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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...

Cafe in Khulna

Goon Goon Coffee Shop

This modern eatery stocks an assortment of pastries, sandwiches and cakes and, most importantly, presses fresh coffee. You could also try the tasty shawarma rolls, although they are far from authentic....

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...

Bangladeshi in Mongla

Royal Bengal Restaurant

Located across the river within the premises of Parjatan Hotel (also known as Hotel Pashur), this clean and well-serviced restaurant has a very good selection of simple yet tasty Bangladeshi and Indian options in...

Bangladeshi in Khulna

Aloka Restaurant

Extremely popular with locals, this place whips up delicious, no-nonsense main courses (biryanis, curries and set meals) plus hearty breakfasts (dhal, fried egg, paratha), and is run by a friendly manager who...

Bangladeshi in Kushtia

Mouban

A very popular roadside restaurant, this place makes unending platters of kebabs, biryani and extremely tasty fried chicken that hit the spot. There’s also a lip-smackingly good selection of sweets in an attached...

Bangladeshi in Khulna

Grillhouse

The kebabs (served from 4.30pm) at this smart eatery are simply mouthwatering, although on most evenings, they will have been gulped down by eager diners even before you arrive. Kebabs aside, the menu has a...

Bengali in Jessore

New Nuru Hotel

The unchallenged curry king of Jessore, this place does a very popular mutton curry (Tk 90) that's best eaten with plain rice and an assortment of bhorta and bhaji on the side. The fiery kebabs and the simple...

Chinese in Jessore

Rose Garden

This is a clean and friendly restaurant with an extensive Chinese menu, tucked away on the upper floors of a small shopping centre. It seems extremely popular with Jessore's locals as a place for family outings...

Chinese in Kushtia

Karamai

This place does a sort of quasi-Chinese selection that is far from authentic, but is nonetheless tasty and wholesome. It's housed in clean surrounds on the 1st floor of a building on the northern side of NS Rd, a...