Somapura Mahavihara

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Paharpur Buddhist Bihar
Native name
Bengali: পাহাড়পুর বৌদ্ধ বিহার
View of the central shrine
View of the central shrine
Location Naogaon, Bangladesh
Elevation 80 feet (24 m)
Built 8th century AD
Built for Dharama Pala
Architectural style(s) Gupta, Pala
Type Archaeological
Criteria i, ii, iv
Designated 1985 (9th session)
Reference No. 322
State Party Bangladesh
Region Asia-Pacific

Somapura Mahavihara (Sanskrit; Bengali: সোমপুর মহাবিহার Shompur Môhabihar) in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.