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Road no 01 | House no 29, 2nd Floor, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met at 0830 for a 4 hour walk around the old city. The aim was less focused on 'the sites' and more on the heritage buildings and people. I was the sole tourist guided by three great guys, clearly committed to saving the heritage of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D H
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We took a 4 1/2 tour of old Dhaka, seeing 200 year old colonial buildings, Moslem mosques built in the 1600's, Hindu temples, market areas full of surprises! The volunteers who led us on the walking tour were a wealth of information, incredibly positive, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

The Urban Study Group Tours are a consistent highlight of my visits to Dhaka. Nothing else comes close. The tours combine a guided walk through parts of Old Dhaka, highly knowledgeable guides, lessons in history, architecture, politics, amazing photo opportunities, a chance to see inside...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Larus_pacificus
Reviewed November 12, 2017

As a fairly regular traveller to Dhaka, I can testify this is THE tour recommended by "old Dhaka hands" to their visiting friends and family -- the best single doorway to the rooftops, courtyards, backroads, markets, merchant houses, shrines and everyday life of Old Dhaka...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Maxfacts
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We have done two tours with the USG so far. Both have been an amazing way of getting to know the city. Not only are the guides super helpful, polite and well informed, but they also provide the extra bit of information you would normally...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Urban Study Group is devoted to cataloging and preserving heritage architecture as the relentless pressure of urban redevelopment. These walking tours are led by teams of informed and enthusiastic young volunteers, who take visitors deep into alleys of Puran Dhaka to 500-year old marketplaces...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Reviewed May 4, 2016

These walks are conducted by Mr. Taimur and a host of volunteers between 21 - 26 years of age. Starts early in the morning and then they guide you through the busy streets of old Dhaka to unravel artistic and architectural splendors in some of...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Old Dhaka tour with USG was one of my favorite parts of my recent trip to Dhaka. What a fantastic, inspiring group of students! They will lead you through the district, weaving in and out of historic buildings, while recounting the city's history and...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank BlancaNieves33
Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was one of the greatest experiences a friend and I had in Dhaka! The tour guides, students, from Urban Study Group are full of heart and enthusiasm. They showed us around Old Dhaka, sharing their extensive knowledge of the historic architecture of their favorite...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Natalie C
Reviewed January 9, 2015

The tour with the Urban Study Group was a brilliant insight into current and past life in Old Dhaka. Like many others, it was a highlight of my trip and included visiting historic buildings, architectural gems - although often in a state of disrepair,taking the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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November 20, 2015|
Response from imLizu |
Hi, Urban Study Group tour is usually on Friday and Saturday. You just have to call and show up (With a small donation). But Parliament building tour is a bit tricky and definitely has to be booked quite earlier. If you want... More