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Mrauk-U, Mrauk U

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The capital of a former kingdom of the same name, Mrauk-U still shows signs of its past prosperity. During the kingdom’s peak--between the 15th and 18th centuries--a number of administrative and religious buildings sprouted up in the area. See the stone-brick temples and sanctuaries around the palace, and ask a local to recount to you the area's most famous legend. According to the tale, the first prince of the kingdom was born from an egg laid by a female monkey. To visit Mrauk-U on your trip to Mrauk U, use our Mrauk U trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Old relics are kept, interesting and very kindly staff are local people. Now before you go tourist spots of visit is recommended.
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  • This place can be potentially turned into the next Angkor Wat-like tourist site! Lots of pagodas, templates scattered across Mrauk U. The town itself was the capital of the Arakan Kingdom with foreign...  more »
  • Reach this ancient capital is quite tiring. In theory you could reach with a car from Bagan but you have to go for a road between the mountains and the journey takes approximately 14 hours, also in the rainy season the road is closed. For this we started from Yangon, with a flight of just over an hour you arrive in Sittwe. From here it takes almost 5 hours by boat to get to Mrauk-U. However Mrauk-U deserve. Unlike the temples of Bagan, those of Mrauk U are built of stone and many of them are girded by walls that make them look like fortresses. It will be for this reason and for low frequency of tourists that this website maybe I liked it even more than Bagan although, arguably, the latter also for the much larger number of temples, has a great charm. To visit Mrau-U steps must be at least three days because, usually, almost a day dedicated to visiting the villages Chin.
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  • It's fine. You can find three types of transfer between Mrauk U to Sittwe via waterway. 1. Aung Kyaw Moe - double decker ferry; it take about 4 to 5 hrs to get to the sittwe depending on the tide. The ticket cost USD 10$ per tourist. 2. Shwe Pyi Tan - Air-conditioned speed boat which take about 2 to 3 hours to get to the sittwe. The ticket cost USD 20$ per tourist. 3. Private ferry boat - You could get your own private ferry boat to get to sittwe. Obviously this will be the most expensive way to get to sittwe via waterway. You could buy tickets in Myanmar Currency - MMK.
  • A local jetty.
  • nice place
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