Popular Attractions in rakhine

Andaw Thein Temple

Andaw Thein Temple

is a temple in Mrauk U located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple. The name means 'Tooth Shrine'. It contains a tooth relic of the Buddha coming from Sri Lanka. It was first built as an ordination hall between 1515 and 1521 by King Thazata, and restored by Min Bin between 1534 and 1542. It was later expanded into a temple by King Raza II in order to house a tooth relic of the Buddha he brought back from his pilgrimage to Ceylon, either in 1596 or 1606–1607.
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Cho Nwe Village

Cho Nwe Village

This Chin village is situated about 2 hour boat ride from Mrauk U along the Lay Myo Creek. One can see the Chin women with traditional tattooed faces and observe their culture and lifestyle.
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Dukkanthein Pagoda

Dukkanthein Pagoda

Dukkanthein, also called Htukanthein or Htoekanthein, stands on a hill which is about 30ft (9m) in height. Its structure is like a flat surface in the form of a drum. King Minphalaung built this pagoda in 1571 AD.
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Fish Market

Fish Market

Fascinating Local Fish Market, at times with thousands of fish on display from the deep Bay of Bengal. Everything about fish.
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Jaketaw Village

Jaketaw Village

This small fishing village is situated near Ngapali Beach. A visit to this village can be easily made by bicycle. One can see the villagers usually sundry their fish, shrimp and coconut.
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Koe Thaung Temple

Koe Thaung Temple

is the largest temple in Mrauk U, Myanmar. The name means "Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images". The temple was built between 1554 and 1556 by King Dikkha.
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Koethaung Pagoda

Koethaung Pagoda

Koethaung means 90,000 and significantly named for the number of Buddha Image. To the north of the Pisei Hill at a distance of 400 yards is the Koethaung Pagoda. The King Mintaikkha who was the son of the King Minbin, the donor of the great Shitthaung Pagoda, built this Pagoda in AD 1553.
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Latsaykan Gate

Latsaykan Gate

Latsaykan Gate was built of sandstone with the use of keystone archway construction technique. Sandstones were carved into the required shapes and cemented. Among the many gates in Mrauk U, only Minthamee, Shinphyudaw, Kyakhet, Latsaykan and Mauktaw gates remain in good condition.
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Laung Bwan Pyauk Pagoda

Laung Bwan Pyauk Pagoda

The Laung Bwan Pyauk Pagoda, built by Minkhaungraza in AD 1525 stands at a distance of 500ft (152m) from the Mokseiktaw.
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Lawka Man Aung Pagoda

Lawka Man Aung Pagoda

Lawka Man Aung Pagoda is known to be one of the five most revered “Mann” paya (Pagoda) of Mrauk U.
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Lawkananda Pagoda

Lawkananda Pagoda

This Pagoda is situated in Sittwe. It stands 162ft (49m) high and 232ft (71m) wide. The pagoda platform is 459ft (140m) wide and it has 8 side stupas.It was built in 1999.
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Laymyethnar Pagoda

Laymyethnar Pagoda

About a distance of 150ft (46m) to the northwest of the Dukkhanthein Pagoda is the Laymyethnar Pagoda or “the Four-faced pagoda”. King Minsawmon, the first king of Mrauk-U Dynasty, built it in 1430 AD.
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Lintha Village

Lintha Village

Situated just north of Ngapali Beach, it is a small fishing village. Supported by the area’s bounteous harvest of fish, coconut and rice.
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Mahakuthala Kyaung Daw Gyi Buddhist Museum

Mahakuthala Kyaung Daw Gyi Buddhist Museum

This museum was opened in 1996 with the articles of the ancient cultural heritage collected by Reverend Pandita, the presiding monk or abbot of Maha Kuthala Monastery in Sittwe. It is a unique museum which has a mix of colonial era and Buddhist artifacts. The museum is in a colonial mansion that is itself well worth a visit.
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Mangala Man Aung (Mungalamanaung) Pagoda

Mangala Man Aung (Mungalamanaung) Pagoda

Mungalamanaung Pagoda is known to be one of the five most revered “Mann” paya of Mrauk U. It is a solid conical pagoda situated in north of the Mungala Gate built by King Oggabala in 1685.
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Mrauk U

Mrauk U

Mrauk U is the famous capital city of Rakhine and its civilization flourished from 1430 to 1785. Mrauk U, an archaeologically important town lies roughly 11 km east of the Kaladan River on the banks of its minor tributaries. The town is located on a small outcrop of the Rakhine Yoma on the eastern side of the Kaladan's alluvial plain. Thus, the surrounding countryside is hilly yet also contains a great deal of marshes, mangroves and lakes.
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Mrauk U Market

Mrauk U Market

It is situated in Mrauk U. Local fishery products, a variety of vegetables, seasonal fruits, dried food-stuffs and household wares etc. are offered at the market. One can observe the Rakhine culture and sometimes the Chin women with traditional tattooed faces can be seen.
Shopping Markets
Mrauk U Museum

Mrauk U Museum

Just close to the House of Jewels, is the present-day archaeological museum which houses about three hundred pieces of articles consisting of artifacts from Rakhine State. It may well boast of ancient Buddha images, stone carvings, arms, stone inscriptions, coins and other.
Museum
Ngapali Beach
It’s a place where you simply “switch off” and recharge your energy. This palm-lined, pristine beach is a place where you must visit in Myanmar. History says Ngapali’s been named by a homesick Italian reminiscing about Nepel beach. This is not your just- one-of-the-best beaches, but simply the best beach in Myanmar. And it has recently been named as one of new desirable beaches in the world by the Financial Times. Myanmar’s previous political situations made the beach less known to the world, but things are progressing quickly. Ngapali’s 3km long un-spoilt beauty can rival any South East Asia’s famous beaches including Phuket and Bali. But unlike them, Ngapali is free of noisy beachside bars, crowded people and hawkers.
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Old Clock Tower

Old Clock Tower

The old steel clock tower is located in Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State, erected by the Dutch in the 18th Century.
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Pearl Island

Pearl Island

A magical excursion through calm blue seas to Pearl Island is unforgettable experience for visitor. It is a haven of coconut trees, white sand beaches and the feeling of remote tranquility that only a desert island can produce.
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Phaya Ouk Temple

Phaya Ouk Temple

This temple stands to the east of Lower Nibbuza. Only the plinth of the temple is left now. 12ft 5ins (about 4m) high stone image is kept in the perfumed chamber. It was built by King Min Phalaung in 1571.
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Pitakataik (Khraung Kaik)

Pitakataik (Khraung Kaik)

Pitakataik which lies north of Htupayon Pagoda and south of Shinkite wall, was built by King Min Phalaung. It was square in plan with an entrance passage to the east like others pagoda in Mrauk U. Built entirely with stone, the outer walls are decorated with ornate floral and geometric design.
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Rakhine State Cultural Museum

Rakhine State Cultural Museum

This museum is situated in Sittwe. This is a fourstorey building which is 122 feet (37m) long, 94 feet (29m) high. It was opened in 1996. The centre of the museum is a large painting depicting the Rakhine culture and customs.
Heritages & Landmarks Museum
Rakhine Traditional Wrestling Contest

Rakhine Traditional Wrestling Contest

Wrestling contest is the essence of Rakhine traditional festivals. It is a kind of sport event that one has to play with his strength and sporting prowess. On the other hand, it is a kind of wrestling in which a contestant has to wrestle his opponent to the floor using his might.
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Ratana-pon

Ratana-pon

is a solid stupa in Mrauk U, Rakhine State, Western Myanmar. The pagoda is located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple. The name means 'Pile of Jewels'. According to local legends, it is said to have jewels and images enshrined in the central stupa but none have ever been found. It was built in 1612 by King Min Khammoung and his wife.
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Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda

Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda

Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda is located on the east side of Mrauk U. This pagoda is known to be one of the five most revered “Mann” paya of Mrauk U. King Sri Suddhamma Raja built the Sakkyar Man Aung Pagoda in AD 1629. It is located in the south of Yadanar Man Aung Pagoda.
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Shitthaung Pagoda (Shite-thaung Temple)

Shitthaung Pagoda (Shite-thaung Temple)

Shitthaung or “temple of the 80,000 Buddhas” is located about half a mile to the north of the palace site and it was built by Minbargyi, one of the most powerful kings of the Mrauk U Dynasty. It is an ancient temple in Mrauk U of northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.
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Shwe Ann Daw Pagoda

Shwe Ann Daw Pagoda

This pagoda lies atop of Mount Wathura (Pathura) at Thandwe, where the relics of Buddha were enshrined.
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Shwe Nan Daw Pagoda

Shwe Nan Daw Pagoda

It lies atop of Mount Rohakuhta at Thandwe, where the relics of Buddha were enshrined.
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Sittwe

Sittwe

Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State, is situated on an estuarial island at the confluence of the Kaladan River, Mayu River, and Lemyo River. This port city of the Rakhine State sits at the mouth of the Kaladan River where it empties into the Bay of Bangal.
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Sittwe Market

Sittwe Market

Sittwe market is situated near the jetty in downtown of Sittwe. It is active shopping centre with sellers and buyers and especially can be observed various kinds of marine products.
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Sittwe View Point

Sittwe View Point

The View Point is a lovely recreational spot where one can enjoy breathing fresh sea breeze. It shows the panoramic view of Baronga islands on the other side of the Kaladan River, and also the Layshinedaung savage island lighthouse. The View Point was also known as Farkir Point.
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Thandwe

Thandwe

It is a town and major seaport in Rakhine State, the westernmost part of Myanmar. Thandwe is very ancient, and is said to have been at one time the capital of Rakhine State, then called Arakan. The district has an area of 3,784 square miles (9,800 km2). The country is mountainous, the Arakan Mountains sending out spurs which reach the coast. Some of the peaks in the north attain 4,000 and more ft. The streams are only mountain torrents to within a few miles of the coast; the mouth of the Khwa forms a good anchorage for vessels of from 9 to 10 ft (3.0 m). draught. The rocks in the Arakan Range and its spurs are metamorphic, and comprise clay, slates, ironstone and indurated sandstone; towards the south, ironstone, trap and rocks of basaltic character are common; veins of steatite and white fibrous quartz are also found. The rainfall in 1905 was 23-49 in. Except a few acres of tobacco, all the cultivation is rice.
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U Andy Boat Trips - Private Tours

U Andy Boat Trips - Private Tours

U Andy Boat Trips is a small, family run professional company that offers custom tours and private charters in Ngapali Beach, Myanmar. Amazing tailored options available for a friendly and relaxed day out on the beautiful waters of coastal Ngapali and out into the extraordinary Bay of Bengal.
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