Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat

UNESCO World Heritage

Shait Gumbad Mosque - Sixty domed Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

The unique Khan-e-Jahan architectural heritage

Situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, at the meeting-point of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, this ancient city, formerly known as Khalifatabad, was founded by the Turkish general Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century.

Nine-domed Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

The city’s infrastructure reveals considerable technical skill and an exceptional number of mosques and early Islamic monuments, many built of brick, can be seen there.

Nine-Domed Mosque: This mosque has a close architectural affinity with Khanjahan style. The interior is divided into three aisles and three bays by two rows of stone pillars.

Chunakhola Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

The elegant little Chunakhola mosque is situated on an isolated low mound in the midst of cultivated fields.

Chunakhola Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

The beautiful mosque is heavily covered by the inclement salinity of the area.

Khanjahan’s Mausoleum (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

Shait Gumbad (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

Shait Gumbad Mosque

The Shait Gumbad Mosque is an outstanding example of Islamic and Turkish architectural heritage in Bangladesh.

Shait Gumbad Mosque - Sixty domed Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

Located on the eastern embankment of Ghora Dighi, about 7 km from Bagerhat town, this astonishing mosque was built by Ulugh Khanjahan; a great saint, builder and warrior who died in 1459 AD.

Shait Gumbad Mosque - Sixty domed Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

Famous for its medieval architectural style and its tendrils ornamentation on red terracotta, the oblong shaped mosque is the largest brick, multi domed old mosque in Bangladesh.

Shait Gumbad Mosque (1985) by Historic Mosque City of BagerhatUNESCO World Heritage

Inside the Shait Gumbad Mosque.

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