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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Paharpur, Bangladesh
+880 1913-394033
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Paharpur, Bangladesh
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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

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

Thank tahmina_tithi
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Definitely worth visiting as are all UNESCO listed sites but, due to the amount of restoration work being carried out, it is not possible to walk to the top. Most of the heavy work is being done by women in brightly coloured clothes - this...More

1  Thank Jim T
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Paharpur is a must-see when in Bogra as is reputed to be the largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. The journey was worth it for those terracotta tiles alone.

1  Thank Nigel A
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A wonderful archaeological site dated to 8th century AD, a must-see place if you are travelling around Bogra. Public transport available from Bogra, but you have to change bus in Jaipurhat. Get off at Paharpur village, then walk (20 minutes). Small museum at the entrance....More

Thank Riccardo R
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