The silence city of Mrauk U; is situated in Western Rakhine State. It is also one of Myanmar’s significance Archaeological sites. This ancient capital was founded by Rakhine King Min Saw Mon in 1430 AD. In 16th Century, Mrauk U was the capital of the ancient Arakanese Kingdom and great wealthy as a major trading port with Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Nowadays, this city offers a good chance to observe the culture of Rakhine and archeological site.
There are over 700 temples spreading all over with some are ruins and influence by Indian culture. The main highlights are ShitthaungPaya, KoethaungPaya, Htukkanthein and Chin Villages, a local ethnic group known for the women’s tattooed face.