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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

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Address: Paharpur, Bangladesh
Phone Number: +88-01913394033
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Large area of ancient Buddhist ruins at Paharpur very impressive

One of only two World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh (Sunderbans is the other) this place is impressive even it its ruined state. It displayed the extent of Mahayana Buddhism in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Lautrec, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One of only two World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh (Sunderbans is the other) this place is impressive even it its ruined state. It displayed the extent of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Its layout perfectly adapted to its religious function, this... More 

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Roztoky, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Dullest monument in Bangladesh. Extensive area offer almost nothing to see and it certainly will not save the museum. Public transport is poorly accessible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The magnificent view and remains of Paharpur should not be missed if you are around Naogaon, Bangladesh.

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place is a nice one day trip away from Bogra. When i arrived there i was simply stunned by this beautiful ruin. I spent the whole afternoon at the site to relax and read a book while enjoying the beautiful sights of the ruin. The best part of this Unesco world heritage site is that I was the only... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The ruins are very interesting to be visited. The atmosphere is good, quiet and sensibly differents than the other I visited in the North of the Bangladesh. Plan enough time because the site is very large.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was a bit hesitant at first because the guide books tend to portray the ruins as simplistic. However, the monastery grounds are quite large and the ruins are rather big. Bring an umbrella to fight the sun as there is no shade!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

To get there take a bus or train to Joypurhat and then another bus to Paharpur (20-30 mins) from where you will need to take a rickshaw to the ruins (make sure you agree the price in advance as we found the rickshaw drivers there to be a little unscrupulous with tourists - should be Tk10-20 total). Entrance fee to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Paharpur is about 250km from Dhaka via Bogora, which can be a good place to stay the night. The site is a well spread out UNESCO Heritage site , where excavation is done in patches, depending on funds, I understand. Its one of the 5 great Universities built by the Pala dynasty kings in 781 - 821 AD. You need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Paharpur Bihar/ Somepur Mahavihara is one of the ancient Buddhist bihar in Naogaon, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.This part is in the Northern part of Bangladesh. You will need more than couple of Bus ride to get there, Though there only ruins left but still have the imagination of that time people.you can walk all over to visit the magnificent and mind-blowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This was one of our favourite sights. Sure, there are only ruins left but you are allowed to walk all over them (well you're requested not to walk up the top where Buddha sat) and sit where monks would have sat hundreds of years ago. The museum is also quite interesting with lots of amazing finds from the site although... More 

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Address: Address: Paharpur, Bangladesh
Phone Number: +88-01913394033
Location: Asia  >  Bangladesh  >  Rajshahi Division  >  Paharpur
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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