Formally named Akyab is capital of Rakhine State. An English General founded it in 1826. Colonial style clock tower in down town, Rakhine museum, Fish Market, Satkyarmuni Image, Rakhine cultural museum are to see. One may watch the sun set in the sea across the Bay of Bangle from Sittwe View point.
After 6 hours boat trip along the Kaladan river enjoying scenic beauty in both sides of it, one can reach Maruk U an ancient capital of Rakhine since 1433. All temples and monuments in Mrauk U are different from other else in the country. The most attractive and the well-preserved temples in Mrauk U are Shitthaung Temple, Htauk Kan Thein Temple, Ann Daw Thein Temple and Laymyatnha Temple. The famous Buddha Image Mahamuni was placed in a shrine at Kyauktaw village. The ancient city called Vasali has century old monuments and shrine.
Kanthayar Beach Resort
Kanthayar Beach Resort, with its long coastline, located about 16 miles north of the Gwa.