This vast earth has been prepared for us by our God. We know how much! There are many mountains, rivers, seas, forests, many different countries, different people in this world. Travel-thirsty people migrate from one place to another, from one country to another in search of this variety. Through travel, on the one hand, we can get such joy, on the other hand through it we can gain experience and education. Traveling can be a source of instant gratification for us. But the great achievement of travel is education. We must travel to know the mystery of the Creator's creation. His creation has to be realized with the heart. Those who have realized the joy of travel have been able to learn the real lessons of life. Because there is a lot to learn by looking at different things, different people, different nature.
Let's get back to the topic. A few months ago, some of my friends and I went on a trip to a historical place. It was a Friday, November 27th. Even though our university was closed for a long time due to the Corona epidemic, we all got bored after staying at home all day due to the lockdown. So the mind wanted to travel a little from a place. But because of Corona, it was just a fantasy. On the one hand, the fear of being affected by Corona, on the other hand, due to the lockdown, due to the ban on movement, it was not possible to implement our wishes. Shortly afterward, the government limited the lockdown, but of course, everyone was required to avoid public gatherings, maintain social distance, and wear masks. So we decided. We will travel to ensure our safety and abide by government decisions. We decided we would visit a historical place of interest. So we thought and chose a place considering the situation. However, the place is located in another city about 100 km away from our city. We originally visited a historic mosque called the Sixty Domes Mosque. The mosque is located in the southern city of Bagerhat in Bangladesh. This historic mosque is believed to have been built around 1500. The architect of which was a famous Sufi saint and ruler named Khan Jahan Ali. In 1985, UNESCO declared this historic site (mosque) a World Heritage Site. Since then, thousands of domestic and foreign tourists have been coming to see this historic site.
Me and my two friends, We are out of the house very early in the morning. Because we have to get back home very soon. Despite having different means of communication, we had to choose the bus journey according to the time and opportunity. We took all kinds of measures to protect ourselves from Corona. We took the ticket from the bus counter and sat on the bus at 8 a.m. After a while, our bus journey begins. This was my first trip out of town after the Corona outbreak. A little bit of fear, a little bit of joy, all together, I enjoyed a different moment. From the bus, I was trying to enjoy the natural beauty all around. The fields of green crops, the rows of trees by the side of the road seemed to know why they seemed to be running with us 😸. After walking like this for a while, we reached our desired place when it was a little over 10 in the morning. However, we had to change the bus halfway, so it took a little longer. However, we were dropped off the bus in front of the main gate of the mosque. We entered with a ticket from the ticket counter next to the main gate. As soon as you enter through the gate, we can see the museum on the right side. But we did not go there and went straight to the main mosque. We went to the mosque to see the rows of flowers and ornamental trees all around. I think anyone will like to see this amazing installation. I have been dreaming of visiting the sixty-domed mosque since my childhood. This time the dream is about to come true as some of the companions agreed. We walked to the mosque and were fascinated by this amazing setting.
To the west of the mosque is a huge lake. I heard about the miracle of the lake from the people there. They said that this lake was dug in one night. But I couldn't figure out how it was possible to dig this huge lake overnight. So we have assumed that the lake was created for a miracle. However, only the viewers can understand how long it is. We sat for a while in the seat next to the lake and rested and finished the gossip. After resting for a while, we again captured some photos from the mosque and headed towards the museum.
We did not need a ticket to enter the museum. However, the ticket taken at the entrance to the main gate has to be shown at the entrance of the museum, and only then we are allowed to enter. Many antiques have been collected inside the museum and it is mentioned that they were used by Khan Jahan Ali (the architect of the sixty-domed mosque). I did not capture any photos from inside the museum as photography and videography were completely banned. But if it wasn't banned, I would have taken some photos. Because some things in there were very interesting. When we heard the name of the mosque, sixty domes, we thought that maybe sixty domes of the mosque were named for this. But in fact, the number of domes in the mosque is 81 But there is no reliable idea as to why the mosque was named after the sixty-dome mosque.
I love to travel. On the other hand, photography is one of my best hobbies. So while enjoying the beauty of the place, I also captured a lot of photos I used my smartphone to capture every photo I shared in this article and capture them myself. I hope you enjoyed them. The Department of Archeology of Bangladesh is in charge of the maintenance of this historical site. They are maintaining this installation responsibly. The sixty-dome mosque at Bagerhat is very famous as one of the tourist destinations in the country. Throughout the year, the number of tourists here is eye-catching. Winter is a good time to visit this place. That's why we traveled here at the beginning of winter.
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Thank you dear. It is worth visiting our 60 Dome Mosque in Bangladesh in this way. Sixty Dome Mosque is a beautiful place.❤