Mainamati is known for the greatest assemblage of ancient Buddhist remains in Bangladesh. Excavations have exposed a large Buddhist monastery together with its central shrine and a wealth of material objects datable from the 7th to 12th centuries AD. Archaeological finds also clearly indicate that this was the cultural and political centre of ancient Vanga-Samatata (southeast Bengal).Starting in the morning from Dhaka, you will arrive in Comilla after a 2-3 hour scenic road journey.
Upon arrival and refreshments, a guided tour of the archaeological sites (Salban Vihara, Rupban Mura, Itakhola Mura, Mainamati Mound), the Mainamati museum and the Mainamati War Cemetery will commence. Lunch will be arranged in the middle of the tour at a convenient place for you. In the afternoon you will drive back to Dhaka. Often the traffic is too bad and forces you to arrive back in Dhaka in the evening. Mainamati Museum is closed on Sunday & Monday.
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