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Mrauk U

Mahar Pyinyar Kyaw Street | No (98) , Lwim Taung Quater , Mrauk U, 07107, Myanmar
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One of our favourite places in SE Asia

We were in Sittwe for work and wanted to see Mrauk U while there. Getting there is not easy and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beyond the Lonely Planet with local guide

Nay Chay was an excellent guide who organized every aspect of our travel to and from Mrauk U. He... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
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Mahar Pyinyar Kyaw Street | No (98) , Lwim Taung Quater , Mrauk U, 07107, Myanmar

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Sittwe for work and wanted to see Mrauk U while there. Getting there is not easy and it's expensive - we couldn't find any way other than a $100 taxi especially as we only had a weekend. We took the ferry back...More

1  Thank Shell1973
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Nay Chay was an excellent guide who organized every aspect of our travel to and from Mrauk U. He is a local and knows everyone, can find places of interests (weaving observations, bicycle rental, boat tickets, etc.) not mentioned in the any guidebook. We had...More

1  Thank Amie R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Mrauk U because we wanted to see the old temples and the authentic and unvarnished site of the country. Since we heard that it is a bit difficult to get there, we considered signing up for an organised tour....More

2  Thank windeseile
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

You feel the history here. Smaller than Bagan but incomparable. Both are great in their own ways. Here, temples are still being uncovered. Yes, it's hard to get to, but it is worth it all - especially before it becomes touristy like Bagan. You can...More

1  Thank clairev_1
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We had to take two planes and a boat to get to Mrauk U so it was difficult and expensive to get there. I can't say I thought it was worth the money. It's beautiful but if you have been to Bagan and seen a...More

1  Thank lonniepop
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Mrauk U was a beautiful and peaceful place; completely worth the time it took to get there. And seeing it with Lin Lin was a great way to go. I went for a day tour with Lin Lin which was good. We went biking from...More

4  Thank Justin B
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I reach and visit to traval to mrauk oo.i had very sarrow because many old pagdoa are broken ,some are inside the bayan tree.Mrauk u is the captail city name of Arakan,Mrauk u 17th century is the biggest city around the world no 2 or...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The recently restored temples from the Arrakan empire are Bagan style in diversity but still free from hordes of visitors. This allows for a more leisurely appreciation and heightened atmospherics for each site. It is quite a magical site, with thick-walled pagodas sitting like fat...More

4  Thank Harry R
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Fantastic place, beautiful, peaceful and unspoiled. Walks through pagodas and stupas, sunsets, beautiful people everywhere. Definetly worth a visit!!! We are very grateful to our guide Lin-Lin for showing us Mrauk U and suroundings. Thank you Lin-Lin

1  Thank Maria P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I invite you to visit chin villages and seeing the ladies who are tattoo.By spending one day or two days around our chin villages.

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Justine R
Hsipaw (trekking) and train to Pyin Oo lin or Mrauk? My husband and I are coming to Burma in April for two week (yes I know it will be hot and I know about the water festival). We were going to do a trip like this: Yangon Yangon fly to Lashio Hsipaw trekking overnight for a couple of days Train from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lin, overnight Mandalay one day and night then onto Bagan 3 nights 2 days Bagan, then Fly to Heho and 3 nights at lake Inle However, my husband and I are now thinking we would like to see Mrauk because we like to go to place that are less touristy and off the beaten track. We have stayed in hilltribe villages in Laos and Vietnam that could be similar experience to Hsipaw and so thought of maybe switching Hsipaw and that area with Mrauk U but then we would have to miss the train ride to Pyin Oo Lin and we are not too bothered about missing Mandalay. So what do you think should we stick to our first itinerary and go to Hsipaw and Pyin Oo Lin or forget those areas and go to Mrauk U (and Yangon, Bagan and Inle lake)? Thanks
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Response from Kahniki | Reviewed this property |
Mrauk u is going to be less touristic than Hsipaw. The chin village boat tour is a must see even if it is a bit of a hand holding. The mrauk u temples are not as good as the Bagan temples but there are no other western... More