Tour Destination : Yangon-Sittwe-Mrauk U- Tattoo Chin Village-Mrauk U-Sittwe-Yangon
Overview : This itinerary let you discover the hidden treasure of Myanmar's ancient city Mrauk U(Myot Haung) which has been flourished during 15 -17 century. This place can be comparable to Bagan for its religious monuments, different style of architecture and also for its brilliant history. This mysteriously beautiful place is located at the other side of the rivers and mountain ranges, it is one of the less visited places for the visitors and it will let you feel another taste of Myanmar.
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon airport and flight to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel; then visit the national museum, the Buddhist Museum and a short orientation visit in town by tricycle. Then, go to the sea (the Gulf of Bengal) to enjoy sunset moment. Overnight in Sittwe.
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Sittwe Jetty to take a small private boat for cruising to Mrauk U, an ancient capital of the 15th to the 18th century. Cruising time will take approximately 5 hours. You will be arriving to Mrauk U in the afternoon. Visits in Mrauk U will resume with the famous temples of 16 century , SHITE THAUNG ; HTUKKANTHEIN ordination Hall, ANDAWTHEIN and YATANABON PHAYA. To complete the day, you will go to the hill near Yadanabon for a magnificent view at the sunset moment. Overnight in Mrauk U.
After breakfast, visit to the typical market of Mrauk U and see the ways of life of RaKhine Ethnic. Then, continue to the village of ethnic groups "Thet". Afterwards, you will continue your visit to the archaeological site, visit to the amazing KOE-THAUNG temple, built in 1553 which is one of the most beautiful temples of the site, then continue to PIRS PHAYA.
In the afternoon, you'll see the PITAKA TAIK, LUNBON BYAUK, LAYMYETHNA religious monuments and sunset from HARI TAUNG. Night at Mrauk U.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the jetty of Lay Myot river to take small private boat and will start excursion to the villages of the "Tatoo-Chin" where you will meet with the aging women with tatoo faces. According to an ancient tradition, women of that region were too beautiful, therefore they made tattoo on their faces to be ugly for avoiding forcibly taken by the King! Having picnic lunch in a village and continue to another village. Day visit on the river Lay Myot is one of the most amazing boat trip in Rakhine sate as the scenery is very beautiful and lives on the river is interesting. After a nice day of visits, return back to Mrauk U and overnight in Mrauk U.
After breakfast (early in the morning), you will return back Maruk U to Sittwe by boat, cruising hour is about 5.Upon arrivalof Sittwe Jetty, transfer to airport and flight back to Yangon.