Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, Paharpur

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Visit Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see incredible carved decorations in stone and terracotta. The ruins' architecture contains some important historical and artistic masterpieces, such as the murals on the outside walls, which show how Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism influenced the site's creation. See over 60 sculptures of Hindu deities at the base of the shrine, and inspect cells where monks used to meditate. Visit the onsite museum, which provides more historical information and displays some recovered artifacts. Plan your Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rajshahi Division using our Rajshahi Division vacation generator.
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  • Some organization has donated less than $100,000 for its restoration. In reality it needs about 10 times more money and real archaeological expertise. The museum is good. Stay at the guesthouse by cal...  more »
  • I went at the time where major sites were under restoration. As the earliest university, this is a must and will deserved attraction. It was super to walk around the complex with the locals who were c...  more »
  • This beautiful Buddhist Vihara is a jewel of Bangladesh and the entire region of Bengal. It is highly recommended that you buy some books at the stall (run by the government) near the main entrance to...  more »