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Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil History

Ahsan Manzil Palace, originally owned by a zamindar (landlord) and later converted into a French trading house, became the residential palace of Nawab Khwaja Alimullah in 1830.

Elaborate repairs and renovations on the palace took 12 to 13 years and the palace, which had been known as the Rang Mahal, was renamed Ahsan Manzil by Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani.

Built on a one-meter (three feet) raised platform, the two-storied Ahsan Manzil has a length of 125 meters (410 feet) and a width of 29 meters (95 feet).

The porticos, rooms, and spacious stairways are covered with marble, and the lotus-shaped dome of the Ahsan Manzil is approximately 27 meters (88.5 feet) above the ground.

Ahsan Manzil was restored between 1985 and in 1992. Today the palace is part of the Bangladesh National Museum. The palace is open for visits every day except Thursdays.

Ahsan Manzil Map&Location

Ahsan Manzil Address: Shakari Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Ahsan Manzil Photos

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Ahsan Manzil by Sourav Das
Ahsan Manzil facade by John Pavelka
Photos by Dhaka Riyadh
Ahsan Manzil garden
Ahsan Manzil stairs
Ahsan Manzil detail