Formerly Rampur Boalia, Rajshahi is a divisional city in west-central Bangladesh, also often referred to as the education city of the country. Situated besides the river Padma, this town is famous for its varied archeological and historical places. Rajshahi University and Borendra Research Museum are prominent places to visit in this town. Rajshahi is well-known for Mango, Lichi and silk. Sugarcane, rice, jute, pulses are chief crops and cottage industries of Rajshahi include weaving, metalworking, woodworking, and pottery. Mohastnangor, Paharpur Buddhist Monastery, Kantajee’s Temple, Ramshagar Dighi, Choto Sona Masjid, and Shopnopuri are must visit tourist attractions of Rajshahi in Bangladesh.