Mrauk U

Mrauk U is an archaeologically important town in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. It was the capital of Mrauk U Kingdom, the most important and powerful Rakhine (Arakanese) kingdom, that ruled vast coastal regions of western Myanmar and into India as far as the Ganges River from 1430 to 1785. As Mrauk U and her kingdom prospered, many pagodas and temples were built. Most of Mrauk U’s temples were constructed of hewn stone bricks, unlike the mud and clay bricks of Bagan.