This 15th century ancient city of Rathine Kingdom is known for its old temples with wall paintings of Indian cultural influence. A regular passenger boat takes hours from Sittwe (Akyab) to Mrauk U.

Special speed boat with 20 seats takes only 2 hours 30 minutes. The Mahamuni Shrine, one of the famous Pagodas in Myanmar, is situated 30 km from Mrauk U, Regular flight from Yangon to Sittwe takes about on hour 30 minutes. Shithaung Pagoda, Dukkanthein Pagoda and Anandawthein Shrine are some of the sites to see in Mrauk U.