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Mrauk U

Mahar Pyinyar Kyaw Street | No (98) , Lwim Taung Quater , Mrauk U, Myanmar
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Interesting but difficult to get there

We had to take two planes and a boat to get to Mrauk U so it was difficult and expensive to get... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
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Great guided tour of Mrauk U with Lin Lin

Mrauk U was a beautiful and peaceful place; completely worth the time it took to get there. And... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Justin B
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Mahar Pyinyar Kyaw Street | No (98) , Lwim Taung Quater , Mrauk U, Myanmar

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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We had to take two planes and a boat to get to Mrauk U so it was difficult and expensive to get there. I can't say I thought it was worth the money. It's beautiful but if you have been to Bagan and seen a...More

1  Thank lonniepop
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Mrauk U was a beautiful and peaceful place; completely worth the time it took to get there. And seeing it with Lin Lin was a great way to go. I went for a day tour with Lin Lin which was good. We went biking from...More

4  Thank Justin B
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I reach and visit to traval to mrauk oo.i had very sarrow because many old pagdoa are broken ,some are inside the bayan tree.Mrauk u is the captail city name of Arakan,Mrauk u 17th century is the biggest city around the world no 2 or...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The recently restored temples from the Arrakan empire are Bagan style in diversity but still free from hordes of visitors. This allows for a more leisurely appreciation and heightened atmospherics for each site. It is quite a magical site, with thick-walled pagodas sitting like fat...More

4  Thank Harry R
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Fantastic place, beautiful, peaceful and unspoiled. Walks through pagodas and stupas, sunsets, beautiful people everywhere. Definetly worth a visit!!! We are very grateful to our guide Lin-Lin for showing us Mrauk U and suroundings. Thank you Lin-Lin

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I invite you to visit chin villages and seeing the ladies who are tattoo.By spending one day or two days around our chin villages.

Thank 132,636
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you're planning a trip to Myanmar, you should definitely consider including a few nights in Mrauk U in your itinerary! I've read a couple of reviews where travellers have compared Mrauk U to Bagan, but for me Mrauk U was special and well worth...More

6  Thank Angela L
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have just finished a day visiting the Chin Villages from Mrauk U. Initially, we were unsure of whether to travel to the Rakhine State as some warnings were in place. However, now that we are here, we can see that these seem over cautious...More

6  Thank maedhbht
Reviewed 30 December 2016

we had a great 4 day stay in Mrauk U- very well organised by our guide Myint Zaw. It is a great location and totally unexpected. The other advantage is that there are few tourists so you get the place all to yourself sometimes. We...More

6  Thank Graham B
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I recently read the review of Myint stating unhappiness with him. While I am sorry someone had an unpleasant experience with him I would like to counter the experience from our side. We had quite a different experience. Myint was very kind and always punctual...More

4  Thank stock210
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Justine R
Hsipaw (trekking) and train to Pyin Oo lin or Mrauk? My husband and I are coming to Burma in April for two week (yes I know it will be hot and I know about the water festival). We were going to do a trip like this: Yangon Yangon fly to Lashio Hsipaw trekking overnight for a couple of days Train from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lin, overnight Mandalay one day and night then onto Bagan 3 nights 2 days Bagan, then Fly to Heho and 3 nights at lake Inle However, my husband and I are now thinking we would like to see Mrauk because we like to go to place that are less touristy and off the beaten track. We have stayed in hilltribe villages in Laos and Vietnam that could be similar experience to Hsipaw and so thought of maybe switching Hsipaw and that area with Mrauk U but then we would have to miss the train ride to Pyin Oo Lin and we are not too bothered about missing Mandalay. So what do you think should we stick to our first itinerary and go to Hsipaw and Pyin Oo Lin or forget those areas and go to Mrauk U (and Yangon, Bagan and Inle lake)? Thanks
25 September 2016|
Response from Kahniki | Reviewed this property |
Mrauk u is going to be less touristic than Hsipaw. The chin village boat tour is a must see even if it is a bit of a hand holding. The mrauk u temples are not as good as the Bagan temples but there are no other western... More