Mrauk U to reopen to tourists

The old Arakan capital of Mrauk U will soon be reopen to tourists, after having been closed since last year.

Old Arakan city to reopen for tour destination
Eleven Myanmar, 24 February 2013

Myauk U, also known as Mrauk U, the old city of Rakhine State is supposed to reopen its doors to visitors soon, the Deputy Minister of Hotels and Tourism Tin Shwe said at the Lower House on February 21.

Myauk U is expressed as the Ancient Arakan King’s Capital and the cultural heritage zone in Myanmar, comprising thousands of Buddha stupas, temples and pagodas.

According to Tin Shwe, Myauk U has been regarded as the tourist destination. Unfortunately, it was temporarily closed once from August 30 to September 25, 2012 due to the crisis and closed again in late 2012 for the next time crisis in the region.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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