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Archeological sites

Paharpur is a small village the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayas. This 7th century archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land. The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900 ft. externally on each side, has high enclosure-walls about 16 ft. in thickness and from 12 ft. to 15 ft. height. With elaborate gateway complex on the north, there are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The architecture of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of South-East Asia, especially Myanmar and Java. Bangladesh Tour

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Mahasthan, the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh is on the western bank of river Karatoa 18 km. north of Bogra town beside Bogra-Rangpur Road. Other ancient ruins find out within a semicircle of about five miles radius. Several isolated mounds, the local names of which are Govinda Bhita Temple, Khodai Pathar Mound, Mankalir Kunda, Parasuramer Bedi, Jiyat Kunda etc. surround the fortified City. This 3rd century archaeological site is still held to be of great sanctity by the Hindus. A visit to the Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for you wide variety of antiquities, ranging from terracotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site.

In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded Bagerhat district by an obscure named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torch bearer of islam in tide South who laid the nucleus of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1442-59), then known as 'khalifatabad'. Khan Jahan aborned his city with numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multi-domed mosques in Bangladesh -known as the Shait-Gumbad Masjid (160' X 108'). The general appearance of this noble monument with its stark simplicity but massive character reflects the strength and simplicity of the builder.

The capital city Dhaka primarily was a city of the Mughals. In hundred years of their vigorous rule successive Governors and princely Viceroys who ruled the province, bejeweled it with many noble monuments in the shape of magnificent palaces, mosques, tombs, fortifications and 'Katras' often surrounded with beautifully laid out gardens and pavilions. But the finest specimen of this period is the Aurangabad Fort, commonly known as Lalbagh Fort in Buriganga, which represents the unfulfilled dream of a Mughal Prince. Rectangular in plan; it encloses an area of 1082 by 800' and in addition to its graceful lofty gateways on south-east and north-east corners and a subsidiary small unpretentious gateway on north. The main purpose of this fort, was to provide a defensive enclosure of the palatial edifices of the interior and as such was a type of palace-fortress rather than a seize fort.

Forest sites

Sagar Kannya is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. Kuakata offers pleasing natural beauty, sandy beach, blue sky, huge expanse of water of the Bay and evergreen forest. Khulna Gateway to the Sundarbans home of Royal Bengal Tigers. Khulna is connected with Dhaka by road and boat and by air via Jessore. We can enjoy the unspoiled nature with all its charm and majesty at Mongla. Spending time inside the forest can be a rare treat for the nature lovers.

The charming Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations and fertile green tropical forests, greater Sylhet is a prime attraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh. Here the thick tropical forests abound with many species of wildlife, spread their aroma around the typical hearth and homes of the Mainpuri Tribal maidens famous for their dance. A beautiful, winding pair of rivers Surma and the Kushiara fed by innumerable hill streams from the north and the south forms the Sylhet valley. During winter haors are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season they turn into turbulent seas. These haors provide a sanctuary to the millions of migratory birds who fly from Siberia across the Himalayas to avoid the severe cold there.

Hill Site

The Chittagong Hill
The Chittagong has steep jungle hills, Buddhist tribal peoples and relatively low-density population. The tracts are about 60 km (37mi) east of Chittagong, and are an idyllic place to tour. The region comprises a mass of hills, ravines and cliffs covered with dense jungle, bamboo, creepers and shrubs, and have four main valleys formed by the Karnapuli, Feni, Shangu and Matamuhur rivers.