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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

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Paharpur, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice historical place of Bangladesh. This place Not only a good research place for archaeologist or historic place place lovers but also its a nice day out place for all ages people. Its a big open place with beautiful landscape. There is a museum...More

Thank Fariduzzaman R
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Cleanliness is the problem, traveling is very tough almost 10-11hours journey one way from Dhaka by road.Accommodation is the problem.

Thank ManishBhatnagar1608
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I visited this place in January 2017 with friends. This is a UNESCO world heritage site. A daylong visit from Rajshahi or Naogaon is suggested. This is also a picnic spot.

Thank Shihab M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Some organization has donated less than $100,000 for its restoration. In reality it needs about 10 times more money and real archaeological expertise. The museum is good. Stay at the guesthouse by calling ahead to soak up the magic in the twilight and in the...More

Thank Purobi
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I went at the time where major sites were under restoration. As the earliest university, this is a must and will deserved attraction. It was super to walk around the complex with the locals who were curious at the site of the odd foreigner. I...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This beautiful Buddhist Vihara is a jewel of Bangladesh and the entire region of Bengal. It is highly recommended that you buy some books at the stall (run by the government) near the main entrance to know more about the historic architectural site.

Thank mahbubmorshed7bd
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This UNESCO World Heritage site is an excavation and restoration in progress and worth visiting. Before going to the site itself, spend time in the museum which has a number of artifacts with the black stone carvings especially impressive. It's possible to walk through the...More

1  Thank Irene G
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Paharpur is the remnants of the Buddist establishment, university,civilization and also reflect the crave for the knoowledge.

1  Thank Dr.Tareque A
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Bangladesh doesn't have the spectacular archaeological sites you can find in India. This is probably the biggest and most important site in the country, but it's not exactly overwhelmingly impressive.

Thank phillipking
Reviewed 24 January 2016

One of the UNESCO designated Heritage Sites Somapura Mahavihara the best known ancient Buddhist vihara in the Indian Subcontinent. I believe the site would have better view and abundance if it were maintained better. Still it is a rich archaeological site and it's history is...More

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