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This city was once the administrative center of the region, but has long since fallen by the wayside. Today, it is a haven from the crowds and bustle of Dhaka. It is possible to tour the ruins of former mansions once belonging to prominent residents.
Sonargaon has been around since at least the 6th-century CE, when it existed as the Hindu city of Suvarnagrama. Hindu rule came to an end in the 14th-century when the area was annexed to the Muslim principality of Lakhnauti. Sonargaon rose to become the most prominent city in the area, and then was made capital of Isa Khan's Bhati region of Bengal. After the rise of Dhaka in the second half of the 19th-century, Sonargaon lost its eminence and fell into ruin, being slowly consumed by the intruding jungle.
Later, the area around the old city was transformed for agricultural and industrial use, and residences have sprung up on the sides of the highway cutting through the area, southeast of Dhaka. The ruins that remain today are residences, mosque and tombs from the Muslim and colonial periods of the city. There is also a folk museum located there. To reach Sonargaon, take the Chittagong highway out of Dhaka and follow the signs.
This place is nice. If you go this place, you must take an hour trip to Meghna river which is just few miles from Panamnagar.