Paharpur Buddhist Bihar- in Noagaon district about 60 km away from Bogra Town where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery, south of the Himalayas has been excavated. This 8th century A.D archaeological find covers an area of 27 acres of land. The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900ft and from 12ft – 15ft in height with elaborate gateway complex on the north. There are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The architecture of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of south-east Asia, especially Myanmar and Java declared as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Location: Noagoan, Bangladesh.
Built: 8th Century AD.
Built for: Dharma Pala.
Architecture Style: Gupta Pala.
Total Area: 27 acres.
Elavation: 80 feet (24m).
Total Cells: 177.
Monuments Type: Buddhist Religious Palace