Although all but a few remnants of the ancient capital of Bengal are long-since gone, this is a town well worth visiting.

Sonargaon can be found just to the south east of Dhaka off the Chittagong highway. After the crowds of Dhaka it feels like a peaceful haven. Long abandoned homes of rich Hindus and an old bridge and older mosque add a mysterious quality to the town.

Sonargaon is also the home of a folk museum and local craft items may be purchased.

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