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Discover Curzon Hall in Dhaka

Discover Curzon Hall in Dhaka

Nov 12th 2020Dhaka, Bangladesh

Curzon is a historic building located in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, which is recognized as an antiquity. It is currently being used as a classroom and examination hall for some of the science departments of Dhaka University. On February 14, 1904, the foundation stone was laid by George Curzon, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India. After the partition of Bengal in 1905, Dhaka became the capital of East Bengal and Assam. Curzon Hall was then used as the office of the provincial capital. The first public protest against making Urdu the sole state language was from this historic Curzon Hall building.  After the repeal of the Partition of Bengal in 1911, Curzon Hall came to be used as the Dhaka College building. After the establishment of Dhaka University in 1921, this building started to be used as a science building of Dhaka University.

There is a huge central hall in this huge building inlaid with artwork. Its outer color is red.  In front of the building is a spacious garden, where a road runs from west to east through the green chest. Behind it, there is a huge pond on the west side of which is the main building of Sher-e-Bangla Fazlul Haque Hall. This two-storey building is considered as one of the best architecture in Dhaka. The building incorporates a unique blend of European and Mughal architectural styles. This is especially noticeable in the middle of the projected north-facing horse-shaped notched arch. In front of Curzon Hall a large field and a beautiful flower garden beautifies the building. Opposite to itthe Shishu Academy and the traditional Doel Chattar is loated. Its arches and domes are a combination of modern architecture and Mughal structures.

How to go?

You can visit the Science and Technology Museum by any vehicle from the capital Dhaka.  Or you can come around with your own car.  There is no fee to enter here.  You can come back at any time from this Curzon Hall.