Special Interest 03 - The Lost city of Mrauk U
The dawn of Myanmar’s civilization – Bagan, the last kingdom of Myanmar – Mandalay, the unique natural heritage – Inle lake and Myanmar open air museum – Mrauk Oo are selected for those who love the serenity of ancient heritage and gain an insight into the inherited life style of the inhabitants.
The city offers the visitor many chances to study the cultural and a proud heritage handed down to the present day Rakhine generation by their forefathers.
Recommend trip from October to May.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Sittwe. Upon arrival, boat trip Kaladan River to Mrauk Oo, about 6 hours upstream.
On the way, we may observe the beauty of Kaladan River. Arrival Mrauk Oo, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight in Mrauk Oo.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Shittaung Temple - Shrine of the 80,000 Images or temple of victory, Htoke Kan Thein Temple - which houses 146 Buddha niches, Andaw Thein temple, Pitakaktaik which literally means Buddhist cannon with distinguishing features, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda & Sakyamanaung Pagoda, Yadanabon Pagoda, which is the largest stupa in the area, Yadana Manaung, Satkya Manaung. Late afternoon, visit Koethaung Temple , Ratana Manaung Pagoda, Sakya Manaung Pagoda, Bandoola Monastery, Lat Say Kan Lake, Zina Manaung Pagoda, Shwe Daung hill sunset and view over the Mrauk U. Overnight in Mrauk U.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Vesali, the ancient capital founded in 372 AD is just 10 km from Mrauk Oo. On the way, we can observe plenty of rice fields, which define Rakhine State as “The Land of Bounteous Rice”. Visit ancient Sutaung Pye Buddha Image and proceed to to Mahamuni Temple (two hours drive approximately) was the original site for Mandalay’s famous Mahamuni Buddha, a huge and very old bronze image. Back to Mrauk Oo. Overnight in Mrauk Oo.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the local market, museum, Bandoola Monastery - huge collection of antiques of Mrauk Oo Dynasty. Afternoon, cruise back to Sitttwe. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel & overnight.
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit to Bogyoke market [except on Monday] & wandering around China town area. Late afternoon, transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.