Panam City,Sonargaon 11/2009

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F. Zaman on December 2, 2009

Panam City,Sonargaon (Bangla: সোনারগাঁও) is the ancient capital of Isa Khan's kingdom in Bengal. It is located near the current-day city of Narayanganj, Bangladesh. The great traveler Ibn Battuta visited it in the 14th century. The Panam City was the center of the upper-middleclass people of 19th century *Panam nagar *among world’s 100 endangered historic sites,former capital of the state of Bengal. The New York-based World Monument Fund included Panam Nagar, which is of significant archaeological and artistic interest, located some 30 kilometres northeast of the capital, in its 2006 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites. ‘Most of Sonargaon’s masonry buildings suffer from rising damp while biological and insect damage has affected the architectural woodwork. ‘As the former capital of the state of Bengal, Sonargaon chronicles a broad sweep of Bangladeshi history, from the rise of the Sultanate dynasties to the period of British colonial rule, which is evident in the style of architecture.’ ‘Monuments and structures of Panam, built blending the Indo-European architectural styles, reflect the socio-economic condition and lifestyle of merchants and the elite class in the British colonial period,’

Holger Bauer on December 4, 2009

Hi F.Zaman, a very fine series of those old and beautiful buildings. Good work!!! Thanks a lot for this extraordinary explanation!!!

Best wishes from Bangkok sent your way Cheers pivatana

F. Zaman on December 6, 2009

pivatana,thanks for kind visit,I AM GRATEFUL

By Suhel Tanvir Mahm… on December 11, 2009

yes, I like old building, ,

F. Zaman on December 12, 2009

kstanvir,thank you

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  • Uploaded on December 2, 2009
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2009/11/29 14:54:40
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