Sittway & Mrauk U (4n/5d)

Buddha statues at Shittaung Temple

Buddha statues at Shittaung Temple

Day 1 Yangon/ Thandwe (Flight), Sittway sightseeing
You will be picked up at the hotel and airport. Upon arrival in Sittwe, transfer directly to the town’s old commercial area. Stroll along the strand road, lined with a fascinating variety of stores and enjoy watching the bustle and hustle of local business activities. Sunset at view point. Overnight at Shwe Thazin Hotel (Superior room)

Day 2     Sittway – Mrauk Oo (Boat)
After breakfast, transfer to jetty and proceed by boat for 72 km about 5 hours journey up river to the last royal capital of Rakhine, Mrauk Oo. Arrival in Mrauk Oo and transfer to the hotel for overnight. Overnight at Mrauk U Hotel (Standard room)

Day 3 Mrauk Oo sightseeing
After breakfast visit to Shittaung Temple, a shrine of 80,000 Buddha images, the adjacent Anndaw Thein Temple, Htukkan Thain Ordination hall and the 17th century temple of Yadanar Pone Pagoda and Lay Myant Nar Temple, which was first built in Mrauk Oo period in 14th century AD. In the afternoon, at 3:30 pm visiting to the local village, Zee Nar Manaung Pagoda, Luck Say Kan Lake, Bandoo Hla Monastery, Syakkyamannaung Pagoda and sunset at Shwe Gau Taung Pagoda hill.  Overnight at Mrauk U Hotel (Standard room)

Day 4 Mrauk Oo – Sittwe (Boat)
Breakfast at the hotel.  Transfer to jetty to take boat back to Sittwe. Then set off by car to visit the main market of Sittwe, where fisherman, town and rural people come to by and sell fish and general supplies. Sightseeing continues to the 100 years old Buddha with a golden face at the Paya Gyi Temple, the Cultural Museum and the local Moque. Overnight at Shwe Thazin Hotel (Standard room)

Day 5 Sittway/ Yangon (Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free at leisure until transfer to Sittway airport to take a flight to Yangon.

Mrauk U – Additional Chin Village (1 Night Extension)
This morning travel by boat to Chin village of tattooed Chin tribes, making photo stops en route to record their lifestyle and fishing method using nets of bamboo. The villagers make their living by fishing, agriculture and weaving fabrics. Some of the ladies in this village have their faces tattooed since their childhood. The patterns of tattoo on their faces vary from one village to another. You will arrive in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day in this village to discover their agrarian lifestyle and visit small household weaving hand-looms. Lunch at the village. Enjoy a simple dinner and overnight at Monastery in Chin Village.

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