Myanmar, Sittwe & Mrauk-U
Info : Mrauk-U
One of Mandalay's more off-the-beaten-track destinations is Mrauk-U in the north west of the country, near the border with Bangladesh. Rakhine state has always been geographically isolated and its people have always had a strong and unique cultural and linguistic identity. Mrauk-U is reached by six-hour boat journey from Sittwe and the location of the town is beautiful - it's surrounded by rich lush rolling hills, and wetlands too. The town is home to a number of unique and atmospheric ancient temples including the Shite-taung and Koe-taung Paya, each with tens of thousands of Buddha images.
If you're looking to visit a remote and remarkable corner of the world, two or three nights in Mrauk-U will be a great addition to your Myanmar itinerary.
We enjoyed a 3 week trip exploring both the well known places as well as the less developed areas. We also balanced the trip with a variety of walks and activities as well as time for several half day breaks to relax. The Myanmar people are incredibly friendly and welcoming. The colours of the country are outstanding, wonderful dusty landscapes with rice fields and palm trees as well as so many amazing pagodas rich in colour and symbolism. Our best parts were the less well known places but Lake Inle and Bagan are must do places and are still not overrun by tourists. Experience Travel Group tailored a trip for our needs and knew how to do so and suggest appropriate hotels and means of travel.