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“Interesting historical attraction”

Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
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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 no photos are allowed. The gardens are also well manicured and cared for.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Huge Historical value....u can also find stuffs relating this in Rajshahi Barendra Museum (the oldest collection in region)!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Overall, we found Bangladesh a disappointing travel destination, though, to be balanced, we have heard from adventurous backpackers who love the place. There are a few good monuments scattered around the country but, in our estimation, they are pretty hard work to get to considering the poor state of the railways and roads. In terms of true highlights, we can only offer you two: a ride on 'The Rocket', the paddle-steamer which plies the labyrinthine waterways of coastal Bangladesh, and the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, a truly magnificent structure located near the country's western border with India.

This place is not easy to get to, as it is located in a rural area serviced by slow and over-crowded buses. Moreover, there are few if any tourist services in the vicinity of the stupa, so you will probably have to visit this place from a dingy city a couple of hours away, but these magnificent and expansive ruins are worth the effort. Somehow the photos rarely do this stupa justice. It often comes out looking like a hill-shaped blot on the horizon. When you are there, it is a commanding structure which captures your attention from first approach. There are some wonderful friezes of mythological creatures around the base but it is the sheer dark mass of the stupa itself which lingers in the memory. In our opinion, this is by the far the best reason to venture to Northern Bangladesh.

4  Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Paharpur Buddhist Monastery a site which was used to be affluent Buddhist center for learning & teaching center is amusing site to feel the heritage & cultural bond of Bangladesh. Being there, you can spend the day with movements of Bangladeshi's who will roaming around if you r a foreigner. this is one of the most well preserve archaeological site of Bangladesh.
According to the history: During the Pala dynastic it was built by Dharma Pala. after the fall of Pala Dentistry & Hindu peoples who used it as there temple Before it was burned by the Muslim invaders. there are 177 monks cells where they used to pray. & you can see sup's as well inside the monastery. the museum is one of the well maintain & nice museum where you can see terracotta art, stchues of Buddhist & Muslims as well.
The site is open from 9 to 5 but the museum is closed Sunday & Monday half day.
from Bogra, you can take local buses to Badalgasi union & take a rickshaw to visit the site.

8  Thank Mahadi H
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