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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
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Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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

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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 foreign tourist there for the whole afternoon and once and a while there were a handful of Bengali tourists visiting the site.
Where in the world can you still visit a Unesco world heritage site and Fully enjoy it on your own.

A must see!

2  Thank DjangoDjango
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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.

1  Thank Centvin
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Reviewed August 2, 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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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 the site and museum for foreigners is Tk200.

The ruins were very impressive, the central stupa is huge and decorated with a number of terracotta bas reliefs around the lower levels. Around the edge of the site are the remains of monks cells and the outlines of several other buildings which made up the monastery. The museum is small but worthwhile with some of the artefacts found on the site (no photos allowed inside). Allow 2-3 hours to comfortably see it all including the museum. During the afternoon when we arrived it was very noisy and busy with groups of Bangladeshi tourists, we stayed overnight in the onsite rest house which meant we were able to get up at sunrise and wander around the ruins completely alone - the stupa looked really magical in the early morning mist.

Eating options around the site are very limited with just a couple of basic restaurants.

4  Thank Julie C
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