Paharpur is a small village 5 Km. west of jamalganj railway station in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayes has been excavated. This 8th century A.D. archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land.
The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900 ft. and from 12ft. to 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.
History of paharpur Buddha Bihar:
Paharpur Buddha Bihar has so far been proved to be the biggest of its kind in the sub-continent. Dharam paul of the Paul dynasty built this edifice in the eighty century. The whole structure is 922 feet long from south to north and 912 wide from east to west. there are as many as 177 rooms surrounding the main temple . the excavation work started here in 1923.