Panam Nagar is an ancient city of Bangladesh. It is situated in Sonargaon, Narayanganj district. The whole city can remind you the primitive era of Bangla. This city is surely the carrier of history and culture of Bangladesh. Panam City located in Morgapara, only a few kilometers away from Dhaka-Chittagong highway. This Panam Nagar is considered one of the ruined city still exist in the south asian sub-continent.
Sonargaon was the center of the old Bangla when Narayanganj was the capital of Bangaldesh instead of Dhaka. It was the residence of most of the Muslim governors of that time. When the Mughal empire got the key of Sonargaon, the whole city starting to get more prosperous than ever. Bridges, roads, ponds etc. development started to begin and the whole city began to flourish. It was the centre for trading muslin and later neel (indigo). From the beginning in Panam, the first thing that comes to one’s sight are the ancient buildings. most of them are two-storied, but few are one storied. Some 52 of the buildings that still stand in the Panam Nagar are visible. There are 31 buildings in the north side of Panam Street and 21 in the south of it.
The Panama City has so many historical buildings and all of these structures are connected to isa Khan’s tenure. Panam City got huge attraction over last decades and established itself as one of the most popular tourist spots in Bangladesh. As it is very near from Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.
Sonargaon was the capital during the fifteenth-century ruler Isa Khan. During the Mughal era, lots of beautiful monuments and infrastructure was built. They are actually the main orchestrator behind today’s Sonargaon and its rich history.
Mughals built the rich culture of Sonargaon but they abandoned it completely when they shifted the capital of Bangla Sonargaon to Jahangirnagar. In modern times, very few relics and structures of good old days are still intact. When you will see the little villages and resorts around the city, you won’t get any idea how much glorious this place was once at its prime time. Time changes and its glory also faded.
The main threats of this site are illegal development and unauthorized localization.
The ticket price of Panam City is 20tk for each person. The foreigners have to pay 100tk to visit there.
How to go there
You can take the bus from Gulistan. The name of the bus is “Meghla”. It will land you nearby Mograpara. Bus fare is 30 taka only. Panama city is 15 minutes away if you take Auto from Mugrapara Bus stand. You can also take an rickshaw to reach Panama City. The rickshaw will cost you around 50tk. Dhaka to Panam Nagar bus will take maximum 1 hour.
Sonargaon Folk and Art Museum
There is another popular tourist spot located in Sonargaon. The spot is Sonargaon folk and articraft museum. This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dhaka city as well as the whole country. Bangladesh’s national painter Joynul Abedin formed this museum in 1975.
The museum area is huge. There’s a lake inside the museum. Tourists can sit by the side of the lake and enjoy themselves. This museum consists of two parts. One is the museum itself and another is like a market. The museum is full of 17th century articrafts. The daily life of old Bangladesh, lifestyle of village people everything showed at that museum. Different kinds of ornaments, tools, furniture, weapons, sporting materials everything showed in here.
Another part is like market and it’s so charming. You will surely inflict by its charm. Tourists can buy lots of things in a very reasonable price. Tourists can also ride a boat and can fishing on the lake of the museum.
Ticket Price of Panama and Folklore museum
The entry fee of Sonargaon art and folk museum is 30tk only.
Car Parking charge
Car – 100 tk
Bus – 300 tk per hour
There are few restoras around the place. Those are pretty good and reasonable.
Panam City is a perfect place to spend time with your family and friends. The whole city is like a ghost town with existed fifty two abandoned houses. Panam City was consisted of two parts. One part was for residential area and another part has been for just entertainment. Party, club, bar everything was included in this place.
This is such an astounding places to spend a good time. Panam City or Panam Nagar, Sonargaon will remain as testimony of our colonial architecture thousand years history. This ancient historical city reminds us thousand years of our past history. The Old capital of Bengal still one of the most visited Parjatan place in Bangladesh.
Panam Nagar was a planned architectural establishment. About hundreds of thousands years ago it was an amazing model city where Bars, Dance Club, Herem Ghar, disco ball room and so many things was included. To many historic, this capital of Bengal was Beyond imagination in terms of Architectural point of view at that period of time. This “lost city” represents the historic preservation of Baro Bhuiyan from Bengal part. Panam was termed as most attractive city of fifteenth-century. In the end, Panam city is a must visited tourist spot for any traveller in Bangladesh.