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Sonargaon, Dhaka City
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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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  • Sonargaon is the old capital of Bangladesh. Perfect for a day trip with family or friends. It has a museum. You need to buy entry ticket. The museum contains old sculptures, furniture, cloths, ornamen...  more »
  • Sonargaon was the capital of kingdom of Begal under one of the most efficient king named Isa Khan during the Mughal empire. The main building of Isa Khan has been turned to museum by the Government of...  more »
  • Beautiful ruins of stone houses, churches and buildings of the ancient capital. With a variety of eras. The truth is, I couldn't help thinking about that will not collapse it all. But on the river there nice to ride.
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