Mrauk U, Rakhine State

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Dukanthein Temple

Mrauk U is perhaps one of the most far-away from everywhere places in the world today. It is an adventure just to get there, and your timing needs to be right if you want to catch the local ferry from Sittwe to Mrauk U. Nevertheless it is definitely worth the trip. The temples are ancient and unique, the tourists are scarce, the people are friendly and generous, the electricity is extremely limited and the mosquitoes are probably carrying drug resistant malaria. Mrauk U in it’s heyday was more affluent than London and Amsterdam at the time and decadent to the extreme.

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