Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Rakhine State >> Mrauk Oo (Mrauk U)
The four periods of the Rakhine history stretched from the Dhanyawaddy to the Vesali, then to Le Mro and finally Mrauk-U periods. Capital of the Rakhine Kingdom, which flourished from the 15th to 18th century, Mrauk Oo is reached by a 5 hour boat trip along the Kaladan River from Sittwe(Akyab), which is 90 minutes by air from Yangon. Mrauk Oo is noted for its fort-like temples and pagodas of stone and brick, and for its statuary and relief, which are distinctive. About 8 km north of Mrauk Oo is the archaeological site of Wethali, another ancient capital dating back to the 4th century.

A regular passenger boat takes hours from Sittwe to Mrauk Oo. Special speed boat with 20 seats takes only 2 hours 30 minutes. It is also accessible by road from Sittwe via Ponnakyun and Kyauktaw. Regular flights from Yangon to Sittwe takes about one hour 30 minutes. see photos of Mrauk Oo (Mrauk U)
What to see in Mrauk Oo:
  • Andawthein Pahto - built in 15th century
  • Htokekan Theindawgyi
  • Koethaung Pagoda - a cave containing 90,000 pagodas
  • Mrauk Oo Palace Site
  • Yadanabon Zedi and Laymyetnar Pahto
  • Yan Aung Zaya Shitthaung Pagoda - the most magnificent pagoda

    Where to stay in Mrauk Oo:   Hotels in Mrauk Oo

    See also other interesting places located in Rakhine State: >> Sittwe

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