Attractions

Top Choice Mosque in Bagerhat

Shait Gumbad Mosque

Built in 1459 (the same year Khan Jahan Ali died), the famous Shait Gumbad Mosque is the largest and most magnificent traditional mosque in the country. Shait Gumbad means ‘the Temple with 60 Domes’ – a misnomer con…
Mosque in Sona Masjid (Gaud)

Khania Dighi Mosque

About 750m beyond the turn-off for Darasbari Mosque, turn right at the bus stand and keep walking for around 250m until you see a sign directing you off to the right to this gorgeous single-domed mosque. Also known …
Hindu Temple in Puthia

Shiva Temple

Built in 1823, the towering Shiva Temple sits at the entrance to Puthia village, overlooking a pond. It’s an excellent example of the pancha-ratna (five-spire) Hindu style common in northern India. Unfortunately, ma…
Mosque in Sona Masjid (Gaud)

Chhoto Sona Masjid

Built between 1493 and 1526, the well-preserved ‘Small Golden Mosque’ is oddly named, given that it’s actually jet black with just patches of terracotta brickwork. It’s a fine specimen of pre-Mughal architecture, th…
Hindu Temple in Puthia

Govinda Temple

Arguably the most startling monument in Puthia village is the Govinda Temple, located inside the palace, on the left-hand side of the inner courtyard. Erected between 1823 and 1895 by one of the maharanis of the Put…
Hindu Temple in Jessore

Chachra Shiv Mandir

About 3km down the road to Khulna, this quaint and delightful 18th-century temple is certainly worth an excursion out of Jessore's urban mess. Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the temple is built in the Bengal styl…
Mosque in Bagerhat

Ronvijoypur Mosque

Located on the street that leads directly north from the turn-off to Thakur Dighi, this splendidly chunky 15th-century mosque is singularly impressive. It contains the largest mosque dome in Bangladesh, spanning 11m…
Buddhist Monastery in Bandarban

Dhatu Jadi

Perched on a hilltop about three kilometres north of town in Bala Gata village is the large glowing Dhatu Jadi, also known as the Golden Temple (Shorna Mondir) because of its beautiful golden stupa, one of the most …
Mosque in Bagerhat

Nine-Domed Mosque

On the western bank of Thakur Dighi, a short walk from the mausleum of Khan Jahan Ali, is the recently repaired Nine-Domed Mosque (also called Noy Gombuj Masjid). It's an impressive structure, with eight small domes…
Buddhist Monastery in Rangamati

Bana Vihara Monastery

Bana Vihara, which can be reached, either via Rajbari Ghat, or via a bridge slightly further west, houses a large Buddhist monastery, constructed by Chakma Buddhist monks in 1972. You can wander the grounds, peek in…