Mrauk U

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With all its temples still preserved in the forests and partly restored, Mrauk U has a special charm, in essence just stark reality, as there are no modern amenities such as hotels and restaurants. The impressive complex of the Thanboddhay pagoda is amazing, its brightly colored building make it wholly different from the other pagodas in the country. The figures connected to it are amazing 845 stupas, 7350 statues and almost 600,000 sacred images. The actual town is small but places of interest nearby are plentiful with the Chindwin River providing easy access for cross-river excursions to ancient cave temples such as Po Win Daung ( Po Win Hill ).