Sittwe and Mrauk U
Sittwe, the port city of the Rakhaing State sits at the mouth of the Kaladan River where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. Sittwe is the port city of Rakhine State and the entrance city to the archaeological site of Mrauk U. People here have the enjoyment of much spicier foods and brigher clothing.
During the monsoon season, July to October, it can rain often and heavily in Sittwe. In the centre of the town, a distinct monument can be seen. It is the Atulamarazein Pyilonechanthar Payagyi. Inside the Pagoda is a large Buddha image with "royal attire" having crown and jewelled chest piece. The Buddhist Museum is also an interesting place to visit in Sittwe.
Mrauk Oo, capital of the Rakhine Kingdom from the 15th to 18th century, is also known as Myo Haung, literally "Old City" in English, was founded in 1433. Mrauk U is an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. It lies east of the Kaladan River, and is surrounded by hills in the north and south.
Today, Mrauk U is a major archaeological and tourist site. It is about one and half hour flight from Yangon, and continues with 3-5 hours boat ride from Sittwe. There are a large number of pagodas, temples and religious buildings around Mrauk U, built since its founding in 1431 by Min Saw Mon. Unforgettable beauty of capital’s fascinating excursion gives the long life memories to the clients.