Rakhine people, once steeped in long traditions of culture, have lived in Rakhine State in the western part of Myanmar. Throughout history, Rakhine kingdoms had had kings and palaces which were contemporary with those of Myanmar.
Undoubtedly one of the best places for a relaxing holiday is Ngapali Beach near Thandwe in Rakhine State. It is also one of the most untouched beaches in the world, with miles of pure white sands skirting the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
The Golden City of Mrauk-U became known in Europe as a city of oriental splendor after Friar Sebastien Manrique visited the area and wrote his fascinating “Travels” in Spanish and published it as a book in 1649 and 1653.