Wondering Mrauk U
Tour Code: RTM- A-03/b
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Destinations: Sittwe-Mrauk U-Mountain bike riding-Chin village -Sittwe
Recommended Season: The whole year round
Price: Upon request
- Pick up from the Sittwe airport and drive to Mrauk U
- Enjoy to see how to weave Rakhine Traditional Longyi in a village on the way to Mrauk U
- See the great the golden Mahamuni Buddha image
- Admire the most magnificent of Shitthaung, Andaw, Htutkanthein, Koe Thaung Temple
- Observe the local living style in Mrauk U
- Visit the vibrant Mrauk U Market
- Ride the Mountain bike to see the life of untouched rural betel nut palm tree farms
- Experience with exciting boat trip along Lay Mro river to explore the vanishing Tattooed blood faces for mark Chin ladies
- Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful corner of Mrauk U
- Explore the impressive Setkyamuni Buddha image in Sittwe
Day 1 :Yangon-Sittwe-Marauk-U by car
Upon arrival at Sittwe airport by flight, warmly welcome by Road To Mrauk-U Travels & Tours and drive to the last royal capital of Rakhine Kingdom, Mrauk-U by car for 3 hours (148km). It is very wonderful to visit Rakhine Traditional Longyi weaving center, Guwa Buddha images in a rocky cave and Mahamuni lord Buddha image on the way to Mrauk U. In evening arrive at Mrauk U and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Mrauk-U.
Day 2 : Mrauk-U sightseeing by car
After breakfast at the hotel, morning visit Mrauk-U local market to see ways of life and proceed to Paraoak pagoda, Minkaung Shwedu Pagoda which is closed by Paraoak Pagoda, Pesi pagoda with 5 stone Buddha images on the hillock since Lay Mro period, then the 16th century temple of Koethaung temple known as 90000 Buddha images temple, walk through Alay Zee village to discover the traditional hats, mats, baskets, fans making as home industries. Then lunch break and take a rest at your hotel.After Lunch walk through the maze like the Shithaung temple, known as 80000 Buddha images enshrined, built in 1535 with sand stone, looks like fortress with interior tunnel and stone carving relief, the adjacent Andaw Thein temple and proceed to Htukan Thein Temple & Lay Myat Hnar). Enjoy the sunset from a small hill near Radanabon Pagoda / Discovery hillwhere one can see the very wonderful sunset and back to your hotel. Overnight in Mrauk-U.
Day 3 : Excursion rural ways of life of Khami tribe and a palm tree village by bike
After breakfast at hotel starts your excursion ways of life of Khami tribe by Mountain bike at their village and then stop to hear very interesting 16 century date back history background of Portuguese department Store and oversea trading with Mrauk U. Proceed to one of the prominence huge betel nut palm tree farm & villages. It is very interesting to see the their farm and ways of life which is out of the Mrauk U city as untouched. You will be very impressed how big betel nut palm trees plantation. At the front of village you could see the some girls, ladies come and carry water with water pots from the common water pond. Walk in the village and tracing the tradition of betel chewing as betel nut is one of the role in our Myanmar daily life. Cross the creek on the hand made betel nut palm tree bridge. Enjoy the lunch at the Betel nut palm farm village. After visiting return to Mrauk U and taking a rest at the hotel. In the late afternoon visit Setkyamanaung Pagoda, Radanamanaung pagoda and if time permit visit Thet tribe village where you can see the women with the big ear-ring. Enjoy sunset from Haritaung and back to hotel and overnight.
Day 4: Mrauk U – Chin village – Mrauk U
After breakfast at hotel, morning depart for Poe Phyu Kyun village and jetty by car about 30 minutes and then 2:00 hours sailing up by boat along very fantastic scenery up stream Lay Myo river to Pann Paung village. Visit around the village to discover very wonderful Chin ladies with tattooed faces with very beautiful exciting scorpion web Tattooed pattern and their simple ways of life.
After lunch proceed to Cho May or if the tide permit, Kun Chaung village to discover some more Chin Tattooed ladies and there you will see an amazing beauty of river sense from the village. Then return back along down stream 2:00 hours to Poe Phyu Kyun village and drive back to your hotel.
Remark: Kun Chuang village is accessible only from Nov to Jan because of the shallow water. The other Chin villages along Lay Myo river are Krit Chaung village, Sin Swe Gyo village, Pann Paung village, Cho May village can be visited in any time but due to the time permit.
Day 5 :Mrauk-U – Sittwe ( by car ) -Yangon/Ngapali Beach
Morning breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel & drive to Sittwe Upon arrival in Sitwe, if time permit, about visit View Point by the Bay of Bengal and detour Lawkarnanda Pagoda & Satkyamuni Buddha Image on the way to Sittwe domestic airport for the flight back to Yangon/ Ngapali Beach.
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Optional trip to extend Ngapali Beach for your leisure at the end of trip is available upon your request.