Sonargaon was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Bengal ruled by Isa Khan. Today Bengal is divided into two: East Bengal that is Bangladesh and West Bengal, which belongs to India.
Sonargaon is a rather popular tourist destination thanks to its ancient architecture and it is quite easy to find a 5-star luxury hotel in Sonargaon Dhaka. Some of the oldest buildings in Bangladesh can be found in Sonargaon.
The First and Oldest
Sonargaon was once called The City of Panam and belonged to the Deva dynasty up until the 13th century. Afterwards, it was adapted into the second capital of the Sultanate of Bengal and continued to be so until the coming of the Mughals.
The Mughals came from India, founded in 1526 by the Turco-Persian leader, Babur. Sonargaon was ruled by Mughal viceroys for almost a century until Bangladesh was formed in 1608.
People who visit Sonargaon today often stay in luxury resorts like Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. They come for the ancient architecture, the absolute beauty of these ancient ruins and relics. A good example is the Goaldia Mosque situated in Goaldi village and the Folklore Museum. There are also plenty of shrines, tombs and museums to visit.