Village Mosques

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Bagerhat , Bangladesh
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Around Shait Gumbad are two other smaller mosques, both single-domed, in reasonably good condition and a lot of fun to get to. Bibi Begni’s Mosque , which has some interesting floral motifs, and the bulbous Chunakhola Mosque , are both located behind Shait Gumbad and make a lovely walk. To get to Bibi Begni, walk anti-clockwise around Ghora Dighi pond. A few hundred metres after leaving behind the lake and entering a small forested area, you’ll see the mosque on your left. If you turn right here, and then stay to your left, you’ll wind your way through a peaceful forested village until you eventually reach Chunakhola Mosque, situated in a lush paddy field. If you have trouble finding them, remember the Bengali for mosque is masjid . Chances are you’ll end up being led to them by an energetic gang of friendly village kids.

Singar Mosque , across the main road from Shait Gumbad, is much easier to find, but less of an adventure to get to.