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 to walk a lot - so you need good shoes, hats and drinking water. There is a small museum with lots of relics - worth . Did not find the canteen very feasible for quality food. Luckily we had carried some dry stuff. You need atleast 1 to 1 and 1/2 hrs there.
We found a guide who was overjoyed to talk to tourists actually interested in the history of the place. His concern for its preservation was inspiring. Unfortunately, he is not an appointed guide - just freelancing - and the site really needs a guide. So read up the details before visiting.
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