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  • Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    Star Mosque

    It has been estimated that the original building of the Star Mosque in Dhaka, was done in the early nineteenth century, as it was commissioned by Mirza Golam Pir, who died in the year 1860. Over the centuries, additions have been made, but one feature has remained consistent, and it the blue star motifs that are found on the domes of the mosque and on the tiles on the interior of the ...

  • Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    Golden Temple

    A mere ninety two kilometers outside of Chittagong, is a picturesque part of Bangladesh that is referred to as the rooftop of the country. Over and above the fact that the hill town is home to two of the highest peaks in Bangladesh, namely Tajingdong and Keokeradong, it is one of the most breathtaking parts of the country. Winding roads through dense green forests, rolling hills of lush ...

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    Sixty Dome Mosque

    Widely considered to be one of the most impressive Muslim structures in Bangladesh, if not the entire Indian subcontinent, the Sixty Dome Mosque in Bagerhat is a major tourist attraction in the area, forming part of the cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat. The Sixty Dome Mosque, which is also referred to as the Saith Gunbad Masjid or Shait Gumbad ...

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    Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    The majority of the important religious sites in Bangladesh are related to Islam, the most widely practiced religion in the country with an estimated 88 percent of the population being Muslim. Other religions in Bangladesh include Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, while minority groups practice forms of animism and follow tribal belief systems.

  • Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    Kantaji Temple

    The magnificent Kantaji Temple must have been a sight to behold just after its construction. Before the massive 1897 earthquake, nine bold spires adorned the temple, but looking at the temple today, one can only imagine the beauty that this terracotta wonder once displayed. Located in the town of Dinajpur, the Kantaji Temple is a significant historical attraction in Bangladesh and a ...

  • Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    Kushumba Mosque

    The quaint village of Kushumba is located near the Atrai River in the Naogaon District of the Rajshahi Division of Bangladesh. Here amidst village life and picturesque landscapes, is one of the country’s most popular attractions that brings many visitors to the village each year. The Kushumba Mosque was constructed during the rule of the Afghan regime, during the years 1558 to 1559, and is ...

  • Religious Sites in Bangladesh

    Chhota Sona Masjid

    In the town of Gaur, visitors to Bangladesh will find a religious attraction that has often been described as one of the most breathtaking examples of Sultanate architecture. It has not been determined exactly what year the Chhota Sona Masjid was constructed, but as the plaque on the structure indicates that the mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Hussain Shah, it can be narrowed ...