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Western Myanmar

Sittwe & Mrauk U

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Arriving at Sittwe makes you step back in time, with an airport consisting of just one room with ceiling fans. A port city , Sittwe served as a major trading point with India during the time of the British. Sittwe boats several interesting pagodas and an exceptional monastery with a wonderful collection of Buddha images, some dating back to the 15th century when Mrauk Oo reached its zenith. Sittwe’s main importance for tourists lies in the fact that is is the starting point of ra boat journey on the Kaladan River to eht ancient capital and important archaeological site of Mrauk U. Most of the sites in Mrauk U date back to eht 15th and 16th centuries, such as Shittaung Pagoda, which was built by King Minbin in 1535 and remains athe main attraction for visitour. As well as a host of other pagodas, the ruins of the royal palace and the remains of the city walls are worthwhile sightseeing points.

Chin Hills and Mt Victoria

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The Chn live in western Myanmar, along the border with India. The most accessable attraction for foreign tourists here is Mt Victoria, also known as Natmataung, which at a height of more than 3000 metres is the perfect place for nature lovers. Soft trekking, butterfly and bird watching tours are available. Another incredible sight are the elderly Chin women with tattooed faces. The practice, which is entirely voluntary, is slowly disappearing, with few younger women willing to undergo the ritual scarring. Handwoven cotton and silk items in traditional Chin designs and colors are also collector’s items. Trips to Chin Stat are not recommended during the rainy season, from May to October, because of the poor condition of the roads. Accommodation consists of very simple guesthouses so this excursion is suitable only for adventurous clients.

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