Monastery, Scenic

Paharpur - The biggest Buddhist seat of learning Paharpur, is a small village 5 km west of Jamalganj railway station in the greater Rajshahi region where the relics of the most imperative and the biggest known monastery, south of the Himalayas has been excavated. This 8th century A D. archaeological finds covers roughly an area of 27 acres of land. The entire founding, occupying a quadrangular courtyard, measuring more than 900 ft. and from 12 ft to 15 ft in height with intricate entrance complex on the north,  are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The structural design of the pyramidal cruciform temple is greatly prejudiced by those of south-east Asia, particularly Myanmar and Java.

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