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Mrauk-U

Mrauk-U

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The ancient kingdom of Mrauk-U in Rakhine State was one of the richest cities in the world in the 12th century.  Shortly thereafter it was sacked by the Burmese, the Mahamuni relocated to Mandalay from a nearby hillside.  Time has stopped there.

This little known, hard to get to location is worth the time.  Near the border of Bangladesh and Chin State, Myanmar the poverty is extreme and the people very freindly.  The best way to get there is to take a flight to Sittwe,  and take a boat up the Lemro River.

An interesting history of this ancient city state can be found in Maurice Collis book The Great Image.

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March 03, 2008 new by hellad (1 point)

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