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. Before you head to Paharpur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paharpur online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Paharpur has to offer, including Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.
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  • Cleanliness is the problem, traveling is very tough almost 10-11hours journey one way from Dhaka by road.Accommodation is the problem.  more »
  • I visited this place in January 2017 with friends. This is a UNESCO world heritage site. A daylong visit from Rajshahi or Naogaon is suggested. This is also a picnic spot.  more »
  • The Somapura Mahavihara at Paharpur Buddhist vihara is one of the most famous of the Indian subcontinent and is one of the most important archaeological sites of Bangladesh named a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is a vast Buddhist monastery a square floor plan with a huge stupa in the Middle, about 180 cells for monks and several shrines and stupas. We have found various statues collected in a museum. Not to be missed.
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