Mrauk U Photography Adventure Tour
Tour Code: RTM-PA-01
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Destinations: Sittwe - Mrauk U- Chin village - Sittwe
Recommended Season: From September to April
Price: Upon request
-Photographing the major highlight of Mrauk U around temples of Andaw Thein, Radanabon, Shitthaung Temple, Koe Thaung temple.
-Shooting bustling Mrauk U market and village life,
-Exclusive beauty of Mrauk U sunrise, sunset from the prominent top of the hills,
-Visit the Chin villages to shoot portrait photos of Chin women vanishing tattooed patterns and will have good opportunity to shoot river life
Day 1. Yangon-Sittwe-Marauk-U
Upon arrival at Sittwe airport by flight, transfer to Jetty to take a boat trip for about 5-6 hours journey upriver along mighty Kalandan River to the last royal capital of Arakan Kingdom, Mrauk U. Then enjoy lunch with seafood on boat with river life. Of course that you will have to click your cameras not only along the river but also amazing sunset on the Kaladan river. We will arrive to Mrauk U in late evening and transfer to hotel. Dinner at hotel.
Day 2. Mrauk U sightseeing by car
Today early morning sunrise from the Shin Mya Wah hill certainly this is the best to shoot for sunrise. The sun will rise up and hills, city are very beautiful with mist. You will get rather amazing photos of City with pagodas and mist unlike the others. After sunrise of course drive to small road where morning sunlight comes down to the ground as rays. Shoot photos with morning sun lights. Then return back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, the most important morning starts to arrange young novices for photo setting in the 16 century Koe Thaung Temple known as 90000 Buddha images temple for hanging photos with young monks paying to Buddha images. Furthermore Pesi pagoda with 5 stone Buddha images on the hillock aw well as shooting at Phayaoak pagoda. In addition set Model with Rakhine Traditional costumes with Lacquerware box going to temple. Then lunch at local restaurant.
After Lunch walk through the maze like the Shithaung temple of Mrauk U, known as 80000 Buddha images enshrined, built in 1535 with sand stone. It looks like fortress with interior tunnel and stone carving relief. We set with young monks in the dark temple with candle lit. Later Andaw Thein temple, Radanabon Pagoda and proceed to Htukan Thein Temple till Lay Myat Hnar ( Four sided Temple ). lastly enjoy very beautiful sunset from the Discovery Hill where the best sunset place with foreground a group of Pagodas. Back to your hotel and dinner at a good restaurant and overnight in Mrauk-U.
Day 3. Mrauk U sightseeing
Today early weak up for the same reason is a must-do again for making a sunrise shots from the Takywatsayar hill. After sunrise shots, head back to hotel for breakfast. For the purpose of photo shooting directly proceed to Koe Thaung Temple. It is richly stone sculpted pagoda with full of curved Buddha images in inner passage. As well as outer temple has also hundred of satellite small stupas. Then continuous visit a village all things considered to visit home cottage industry of making helmet. Then lunch break at the good local restaurant. In the afternoon prior to be indoor shooting in the some temples. In the sunset time, surely catching photo shots from the vantage of hill with Budhha image. Then return back to Hotel.
Day 4. Mrauk U- Chin village
Early morning weak up again without delay for sunrise from the ground to get the beautiful sunrise. Then return back to hotel for your shortly breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, straightaway check out and morning depart for Pophy Kyun jetty by car about 30 minutes. Further more 2:00 hours sailing up by boat along very fantastic scenery up stream Lay Myo river to Krit Chaung Chin village. Shoot portrait of wonderful Chin ladies with tattooed faces with very beautiful exciting scorpion web Tattooed pattern and their simple ways of life. Have a Picnic Lunch at the river bank with beautiful river view. Then proceed to Pann Paung Chin village for hanging around your cameras to take portrait photos and some more Chin Tattooed ladies. Evening shoot the river life. Dinner at the hotel and overnight at Lay Mro river bamboo house.
Day 5. Chin village-Mrauk U
First of all today early morning catching up amazing beauty of Lay Mro river because should not miss this moment with mist from the water. In addition we will shots many bamboo rafts making, fishermen are fishing with fantastic green mountains and crystal water are attracted for photographers.
In the afternoon, now that sailing down steam by boat and transfer to Maruk U.
Day 6. Mrauk U-Sittwe-Yangon
Early morning weak up to check out from hotel & transfer to jetty. Board on your boat to Sittwe. Upon arrival in Sitwe, transfer to Sittwe domestic airport for the flight back to Yangon/ Ngapali Beach.