Tour Code: TGZ-0702

EXPLORATION MRAUK OO

07 Days / 06 Nights Tours
Yangon – Mrauk Oo – Yangon

Rakhine people and Rakhine cultures are rich in contents and high in spirit making up the major pillar of Myanmar union. Since A.D. 1430, ancient city Mrauk-Oo had been capital of a coastal nation, strategic in merchant routes between India and Eastern ports of Java-Sumatera and beyond to China, until late 18th Century. Surviving monuments, stupas and pagodas at Mrauk-Oo Archeological Zone reflects the past glories of 354 years under the lineage of 49 kings. Preceding Mrauk-Oo era are Din-ra-wady, Wei-tha-li and Le-mro eras, from where cultural values are carried along.

Day 1:

  • Arrival Yangon by morning flight.
  • Welcoming at airport and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing the highlights of Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda and National Museum will give a brief image of Myanmar.
  • Overnight at Yangon.

Day 2:

  • Yangon – Sittwe by flight. Sittwe – MraukOo (Mrohaung) by boat.
  • Ancient city of MraukOo or Mrohaung is situated 50 miles (80 km) inland from the mouth of Kaladan River, on a rocky plateau between Kaladan and Le-mro rivers.
  • Overnight at Mrauk Oo.

Day 3:

  • After breakfast, to stroll at Mrauk-Oo market.
  • Touring around the ancient city of MraukOo. The remnants of a 30 km long fortification can still be seen. City centre was the Royal Palace, of which, remaining is a square shape stonework but at the north of palace-place are numerous magnificent stupa of remarkable craft.
  • Sightseeing Museum and Palace site.
  • Overnight at Mrauk Oo.

Day 4:

  • Take a 5 miles rugged road drive to Nankyar jetty by car. From there to take a 5 miles up-stream boat trip to Kritchauung. It’s a mountainous terrain where rivers and streams of Rakhine land begin. Scenes are superb. Sin gay Village, another 5 miles up-stream, is one of scattered hamlets. Tattoo culture of these Southern Chin tribes is called Pa-Yea, facial tattoo, and they differ in patterns with tribes. Cruising on a meandering river in steep gorges is mesmerizing.
  • It is a mild adventure destination. Return trip down-stream to MraukOo.
  • Overnight at Mrauk Oo.

Day 5:

  • MraukOo – Mahamuni – Vesali (Wethali) excursion trip.
  • After breakfast visit to Wethali (Vesali), 6 miles to the north of MraukOo. The archaeological department reports that Vesali was a city belonging to the main period from 4th to 8th century which was confirmed by the findings of excavations at Vesali. The areas of the city is about 2.7 square miles and then see Vesali Su Taung Pyae (wish-granting) sand-stoned Buddha image (17 feet high) and old palace- site. Now this palace-site already turns to village.
  • Proceed to Da-nya-waddy City where there is replica of Maha Muni Buddha Image. Da-nya-waddy City is 16 miles north of Vesali and 21 miles north of MraukOo. The earliest old city in Rakhine (B.C 582 to 326 AD). In 1824, King Bodawpaya of Amarapura (Mandalay) occupied Rakhine and took away Maha Muni Buddha image as a trophy. Some believe the original Maha Muni Buddha image is presently at Mandalay, but one parallel argument is original statute was hidden from Amarapura troops, that it is presently the image of this old Da-nya-waddy City.
  • Overnight at Mrauk Oo.

Day 6:

  • Take the boat trip from MraukOo to Sittwe. On the way visit Mro Tribe Village.
  • And take Sittwe ~ Yangon by afternoon flight.
  • Welcoming at Yangon airport. Transfer to Hotel.
  • After refreshment, visit Shwedagon Pagoda at night fall.
  • Overnight at Yangon.

Day 7:

  • Sightseeing Yangon highlights. In the evening transfer to the Yangon International Airport.