Mrauk U Destination
15 Centuries ancient capital, massive “Shitthaung” pagoda with countless BuddhaImages. “Htauk-kant Thein” noted for stone sculpture “Andaw Thein” has unique stone carving & floral design. You can visit the village of big earring ornamented THET tribe & the face tatoo, “Lay Thu” tribe. “Dhanyawady” & “Wesali” ancient capitals are reached by coach.
Temples of Mrauk U Unlike Bagan (pagan), where temple ruins ate strewn over a vast plain, the ruins of Mrauk U sit on or against bulffs in hilly terrain, interlaced with streams and leafy trees. The major sites 1km or 2km northeast of town, there are lots of stupas next to the town itself, especially on hillocks along the stream at the southern end of town- a very nice area for sunrise.
Altogether, there are around 70 named temples, stupa or city-wall sites around Mrauk U, plus dozens of other unnamed sites.