Mrauk U

Mrauk U is an ancient capital of Myanmar. To arrival to Mrauk U, you should catch a bus from Bagan or Yangon to Sittwe and from Sittwe you take a boat around 5 hours to Mrauk U. This standing isolated make this old city less tourists and less crowded than other destinations in Myanmar.

If you are a traveler who prefer to explore about the history and culture of Myanmar, Mrauk U is exactly the place where you must be included to visit and find about it. Arrival here, you will have a chance to see the most ancient temples, with totally around over 4000 temples at here you will be very surprised about its beauty, architecture as well as meaning. Almost of these temples are made by the stone and they have been built since 15th to 18th century and located in a large rock highland. Mrauk U of today is what was maintained one of the most sensitive cities of Southeast Asia where has ever been very rick and there were a lot of the traders from all over the world coming to exchange the goods in this ancient city.

Although Mrauk U is the place where is still neglected and get less tourist visiting than other place in the Asian areas such as Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia…. any tourist arrive here feel very surprise by the friendly and honest locals at this place. Mrauk U has ever been the ancient capital of Akaran since 1430, this area has been covered by the tropical forests and high range of mountains,  now a day the locals still live and work around an area with over 700 temples.

Arrival to Mrauk U, the same as you are missing into the mythological homeland with the thousands of temples and pagodas, and there is a temple with around 80.000 even 90.000 statues of Buddha. Mrauk U is considered as an ancient city, the temples and pagodas at here are made by brick and stone, not by mud and clay as in Bagan.

But with impacting of the nature is this place is being affected a lot, with a lot of raining is sometimes this place is also plunged in the water weekly. The fact, according the old documents is Mrauk U got until 6342 temples, but because the hard weather made a lot of the important and big temples to be damaged and disappear, and now a day there are just the temples which are made by stone and covered by hills, mountains, valleys and villages to be left. From that, we also can conclude that Mrauk U in the past was even rick and larger than Bagan city. 

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