty of lush green spaces, Nandan Park is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Full day tickets to Nandan Park cost Tk. 620 for Adults and Tk. 3000 for a four-person Family Pass including lunch. The park is easily accessible by car or public transport. From Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, it is roughly an hour and a half drive away.

With lavish rooms and suites, an enviable location and great amenities, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka stands out amongst other hotels for those looking for a comfortable Nandan Park resort. Book your room today and start planning your adventure.

Gulshan

Home to Dhaka’s major commercial hub; find the best shopping, entertainment and dining options alongside office skyscrapers and government offices.

Discover a thriving hub of entertainment and some of the best dining options in the city in Gulshan. This vibrant neighbourhood is one of the most affluent in Dhaka, home to excellent restaurants, upscale shopping and plenty of nightlife. The area is also a major commercial centre. Dotted with modern skyscrapers, many of Dhaka’s most prominent businesses have head offices here, along with the city’s embassies and high commissions.  

With spacious rooms, excellent amenities and a location that puts the best of the city on your doorstep, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka hotel is an ideal base for business and leisure travellers alike. Our hotel is less than a 30-minute drive from the sights and sounds of Gulshan, making it easy for guests to explore at their own pace.