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Top 6 places to travel in Sunamganj

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Top 6 places to travel in Sunamganj

Photo: Mahmoud Shurov

A scenic place full of beautiful haors, serene rivers and culturally diverse landmarks, Sunamganj, located in the Sylhet division of northeast Bangladesh, is a place that travel enthusiasts will fall in love with. Whether you want to take a day trip or take your time to visit the beautiful places spread around the neighborhood, we recommend these 6 places to be part of your next travel itinerary.

Tanguar Haor

The place that is on every traveler’s wish list, Tanguar Haor is a unique wetland ecosystem located in the upazilas of Dharmapash and Tahirpur. Watch the haor turn into a large body of water with strong waves during the monsoon or greet over 200 species of migratory birds in winter; the wet zone is a soothing sight for tired urban eyes. To fully experience the magic of the haors, book a boat and simply stroll the waters, watch anglers catch over 140 species of freshwater fish, and witness the diversity of natural and aquatic features.

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Top 6 places to travel in Sunamganj

Photo: Mahmoud Shurov

Surma Bridge

Also known as Keane Bridge, built in 1936, Surma Bridge is one of the most iconic steel and iron architecture in Bangladesh. Located over the Surma River, this bridge is 18 feet wide and 1150 feet long. Strolling around the bridge at the end of the day, while the river glistens in the moonlight is a visual treat for any traveler. Even with new bridges around, Surma Bridge still gives a nostalgic feeling of the bygone era.

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Top 6 places to travel in Sunamganj

Photo: Mahmoud Shurov

Jadukata River

Originating in Meghalaya and flowing into Sunamganj, this river is close to Tanguar haor. If you want to see truly blue waters where even the river bed can be seen in shallow areas then this is the river for you. During monsoon, this river widens while in winter, the white sand banks give it a beautiful scenic and picturesque element.

Barik Tila

On the bank of the Jadukata River, a small mound about 150 feet high is located named Barik Tila. Separation point of the border between Bangladesh and India, you have to go to the mound to have a wider and clearer view of both sides. From this side of the border, stunning panoramic views of the mountains and forests of Meghalaya can be seen, giving this hillock a unique edge.

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Top 6 places to travel in Sunamganj

Photo: Mahmoud Shurov

Hason Raja, a mystical Bangladeshi poet and songwriter, whose former home on the banks of the Surma River in the Tegharia region has been turned into a museum. This house occupies a special place among the followers of Raja because all his songs were composed in this place. Inside the museum there is a photograph of Hason Raja, as well as paintings by different artists, but the real attractions are the various objects related to the memory of the poet, including tables, chairs, colored capes, a sword, earthenware, etc.

Also known as Raypur Boro Mosque, located in the village of Raypur, union Paschim Pagla in southern Sunamganj and built in 1941. It is a two-storey building with three large domes and six towering minarets and famous for its exquisite craftsmanship. Built entirely on bricks, without the use of rods, other unique aspects of this mosque are its amazing handcrafted floor designs with rare white stones surrounded by blocks of black stones. The mihrab features elegant designs created by carving beautiful stones.