Last Friday in my attempt to see Bangladesh as a tourist I took a one (very long) day tour with Guide Tours http://www.guidetours.com to see Sonargaon, the old capital, and to visit some important buildings in central Dhaka too. My guide Massum, a philosophy graduate from Dhaka University was excellent, with lots of information for every site we visited and lots of patience for my questions and endless photographs!
I need to refresh my memory on all the historical facts so for now I will attach the pictures and the information will follow!
We first visited Sonargaon, the country’s first capital, to see the folk museum and the old buildings, and was surprised to see there were people living there even though the buildings were barely standing. Sonargaon was busy with local tourists, mainly younger visitors and families, all eager to take in the historical sites and socialize on their day off. I loved the patchwork of surfaces and layers in the old buildings.