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Sonargaon

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Address: 29 km from Dhaka, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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+880 1913-394033
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10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 00:00 - 16:30
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US$59.00*
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Private Tour: Sonargaon Day Tour including Country Boat Trip
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US$47.00*
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Private Day Trip from Dhaka to Sonargaon and Mainamati
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US$90.00*
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Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

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Interesting place to visit

If you are in Dhaka this place you definitely should visit. Located in less then an hour bus and 10 min tuk tuk ride the abandoned city is a beautiful and tranquil. Wonderful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Klim G
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Dhaka this place you definitely should visit. Located in less then an hour bus and 10 min tuk tuk ride the abandoned city is a beautiful and tranquil. Wonderful, old abandoned houses with interesting history behind them. By looking at this place we can only imagine what life was in this town before it was abandoned.... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

once in a lifetime experience a must see please bring candy to the village kids friendly people beautiful country scenic drive

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sonargaon was the old capital of Bengal in the medieval period. It was an important administrative and commercial center of Bengal, and a rich maritime center. Sonargaon was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. Different rulers from 13th century used Sonargaon as their capital. In different time, Sonargaon was the place to become the... More 

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Thank Nemesis_zues
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read another review here on tripadvisor that Sonargaon is being restored. If that is true, GO NOW before that happens! There are few things more magical than exploring the crumbling ruins of this former city. We hired a car to take us out here from Dhaka.The drive is pleasant and rural scenery is beautiful. The city itself is amazing... More 

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Thank Sara L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sonargaon is one of the oldest capitals of Bengal. It became the seat of the Hindu Deva Dynasty in the mid-13th century. But this was short-lived, as Hindu rule ended in the early 14th century. Sonargaon was under independent rule for some years, before becoming a subsidiary capital of the Sultanate of Bengal, then the Sultanate of Delhi. The city... More 

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Thank Mohammed S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was under renovation and the new paint made the building less appealing and takes away its historical importance. Surprisingly, the place was bustling with people which I didn't like. It was a very hot day and this made me very exhausted. We started the trip with ruins of panam city which was awesome and then entered Sonargaon. the... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

'Sonargaon' was the old capital of Dhaka. It was a historic administrative and commercial center in Bengal. The area is located near the modern industrial river port f Narayanganj in Bangladesh. There is a museum built by Mr. Joinal Abedin. Can visit for short outing.

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Thank Ronie1975
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was good to see the place. Booked car will be convenient for the tourists otherwise can face transportation problem.

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Dhaka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This was the capital of Bangladesh during mugal dynasty. This place still have a old palace and a museum. This place also famous for historic jamdani shari. There is small jamdani market to sell shari to customer.

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Thank RoyDebashis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

It makes a nice outing from busy Dhaka. But this beautiful place needs serious attention from the authorities. There are no guides, information boards etc. People just talk of folklores and legends, there should be some official/ authentic version about its history or significance. But in any case, worth a visit for the architectural remains.

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