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Mrauk U

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Mrauk U

 What to See?



  Mrauk U is the last capital of Rakhine in the north-west part of Myanmar, founded by King Mong Saw Mon in 1430. The ancient city is now deserted but the ruined temples form an impressive and extensive stone record of the kingdom. Once it was one of the important and powerful in the Indian Ocean. It is now an archaeological complex with several interesting monuments. Mrauk-Oo has a scenic and exotic beauty with great historical remains.

The region is dotted with dozens of pagodas and Temples. Not like in Bagan, Mrauk-Oo is situated in hilly region. The pagodas and temples are made of stone and most of them are built on the hillocks. The scenery of Mrauk-Oo is beautiful among the green hill change with valleys in a marvellous surrounding.

The city offers the visitor many chances to study the cultural and it can be claimed as the Open-air Museum of the arts and culture of the Rakhine people.

The town is reached by boat, about 5 hours boat trip from Sittwe where the airport is. Starting from Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, along the Kaladan River on a private boat, you will arrive the Mrauk Oo archaeological part. The high-light of tour sites are:

Shitthaung Paya means “temple of 80000 images” in Burmese. It was constructed in 1536 by King Minbin. The temple is famous for its fortress and its portrait inside of the temple. It is the most impressive of the historical edifices. One can see the full of small images, scenes in sculpture which present the countries and common people portrayed in their costumes and hair style, traditional men boxing and wrestling, some girls dancing and playing, mythical birds, etc...

What to See in Mrauk Oo

Built in 1521 by King Min-hla-ra-za. The tooth relic of Buddha was enshrined in this temple.

Lay-myat-hnar pagoda:
Bilt in 1430 by King Min Saw Mon. One can see the frescoes giving detail portrayals life in the court.

It was used as the ordination hall, built in 1571 by King Min-pha-laung.

Anoma image
The image was beautifully decorated and it was donated by the princess Anoma in 1501.

Shwe-taung pagoda
Built in 16 century by king Min-bin. It is the tallest one in Mrauk-Oo.

It was built in 1629, situated north-east of the palace site.

Archaeological museum:
The museum is quite interesting and features a good collection of religious sculptures and other art-crafts.

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