Where is Panam City?
Panam City (Panam Nagar, পানাম নগর) is 34 km away from Dhaka and at the south-east region. It will take a 1 hour 26 minute drive to reach there. The city is in Narayanganj District in Dhaka Division. Here, we will talk about some history, present condition and most importantly how to go to Panam City!
Bengal ruler Isa Khan named Sonargaon his capital in the 15th century. It was a port and trading point during that time since Sitalkshya River lies beside the city. Today Panam Nagar covers 20 km area of Sonargaon. At that time the city was enriched with Mughal architectural beauties like monuments, important offices and mosques. This city connects the famous historical Grand Trunk Road of 2,500 km.
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Panam Nagar Today
Today Panam Nagar is a quiet and undeveloped village. It will be hard to believe that this was once a capital and important administrative center. But now many local and foreign tourists come here to find the history and old memories of Mughal Emperors and their lifestyle. This place is one of the archeological sites and historical places in Bangladesh.
Panam Nagar is built on a single street with 5 meter width and 600 meter length. 52 buildings are standstill on the either side of the street. The building doors and windows are designed with parabolic shape. Meaning, they have outward symmetric curve on the upper sides like mosques. Very delicate pattern designs are also seen on the walls. Numerous rounded columns are there to support the ceiling. Some buildings have veranda, balcony and lobby at the front to show off the luxury. The city is surrounded by canals in and around it.
How To Go
You can get into a direct bus heading to Narayanganj from Gulistan in the capital, Dhaka. It will drop you at Mograpara point near Sonargaon mosque. This journey can take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. From there, you can hire a battery-driven auto-rickshaw which will take you to Panam Nagar within 10 minutes.
Earlier, this place was accessible by anyone at any hour. But now Dhaka National Museum has acquired this property and made a boundary to save this historical place from flood, vandalism and inappropriate authority.
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Sunday – Closed
Monday – 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday to Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Government Holidays – Closed
For Locals – Taka 15
For Foreigners – Taka 100
Panam Nagar/City: At A Glance
Panam can be considered as a model of an ancient city based on the city of Bangladesh which is four hundred years old. Its antiquity may be deeper. “Pineum” is a Persian word. Panam to Paynam. Money shelter. It may be surmised that the completion of the historic “Sarke-i-Azam” Grand Trunk Road took place in the city of Panam. Due to this, the city of Panam is considered as the headquarters of Sarkar-e-Sonargaon Pargana. The antiquity of Panama bears the treasury house, the bridge, the cosplay factory and the ancient foundation buildings.
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Panam Nagar was a famous muslin arena for the aesthetic arts and crafts of Sonargaon. The divided colorful buildings of Panam Nagar testify that Sonargaon was once the center of residence of the elite citizens. Folk songs used to be sung in the center of a magical dance hall full of aesthetic flowers rich in folk art, herbal walls and painted charm. Panam Nagar was a living document of the folklore, way of life, and life culture of the Bengali, the main city in various Pujo festivals based on the season of muslin curtains, like the magic curtain shaking. We can’t imagine from the fact that the building with the model of Ekchala Dochala Chhan Ghar with the motif of folk elements was admired in Delhi as a model of Bengali “Ekchala Dochala Grihayan” culture. All this was manifested for the world-famous aesthetic arts and crafts of Sonargaon.
Want To Travel Panam Nagar With Family Or Friends?
Panam City (পানাম নগর) is a perfect place for a group or family tour. The beauty of this place will give you awesome feelings. At the same time, you can come back within two or three days by visiting here. Hopefully, you can go to Panam Nagar within a tight budget. If you want to travel Panam Sonargaon with safety and want to enjoy the place with more joy, Travel Mate can help you with arranging the tour. Contact us for further details. Above all, you may add any missing information from the comment section. Happy Traveling. ♥