Old Capital of Bengal - Sonargaon

RTB07: Old Capital of Bengal - Sonargaon (tour of 7-8 hours)


Sonargaon, capital of Bengal one upon a time, is one of the most important and attractive spots to visit among the places near Dhaka city. It offers a wide variety to explore, ranging from a large area, the buildings and relics, the Museum and lots of specimens of the time when it was full of pride.

This trip is designed to have an intensive visit of this old place and include a very simple lunch at a local restaurant.

Sonargaon was the capital of the ancient kingdom ruled by Isa Khan of Bengal. Old Sonargaon can be found near Narayanganj and is considered to be one of the first and oldest capitals of Bengal. Sonargaon was known known as “The City of Panam” and was a focal part of the renowned Deva Dynasty until the thirteenth century. Mainly middle or upper class people inhabited Sonargaon during that time period. Many people still visit the historic city of Sonargaon. They are attracted by its immense beauty and by the ruins of buildings and relics that date back to the era of Bengal. The Goaldia Mosque is situated in the Goaldia village and is a wonderful example of an ancient Sonargaon building. The folklore Museum is another attraction, which is visited by many.

The Folklore Museum of Sonargaon houses a variety of artifacts from all over Bangladesh, representing the many cultural groups that exist in this country. For those interested in historical and archaeological relics, which have been unearthed from Sonargaon, the Jainal Abedin Museum is a good place to visit. You can still see the intact shrines of Shah Abdul Alia and Panjpirs, and the Tomb of Sultan Ghias-Ud- Din. If you travel just out of Sonargaon, into the countryside, you will see an example of a Mughal Palace and an old museum. These two buildings are located on beautiful grounds with lots of birds, trees and plants, a pond and a number of sheltered walks.

Sonargaon Museum closed on Wednesday & Thursday.

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