Mrauk U

Long lost in the time, Mrauk U, the capital of a mighty Arakan kingdom, its strength reflected amidst the grandeur and scope of the structures that exist sporadically, frequented by foreign traders went into decline when the British centralized Sittwe as a regional trade center after the First Anglo-Burmese War in 1826. Nowadays, Mrauk U serves as the biggest archaeological site in Myanmar after Bagan it even has a nickname of Little Bagan. Although they contrast in every way possible: temples look more akin to the fortress, they exist throughout the villages, on hills and rice fields. And best of all, availability no temples shut. Under the new civilian government, however, we may see changes and things are possibly not going to be the same.