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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…
Mausoleum in Bagerhat

Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali

A place of active worship, Khan Jahan Ali's Tomb is the only monument in Bagerhat that still retains its original cupolas (domed ceilings). The cenotaph at the entrance is covered with tiles of various colours and i…
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…
Mosque in Bagerhat

Singar Mosque

Singar Mosque, across the main road from Shait Gumbad, is easy to find, but offers less of an adventure to get to. Despite its modest size, however, it's a very pretty structure, featuring ribbed brick pillars on al…
Museum in Bagerhat

Bagerhat Museum

This small, neatly arranged museum, located within the grounds of the Shait Gumbad Mosque (admission is covered by the mosque entrance fee), contains relics from the surrounding area. It's a good place to familiaris…
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…
Mosque in Bagerhat

Chunakhola Mosque

The bulbous Chunakhola Mosque is located behind Shait Gumbad. It is single-domed, much like its neighbour Bibi Begni, and is situated in a lush paddy field that gives it a fairy-tale-like setting. To reach here, fol…
Mosque in Bagerhat

Bibi Begni’s Mosque

Adorned with some interesting motifs, the single-domed Bibi Begni’s Mosque is located behind Shait Gumbad and makes for a lovely walk. To get here, walk anti-clockwise around Ghora Dighi pond. After entering a small…
Mosque in Bagerhat

Zinda Pir Mosque

The somewhat dilapidated Zinda Pir Mosque, which stands about 500m to the west of the Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali, contains a number of small tombs within its overgrown grounds. It's fairly atmospheric, but watch out for…