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“Colourful chaos and disorder but great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sadarghat

Sadarghat
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Old Dhaka City Guided Day Tour
Aussie in Thailand
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“Colourful chaos and disorder but great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Fascinating, hope you don't mind lack of cleanliness. Endless colourful markets and lots of bargians

Visited March 2014
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“Hustle and Bustle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Located on the banks of the River Buriganga, Sadarghat is an old port enclave of Dhaka and is actually one of the busiest river ports in the world, with over 50,000 people using it every day. There is not for a typical tourist to do here apart from take in the scene and watch how regular Bangladeshis go about their business. There are some nice eateries located in this area, if you are brave enough to try some local Bangladeshi delicacies!

Visited February 2014
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“Hustle and bustle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

There's a nominal fee to pass through the gate onto the pier (maybe Tk3) but once you're there you can spend as long as you like watching all the comings and goings. We went with a local friend who got us onto the deck of a moored ferry from where we could see all the different sizes of boat criss-crossing the river with their many and varied cargos as well as the shipbreakers yards on the opposite bank and all the people moving around on the quayside. It's noisy and the water is stinky so be prepared but it's interesting to see something completely different to what we could experience at home. Also don't miss the markets to the east of Sadarghat, a photographer's paradise and such friendly people.

Visited March 2014
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Noida, India
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“Very crowded and congested”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Sadarghat is the port where mostly bangladeshi take ferries for to-and-fro to their respective village from Dhaka city. You can experience the Buriganga river there with so many ferries and people around. It can be avoided if you have less time to travel in Dhaka.

Visited March 2014
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northants
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“this is fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

you simply have to try it- words cannot explain the hussle and bussle and noise the people the boats-board an overnight boat-its fun

Visited December 2013
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