Ghost town

Sonargaon is the former royal city of Bangladesh, 300 years ago. It’s now a modern town an hour east of Dhaka, but a cluster of 52 magnificent mansions were preserved in an archeological park. Most are more or less in ruins, but the place still has a strong Indiana Jones vibe to it. Most mansions had a sign “risky building” but there are very few fences or locks. I got a guide who actually lives in one of these buildings, who took me up to the high terraces.

As before I am the only European visitor. Everyone else is from Bangladesh, mostly students. And they all want selfies. My mean free path between selfie requests was something like 20 meters. Everyone was very polite about it, used their finest English, and handed smartphones around. I should charge for this.