Our Heritage- Declared by UNESCO
1. SUNDERBANS (the largest mangrove forest in the world )
2. Paharpur (best known Buddhist vihara in south asia)
3. Shat Gombuj Mosque (Sixty Dome Mosque)
4. Our Cultural Heritage
The Sundarbans - Mangrove Forests;
In the south western part of Bangladesh lies the largest single block of tidal halo- phytic mangrove forest in the world – The Sundarbans – The land of the Royel Bengal Tiger.
This mangrove of serene natural beauty with peach and tranwuility is one of the world heritage site in the country.
It is a cluster of islands densely forested and crisscrossed by hundreds of meandering streams creeks rive and estuaries. It is one of the richest repository of biodiversity with 330 species of mangrove plants, 424 species of wildlifes including 315 species of birds. It is a natural habitat if spotted dear, crocodiles, wild boar, lizards, monkeys, pythons , kind cobras and of course kingly Royal Bengal Tiger. This heavily forested swampy land is the last strong hold of more than 400 Royal Bengal Tigers. The life style of the wood cutters, nomadic fishermen and the daring honey collectors have enhance the charm of this unique beauty.
Paharpur is a small village 5 Km. west of jamalganj railway station in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayes has been excavated. This 8th century A.D. archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land.
The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900 ft. and from 12ft. to 15ft. in height with elaborate gateway complex on the north, there are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of other three Sides with a total number of 177 rooms.