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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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Hotels in Dhaka are among the world's most affordable, but due to a lack of tourist infrastructure you should plan ahead to avoid misunderstanding. Most of the upmarket hotels group in the downtown area, while budget hotels cluster in Old Dhaka. There is a wide range of room or apartment rentals and guesthouses, though some areas impose restrictions for renting out to foreigners. If staying long-term, explore options in Gulshan and Banani, north of town.
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  • The place is very beautiful. I liked the street that is 3 min walk from this palace. That street has a number of heritage building that will surprise you by their design and terracotta. The palace its...  more »
  • Sonargaon is the old Capital of Bengal ( 13th to 17th Century ) maximum people know about the Independence rules of Bhuiyan and city of merchants at Panam. visitors can also look the Gopaldi Mosque an...  more »
  • A must visit place of Bangladesh. It takes back you to the ancient period of Bengal. Must visit during the folk fair  more »