Sompur Mahavihara

Paharpur Bihar Museum
Badalgachhi Upazila

Type: Museums, Landmarks
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Sompur Mahavihara is a very old and special place in Bangladesh. It's not just any place; it's a place with a lot of history and importance. This place is famous for its ancient Buddhist monastery. A monastery is like a big, peaceful place where monks live and pray. Sompur Mahavihara was built more than 1,300 years ago! Imagine how old that is! People from all over the world come to see this place because it's like a window into the past. In this introduction, we will explore the history and significance of Sompur Mahavihara, learning about what makes it such a fascinating and important place in Bangladesh.

More Info

Opening Hours April to September (Summer)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

October to March (Winter)
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
Entry Fees Bangladeshi Citizens: ৳ 20.00
Citizens of SAARC Countries: ৳ 100.00
Other Foreign Citizens: ৳ 200.00
Students(till secondary school): ৳ 5.00

How to Go

There are several ways to go to Paharpur from Dhaka.

By train: The best way to go to Paharpur from Dhaka is by train. The train journey takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes. The train departs from Dhaka's Kamalapur Railway Station and arrives at Paharpur Railway Station.

By bus: You can also go to Paharpur by bus. The bus journey takes around 6 hours. The bus departs from Dhaka's Gabtoli Bus Terminal and arrives at Paharpur Bus Terminal.

By car: If you are traveling by car, it will take you around 5 hours to reach Paharpur from Dhaka. The distance between the two cities is around 200 kilometers.

Tips for Visitors

Plan your visit in advance. Sompura Mahavihara is a popular tourist destination, so it's best to plan your visit in advance. This will help you avoid crowds and make sure you have enough time to explore the site.

Wear comfortable shoes. You'll be doing a lot of walking when you visit Sompura Mahavihara, so it's important to wear comfortable shoes.

Bring a hat and sunglasses. The sun can be strong in Bangladesh, so it's important to bring a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Bring a water bottle. It's important to stay hydrated, so be sure to bring a water bottle with you.

Be respectful of the site. Sompura Mahavihara is a sacred site, so it's important to be respectful of the site and its history.

Take your time. There's no need to rush through your visit to Sompura Mahavihara. Take your time and enjoy the experience.

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  •   by Pallab
    on 30/07/2019

    This is one of the major attractions in North Bengal. There's a museum on-site as well.

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