Bangladesh : Archaeological Site
Bangladesh Historical Destinations provides an unique opportunity to look into the glorious past of the region. Traces of Bengal Civilization dates back to thousands of years ago. The Bangladesh Archaeological Sites such as Somapura Mahavihara, Mahasthangarh and Mainamati displays remnants of advanced civilization that reigned in this region in the early days.
Paharpur a small village 5 km. west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district holds the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery to the south of the Himalayas known as Somapura Mahavihara. It was an important intellectual centre for Buddhist Dharmic Traditions besides the Jains (Jaina Dharma) and Hindus (Sanatana Dharma). It is considered the most impressive and Most Important Bangladesh Archaeological Site and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bogra a northern district in the Rajshahi Division, is called the gateway to the north Bengal. It has an important place in the legendary earlier historical annals of Bengal as it was the capital of Ancient Kingdom Pundravardhana (the kingdom of the Pundras). Pundravardhana's history dates back as far as 1280BC. Remains from this ancient kingdom capital still lies in Bogra, now known as Mahasthangarh.