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Shait Gumbad Mosque

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...

Shrine in Kushtia

Shrine of Lalon Shah

For both foreigners as well as Bangladeshi tourists, the white onion-domed shrine of musician and poet Lalon Shah is the main reason for visiting Kushtia. Lalon Shah is one of the most famous mystic personalities...

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...

Historic Building in Khulna

Madhu Kunj

This well-kept building and garden complex was the family home of revered 19th-century Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt (1824–73), who is known to have introduced blank verse to Bengali poetry and is credited...

Museum in Kushtia

Kuthibari

Kuthibari is the former residence of Bengal’s most famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore. It was built in the mid-19th century and Tagore lived here for over 10 years from 1880, composing some of his immortal poems,...

Historic Building in Khulna

Rabindranath Memorial Museum

A picture of poise and prettiness, this recently restored building belonged to the in-laws of Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It's said that Tagore visited the house only on the day of his...

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...

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...

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...

Church in Mongla

St Paul’s Catholic Church

Built only in 1992, St Paul’s is an unusual piece of architecture: a Catholic church disguised as a mosque, with touches of Buddhist artwork. Embroidered wall hangings depict a Bangladeshi Christ and there are...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Museum in Khulna

Divisional Museum

If you’ve got some time to kill before a bus or flight departure, the small collection of archaeological objects garnered from around Bagerhat and on display at this government museum should help you pass...

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...

Notable Building in Jessore

High Court Building

The imposing facade of the High Court is an exercise in red-brick architectural styles that date back to the British colonial era. The building is set amid a shaded garden, which is open to outsiders. The main...

Church in Jessore

Catholic Church

A modest structure located along one of Jessore's main streets, this church is open for prayers and casual visits through the day. The Sunday mass (held in the evenings, considering it's a working day) sees a few...

Mosque in Jessore

Islamic Mosque

The central mosque of Jessore has a minaret that towers overs the urban congestion below. It's off one of the town's busiest crossings.

Mosque in Jessore

Islamic Mosque

This mosque has a riverside location, but there's little of interest to see within its plain walls.