Monday, May 3, 2010

Sonargaon: Panam City, the lost town


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Saturday, 01st May 2010

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Panam City, also known as "the lost city". This is situated at the Sonargaon Upazila of Narayanganj District. You can rich that place using bus from Dhaka(Gulistan). This will take you around 1 hour to reach at the place. You have to get down from the bus at Mograpara Crossing.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

From the crossing, you have to take a rickshaw, and have to tell the puller to drop you at Panam City. This will require 20 taka for the lift. I'll request you to start walking from the western part of the panam city, and then move forward to eastern side until you reach to the end of the city. This is a very short path. So you can move slowly by watching the old building structures.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Also you can enter the narrow paths(gali between two building) to watch the buildings from the back side. These buildings are controlled by the Bangladesh government, and looks like they are doing it well. The area is very neat and clean. You'll find like as if you are in an unknown area.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Also when you'll walk through the panam city, sometimes you'll find no one at anywhere, and it will give you a different charm. Take as much time you can, no hurry, move slowly, and enjoy yourself.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

This buildings were actually built by the rich merchant from that period. Most of them were Hindus. Also most of the building structures are similar, mixture of mughal and Hindu style. Many of the building vicinity has the plinth for prayer.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

During the period if "Isa Khan", this was his Capital. But now a days this panam city is known as "lost city". The structures are older than around 400-500 years. Its not known where the original owners of the buildings are now. Everything is lost.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

If you want to read more about the Panam City, and the "Isha Kha", you have Google for your assistance. By this time please enjoy my photos those I have taken from my tour.

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Panam City, the lost town, narayanganj

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