About Sittwe & Mrauk Oo
Formally named Akyab is capital of Rakhine State. An English General founded it in 1826. Colonial style clock tower in down town, Rakhine museum, Fish Market, Satkyarmuni Image, Rakhine cultural museum are to see. One may watch the sun set in the sea across the Bay of Bangle from Sittwe View point.Mrauk U After 6 hours boat trip along the Kaladan river enjoying scenic beauty in both sides of it, one can reach Maruk U an ancient capital of Rakhine since 1433. All temples and monuments in Mrauk U are different from other else in the country. The most attractive and the well-preserved temples in Mrauk U are Shitthaung Temple, Htauk Kan Thein Temple, Ann Daw Thein Temple and Laymyatnha Temple. The famous Buddha Image Mahamuni was placed in a shrine at Kyauktaw village. The ancient city called Vasali ha s century old monuments and shrine. Sittwe ss the provincial capital of Rakhine, Myanmar’s most Westerly state. Sittwe is, however, a Muslim city in a largely Buddhist country. The town has two museums of worth of interest and a huge local fish market. The main attraction however is located upriver, travelling through wonderful surroundings, to reach the ancient former capital of Mrauk Oo. Mrauk Oo holds numerous significant archaeological sites and several temples of different shapes, sizes and designs.
Myanmar’s coastline is a dream come true for worshippers of the sun, sea and sand. Kilometres of white un-spoilt white sand beaches fringed with coconut groves invite travelers who love to swim, sun-bathe, snorkel or stroll along the ocean. Ngapali Beach Northwest of Yangon in the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar’s most prestigious seaside resort, a truly undiscovered paradise far away from tourist crowds. There are no noisy beach bars, no discos, no jet-skis, no beach vendors and no rows of suntan-oiled bodies basking in the sun. White sand, the natural scenic beauty of the blue sea, swaying palm trees and privacy is a guaranteed ingredient of a beach holiday at Ngapali Beach.
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