February 9, 2015 ICS Travel Group

Insider Tips | Mrauk U

If you like off-the-beaten-path destinations, you should check out the ancient city of Mrauk U. . .

Mrauk U

Our Country Manager in Myanmar, Carsten Schmidt, offers this ‘Insider Tip’ for guests visiting “The Golden Land”. . .

Ko Thuang Temple means “shrine of 90,000 images”

“If you like off-the-beaten-path destinations, you should check out the ancient city of Mrauk U in western Myanmar. The infrastructure is still developing, which helps to limit the growth, but the area is gaining popularity and it won’t be long before it is mainstream.

The area around Mrauk U is quite different from Bagan because it has more vegetation and is more hilly. Mrauk U is a former ‘king city,’ so there is a rich selection of temples and pagodas that were built when the city was the capital of the kingdom.

There is also a really interesting market, as well as the Ko Thuang Temple which means “shrine of 90,000 images.”

I also recommend that you do a boat trip to the Chin State – which is one of the most isolated parts of Myanmar – and visit the women with tattooed faces, as I did recently.”

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