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Sonargaon is a historic city located just outside the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka

Home to ancient buildings and monuments, Sonargaon also houses a museum that features and preserves the culture and tradition of the native people of Bangladesh. The Folk Art and Crafts Museum of Sonargaon was established in 1975 and is one of the most visited attractions of the entire area.

The museum is built on a sprawling fifty acres of land. The area around the museum consists of fabulous landscapes, serene artificial lakes and structures that complete the Sonargaon Museum. The museum completely focuses on the skills and proficiency of the artists and artisans of Bangladesh. There are two small museums in the complex.

The first is the Folk Art and Crafts Museum that has 11 galleries. These galleries include exhibits on wooden crafts, traditional village life, scroll painting and mask, exhibit of different types of boats, tribal life, exhibit on folk musical instruments and pottery, terracotta dolls, agriculture and iron products, exhibits on brass and metal crafts and a gallery on folk ornaments. There is also a gallery on bamboo, cane, cool mat and special exhibits.

The second museum is Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. This section consists of exhibits on Jamdani sari, textiles and Nakshi Katha. Throughout this museum section the focus is on cultivation of cotton and the making of textiles from cotton.

The Sonargaon museum also includes facilities such as crafts village, crafts shop, library, a documentation center and also a guest house. Locals love visiting the museum complex because of its wonderful exhibits and the peace and tranquility that surround the area.

There are a few Masaajid and halal restaurants in Sonargaon. Sonargaon is just 24Km from Dhaka and can be reached easily by taxi or bus.

 

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    Sonargaon is a historic city located just outside the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka Home to ancient buildings and monuments, Sonargaon also houses a museum that features and preserves the culture and tradition of the native people of Bangladesh. The Folk Art and Crafts Museum of Sonargaon was established in 1975 and…
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COMMERCIAL / ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Dhaka

GEOGRAPHY

Bangladesh is 144,000 square kilometers and is filled with woodland, crops, meadows, pastures, and bodies of water which vary in size.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 158 Million. Muslims account for about 90% of the population

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm. In general, maximum summer temperatures range between 38 and 41 °C (100.4 and 105.8 °F) from March to April. From June to November it is considered rainy seasons and is very humid. From December to February it is Winter season with an average temperature of 16–20 °C (61–68 °F)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Bengali is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+6 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM
(Sunday to Thursday are the working days of the week. Friday & Saturday are considered as weekends)

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: March 26th
May Day: May 1st
Language Martyr's Day: February 21
Christmas: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
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Bangladeshi Taka

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