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Activities: Boat Ride/Cruise, Flight
On arrival at Sittwe air-port transfer to jetty for private boat trip along the Kaladan River to Mrauk-u about 5 to 7 hours upstream by enjoying river life. Check in at hotel and overnight in Mrauk-u.
After breakfast, start sight-seeing in Mrauk-U, the ancient capital city of Rakhine Kingdom (15th century). First, visit to city market to see the ways of life of local people. Then, followed by visit to Pharaouk Pagoda, Mong-Khong – Shwe Du Stupa, Pesi paya, Koe Thaung Temple (a shrine of 90000 Buddha images), Latt-Say Lake (artificial lake with city wall and a gate) and Mahabandola Monastery like a museum and back to hotel for lunch and break for a rest.
In the afternoon, visit to the massive Shit-Thaung Temple, a curiously remarkable temple with 80000 Buddha images and reliefs, Htaukkhan-Thein Temple likes the fortress, Andaw temple, Ratanabon Stupa, Laymyathnar temple (four sided temple), Laungbanprauk Pagoda locally known as “Plate Pagoda”, Pitakataik (a small library) and drive to Harritaung hill for Sun-set and back to hotel and overnight.
Ref: Please see all attractions in Mrauk U and their brief information at http://www.happyfootprints.com/Mrauk-U-attractions
Activities: Boat Ride, Flight
Early morning, check-out at hotel and take a drive to jetty and return to Sittwe by boat. On arrival, transfer to Sittwe airport for departure flight to Yangon.
After breakfast, we go to Ngagya Jetty by jeep (20-30 minutes). From there we visit to Chin Village by boat (72km-21⁄2 hours). On the way you will find the creek is shallow (about half metre).Sometimes, you will have to see even if the ground of creek and surrounded by bamboo forest. At there, you will find women take tattooed on their face owing to their belief. Streaky tattooed face didn’t practice anymore. The greater number of houses in the villages are made of bamboo. Enjoy walk through their villages on the hill and poetic surroundings. Packed lunch is highly recommended.
rauk U is an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. It is also the capital of Mrauk-U Township, a sub region of the Sittwe District. It was the capital of Mrauk U Kingdom, the most important and powerful Rakhine (Arakanese) kingdom, from 1430 to 1785. Please visit the article of Arakanese Kingdoms and its Timeline & History prior to Mrauk U to learn more about the evolution of the city.
Once the seat of a mighty kingdom, which thrived on trade and boasted a powerful navy that defeated the Portuguese navy, Mruak Oo now is a sleepy town where relics of its glorious past can still be seen and admired.
The city offers the visitor many chances to study the archaeological, cultural and a proud heritage handed down to the present day Rakhine generation by their forefathers. Mrauk U can rightfully be claimed as the “Open-air Museum” of the arts and culture of the people of Rakhine.
Starting from Sittwe, capital of the Rakhine state, you will uncover the traditional local lifestyles in this town that is located at the mouth of the Kaladan River by the Bay of Bengal. Often overlooked as a convenient stopping point for Mrauk U, Sittwe will reward you with visions of a colorful hinterland seaport with abundance of fish and crops.
Cruising upstream along the Kaladan River on a private boat, you will arrive at Mrauk U archaeological park. The ancient city is now deserted but the ruined temples form an impressive and extensive stone record of a kingdom once one of the most important and powerful in the Indian Ocean.
Some of the most significant and impressive of historical edifices there are
|Laymyetnha||1430 AD||Built by King Minsawmon, the first king of Mrauk-U Dynasty. Laymyethnha was the first pagoda erected in Mrauk U. About a distance of 150ft (46m) to the northwest of the Dukkhanthein Pagoda is the Laymyethnar Pagoda or “the Four-faced pagoda”|
|Andaw Thein Temple||1515 – 1542||Filled with unique stone carvings.|
|Shitthaung Temple||1535||Mrauk U‘s most important monument. Built with a labor force of more than 1,000 architects and workmen, Shitthaung Temple contains a remarkable collection of Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs. It’s also known for its labyrinth of tunnels.|
|Koethaung Temple||1554 – 1556||The largest temple in Mrauk U, Myanmar. The name means “Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images”|
Ref: To see all attractions in Mrauk-U, please visit http://www.happyfootprints.com/Mrauk-U-attractions