Myanmar - Western Myanmar (Chapter)
This is the Western Myanmar chapter from Lonely Planet’s Myanmar (Burma) guidebook.
Venture beyond the pristine sands and turquoise waters of Ngapali Beach to the state’s atmospheric capital, Sittwe, with its exotic central market; and the old Rakhaing capital, Mrauk U, an amazing archaeological site, studded with hundreds of temples.
- savour the seafood at beautiful Ngapali Beach, Myanmar’s top beach destination
- organise a permit to climb Mt Victoria, the country's second-highest peak
- restaurants & accommodation
- boat to Chin villages upriver from Mrauk U, where tattoo-faced women lead you around by the arm
Coverage includes: Rakhaing State, Ngapali Beach, Thandwe, Sittwe (Akyab), Mrauk U (Myohaung) & around, Chin State, Mt Victoria (Nat Ma Taung) and Kalaymyo (Kalay).
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