The Ancient Empire Mrauk U
SITTWE - MRAUK U - SITTWE -
YANGON (4 Days/ 3 Nights)
Day 01 Sittwe – Mrauk U
Upon arrival in Sittwe, transfer to the jetty for a chartered boat trip
on the Kaladan River to Mrauk U, about 5 hours upstream. Overnight in Mrauk
Day 02 Mrauk U
After breakfast at the hotel visit Myanmar’s legendary lost city of
Mrauk U. Back in its 15th century heyday Mrauk U was one of the richest
cities in all of Asia but today the town is more like a sleepy village. A
morning tour of Mrauk U’s sights includes Koethaing Temple, the Pitakataik
Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas.
After lunch, visit Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U’s most important monument,
built in 1535 by 1,000 architects and containing a remarkable collection of
Arakanese Buddha images and relief’s. Continue to the multi-spired
Andawthein Ordination Hall, with its unique stone carvings, the circular
Ratanabon Pagoda, Dukkhanthein, a huge fortress-like temple with vaulted
passages containing interesting stone sculptures and Laymyetnha, the first
pagoda erected in Mrauk U in 1430. Overnight in Mrauk U.
Day 03 Mrauk U – Sittwe
Enjoy sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U from the top of the hill.
After breakfast continue sightseeing in Mrauk U with a visit to the market,
the ruins of the Royal Palace and the Archaeological Museum. Proceed to the
jetty and board a chartered boat back to Sittwe. On arrival enjoy sunset
over the Bengal Bay from View Point Beach. Overnight in Sittwe.
Day 04 Sittwe – Yangon
A morning city tour of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, featuring
the colourful fish market and the Cultural Museum before the transfer to
Tour codes: MH-4-MU