Day 1: Yangon - Sittwe.
Travel from Yangon to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state. Here you will explore a city with a mixture of Indian and Southeast Asian influences by the Bay of Bengal. Marvel at the many varieties of fish sold at the lively fish market and deepen your understanding of Rakhine culture at the Cultural Museum. Overnight at Noble Hotel in Sittwe. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Sittwe - Mrauk U.
Following breakfast, cruise upstream along Kaladan River to Mrauk U, a major archaeological site in Myanmar. Arriving in Mrauk U at midday, you will witness the former grandeur of this ancient town, famed as Myanmar's second eminent temple site after Bagan. During your tour visit the Koethaung Temple, Pitakataik Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas. Overnight at Mrauk Oo Princess in Mrauk U. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Mrauk U.
Today, after enjoying the sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U, visit the market for a chance to experience the local lifestyle. Then explore the ruins of the Royal Palace and Archaeological Museum and the fantastic art work at Mrauk U's most significant monument - Shitthaung Temple. Further your understanding of Mrauk U's history by exploring the unique stone carvings in Andawthein Ordination Hall, the circular Ratanabon Pagoda, the huge fortress-like temple of Dukkhanthein and the pagoda at Laymyetnha. Overnight at Mrauk Oo Princess in Mrauk U. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon. Today, we will head back to Sittwe on a ferry speedboat (or chartered local boat) along the Kaladan River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Sittwe before transferring to Sittwe Airport for your flight to Yangon. Includes: (B), (L).
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Asia Myanmar History Whiz Archeology/History Cultural Journey