Sonargaon, Dhaka City

3.7
#2 of 27 in Historic Sites in Bangladesh
Sonargaon stands as a window to the once glorious past. See gorgeous ornate architecture, intricate flower decorations framing doors, and windows now standing completely abandoned and covered in moss. Although the development started under Buddhist control, the city flourished under several hundred years of Muslim rule. The buildings have deteriorated significantly, but some traces of the once-vibrant colors pop out now and then. Visit the folk arts and craft museum to see handiworks made by local artisans, then check out Panam city, built in colonial style during the British rule and inspired by many European cities. Take a look at our Dhaka City trip generator to schedule your visit to Sonargaon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    That was really nice place for hunting information about Bangladesh & Sonargaon. It was really memorable to me. I would like to re-visit this plance again.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Sonargaon was a historic administrative, commercial and maritime centre in Bengal. Situated in the centre of the Ganges delta, it was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Be...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A short day trip from Dhaka. The site ihas numbered buildings, each has its own character.However, the site is not well kept, with not much information to describe each of the building. There was even...  more »

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