Rakhine State

Mrauk-U
Mrauk-U, in Rakhine( Arakan ) State is also known by another name:  Mrohaung, meaning ‘ Old City. ‘ The Rakhinecivilisation  was contemporary to the Pyu, and the 2nd  century Greek geographer Ptolemy referred to the kingdom as Argyre, which later historians identified as ‘ Arakan ‘.      The Mrauk-U period from 1430 to 1784 CE was the last in Rakhine history. It was an era of final greatness and glory, recorded in the 17th   century writings of a Portuguese priest, Father Manrique, who lived in Mrauk-U and had access to the court. He described the magnificent golden palaces in detail, remarking on ceilings covered with vines and fruits fashioned from gold, halls lined with fragrant woods and life-sized images in gold of previous rulers, and a chest of jewels containing rubies the size of a chicken egg. The audience hall of the palace was carved “with much fancy, and was supported by a forest of gilt and red lacquer pillars”, he wrote. The kingdom finally collapsed during the reign of  a weak king in 1785.

 

Sittway
After the First Anglo-Burman War of 1826, coastal Sittway was made the capital of Rakhine State rather than the less accessible royal capital of Mrauk-U, which literally means ‘Seeing’, was so named because the British troops which entered it during the war were the first to be seen by Rakhine villagers.

 

NgapaliBeach
With its long, white-sand beach and crystal clear water, Ngapali Beach has long been a favourite seaside destination for domestic and foreign tourist.The origin of its name is unclear, but some believe it was named by a visiting group of Italians who hailed from Naples, pronounced Napoli in Italian. Apart from swimming sunbathing and snorkeling, visitors can also rent bicycle to explore the surrounding area, The beach is about four miles (6.4 km) from the Rakhine State town of Thandwe (Sandoway).The best time to visit to beach is from mid-October t o May, when a number of airlines offer filghts from Yangon. It is also accessible by road. ( About one hour by air from Yangon ).

 

Program 1) : Yangon – Sittwe  - Myauk U  ( 5 Days / 4 Nights )

Progarm 2) : Yangon – Sittwe – Myauk U – Waithali ( 7 Days / 6 Nights )

Program 3) : Yangon – Sittwe – Myauk U – Waitharli – Chin Village  ( 8 Days / 7 Nights )

Program 4) : Yangon – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach ( 4 Days / 3 Nights )

Program 5) : Yangon – Thandwe – Ngapali Beach – MaungShwe Lay Beach ( Sea Adventure ) ( 5 Days / 4 Nights )

Program 6) : Yangon -  Sittwe – Myauk U – Waitharli - NgapaliBeach ( 12 Days / 11 Nights )