Sonargaon originally called Shornogram or Shubarnogram, and denotes the ancient territory of Bengal. It was the former capital of Bengal from the 13th century to the 17th century. Sonargaon means “Golden Village”. One of the tribal groups of people named Shornobhusitah lived in this area. Meaning ‘dressed up with gold’ and signifying that all the people’s men and women used to adorn themselves with gold. This was a thriving administrative, commercial and maritime center of Bengal. This place was described by world-famous globe trotter including, Ibn Battuta (from Morocco), Ralph Fitch (from England), Ma Huan (from China) and Niccolo de Conti from (from Venice, Italy) as a thriving headquarters for trade and commerce of eastern province of Bengal.
You will visit here a beautiful River Island (Char), bamboo made school, Panam City (Panam Nagor), Sonargaon folk art and craft museum; a beautiful tiny mosque built in medieval times by a local spiritual man in 1519.