Sonargaon

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Salman C
New York City, NY23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The folk arts museum is closed on Thursdays :( definitely check before you go given how painful it is to get there through Dhaka traffic. The first website which shows up when I googled the museum didn't even have domain rights, and I wouldn't rely entirely on the web for accurate info. Most annoying, don't understand why the public can't access grounds and lakes surrounding museum even when it's closed, no reason for it to be gated.

Luckily Panam City nearby was open (fyi that's closed on Sundays and half day Monday) so the traffic ordeal wasn't a total loss
Written December 15, 2023
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D M Shawkot H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Excellent place to stay with your family. Friendly environment, 5 star food of high quality. Place for amusement, gym, swimming etc. The country unfortunately is always underrated, but ince you visit, you will encounter very friendly people of excellent hospitality. Frequently food bloggers don’t have to pay for food which is unusual for neighbouring country. Tourism is not a source of this country unlike neighbouring countries.
Written November 13, 2022
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shromanrom
Dhaka City, Bangladesh68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of the oldest historic place in Bangladesh. Its a place where u can go the history . Now a days this place one of the popular visiting place for all visitor . Now Bangladesh Govt try to maintain this place . If you want to see the history just go there & enjoy the oldest history .
Written February 15, 2020
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bobinathens
Nokomis, FL1,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Sonargaon houses were the mansions of rich Hindu merchants forced out of Moslem East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) at partition. Most have been vandalized, but remnants of their beauty are enough to make the small town a drwa for Bangladeshi tourists of all faiths. It's a lovely place for a half day visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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Sabbir I
Dhaka City, Bangladesh31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Sonargaon is definitely one of the most historically and archaeologically significant places in Bangladesh as it was the oldest capital of the country. The government's renovation and restoration steps were commendable. The last time I visited, i had a brilliant time!
Written July 29, 2022
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Ishtiaque K
Dhaka City, Bangladesh36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sonargaon was the Mughal era capital city of Bangladesh. Isa Khan, one of the 12 "Lord"s of Bengal used to rule from here. Now it has become a tourist attraction, but in its prime time it was a impenetrable fortress which could only be accessed through water.

Many ground based invading forces failed to take over the city due to the strong naval defense available to the lords.

One of the must see historical locations of Bangladesh.
Written December 29, 2011
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Sherpa22869
London1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Some years back, probably 1991 I saw some pictures of Sonargoan along with a brief history of the place. How it was the base in Bangladesh of the Mogols. If I remember correctly it was where Isa Khan was based.

In 2003 I visited Dhaka as part of my holiday in Bangladsh, so naturally visitng Sonargoan was a must. I was very impressed with how the Bangladesh Porjoton (Tourist Board) have endevoured to keep as much of Soanargoan in its original state as possible, that I believe adds to the appeal of the place. It is like stepping into a bygone Era. the artifacts that have been kept helps remind us of our history and heritage. The big garden at the back of Isa Khan's Mansion is vast and tranquil. When I visited the place it had a mixture of tourists like my self, and students taking time out from thier studies relaxing in the sun. At the back of the garden was a wall that must have actted as a form of keeping unwanted guests out (or what we now refer to as security, nice to see that even in those days they were worried about it). In front of the main house is pool, with stautes on either side of the steps. An ideal place to take some photos. If it were possible I would have alos taken a dip in the ''Royal'' waters, as it was such a hot day.

All in all it was a very enjoyable day, aslo the prices were very reasonable. Getting to Soanargoan was alos fairly easy, we went by the yellow taxi service that is widely available in Dhaka. It is a trip that I would recommend to anyone whether they were interested in history or not.
Written May 27, 2006
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Eyasin P
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
There is not a better or more exhilarating way to see the scenic majesty of the countryside. You board on our wooden boat to absorb the sights, while experiencing the surprisingly peaceful sensation of being on the river. This is the only exciting way to discover Bangladesh. You stop on many Villages, bazaars, see the real life style and enjoy the different folk cultural programs in different villages in the evening. A cruise on Meghna river will introduce you to riverine Bangladesh and her history, culture and life style. It is like a documentary filming before your eyes. After lunch sightseeing Sonargaon.

Sonargaon mean Golden village. It was first capital of Bengal 13th - 17th century. Now it's ruins archaeological site but at a time it was spectacular area. I think this is very important for tourist. I recommended for tourist to visit Sonargaon (Panam city) & cruising Meghna River. PathFriend Tour Operator' regular organize river cruise & sightseeing tour in Sonargaon. papon.pathfriend@gmail.com
Written April 30, 2015
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Aftab Khan
Dhaka City, Bangladesh42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
15th century several structures. These includes a Palace, a Museum, several bridges, ponds and small town. The rulers were called Baro Bhuya (12 landlords) from Muslim Rajpot who were preventing Mughal empires to expand into Bengal. Isa Kha was most prominent among them. The structures are in good shape. Anyone, who likes historical place will like these place.
Written March 14, 2017
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Belalaziz
Dhaka31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Sonargaon or Sonargaon Jomidar Bari is a historical place, 30KM from Dhaka, a full day outing place, will get a nice environment there. This is the place of Esa Khan, one of the famous Jomidar, there have a Museum and one old city named "Panam Nagar"
Written May 14, 2017
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