Sadarghat
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Krungthep Mahanakorn824 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
Every guidebook recommends visitors to experience the unique filthiness of the Buriganga River, consistently rated the world’s most polluted, as thick and pitch-black as asphalt. But this is also where many villagers wash their clothes or take a bath. Those who can afford luxuries like soap even shampoo their hair before rinsing off with water, the world’s most contaminated that is. My local guide took me on a private boat, not so miserable since I didn’t mind this open assault on the senses too much. Plus it made the khlongs of Krungthep, my hometown, suddenly feel like Évian or San Pellegrino Terme. On the way back we decided to torture ourselves by using a commuter boat. To my left was sweat, to my right samosa, and below us all sewage. Yet who dared closing his eyes, ears and nose like three wise monkeys in this environment where “escape” was the only word one could hope for?
Written 5 November 2013
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Ada R
Gdynia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Sadarghat is a boat terminal, in Old Dhaka, it is a very busy place, next to Sadarghat there is market. Great place to take interesting photos
Written 10 November 2012
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Mushfiq Ahmad
Dhaka City, Bangladesh841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015
Dhaka Sadarghat, also called Sadarghat Port, the Dhaka City River Front, located in the southern part of Dhaka, on the river Buriganga, is one of the most dynamic places in Dhaka. Here, the Sadarghat River Boat Terminal is one of the largest river ports in the world. About 300 large and small passenger river boats (motorized) depart and arrive with an average of 500 passengers every hour at the terminal every day. According to the officials at the terminal, 1,50,000 people, in average, use the terminal for departure and arrival every day. At this place hundreds of country boats laden with passengers and merchandise cross the river.
Written 19 October 2015
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Kaniz K
Dhaka City, Bangladesh4,696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
A very busy inland river port. Thousands of water transports are moving from this place everyday. The roads leading to Sadarghat is awfully crowded. We were in big problem taking our vehicle there. The vehicle could hardly move and we had to get down to go to the terminal on foot which was again a struggle. Too many people and the very dirty nasty road. We managed to go to the terminal and took our Steamer on time. From the ship we could see the town all along the river. The water of the river is very filthy. The river is almost dead with raw sewage and wastes of different factories adjacent to the river. The traffic police looked helpless to keep everything in order. The journey by the big steamer/ship was great. There were thousands of shops all along the roads of Sadarghat. There is definitely life in all aspects. Though crowded and messy and filthy, it was a great experience.
Written 27 December 2017
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AdventurePhiles
Dallas, TX810 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
We had thought this area by the river would be nice, at least like Varanassi. But, it was crammed with boats and trash. Don't come just to see it. Come if you are taking a boat only.
Written 3 May 2015
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Riccardo R
Udine, Italy205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
A must-see place in Dhaka. Just ask to a boatman for a 1-hour boat trip on the Buriganga river: he will take you to the other side of the river, then you'll watch the ship-cleaning and repairing work. Price: Tk 200 per hour. Not to be missed!
Written 11 December 2014
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gudmen
Bristol, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
Ok, the place is dirty and overcrowded, the river is black! But living in Dhaka I love to end a random walk in old Dhaka with a 1-hour boat ride on the river. Absolutely the true essence of the country
Written 29 October 2012
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Sziv
Hong Kong, China210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This river port is everything you'd imagine it to be. Bustling, teeming with life. People jostling with their cargo to board the huge river boats. The road alongside the river is fascinating: an attraction in its own right. Delapidated buses edge along the road passing others with just a hair's breadth between them. All manner of carts and bikes and rickshaws struggle to make progress. I could have sat here for hours.
Written 17 June 2019
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pppbjisiskok
Taipei, Taiwan660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
For locals commuting across Buriganga river, this is their lives, and they breathe air of the stinky smells, or, when unluckily, fall off the boat to unavoidably soak themselves in the toxical water. This is a 1-star for every living being.

The unique sceneries, being unchanged for decades, have tourists like me to take a few photos allowing other people to appreciate the 5-star views which are hard to get elsewhere, while surviving the river crossing.

Recommend to people who want to personalize themselves as a Dhaka local for half an hour.
Written 7 June 2015
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Barki1010
Dhaka City, Bangladesh40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
Too much crowded. Should avoid this trip on weekdays. But it is a must see spot if you are willing to have a glimpse of the Old Dhaka and the river that is situated by the city.
Written 7 November 2012
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