Rakhine state is part of the western coastal region of Myanmar. Inside Rakhine, Mrauk U is famous for its 16th century temples and stupas. Most of the religious sites were built by Rakhine Kings during their zenith of power. It rivals the Bagan’s temples and stupas .The most famous attractions are-Shitthaung Paya,Dukkanthein Paya,Kothaung Paya,Palace site and around;and many other religious sites.Other attractions include visiting tribal villages and nearby islands. Tourists also enjoy the Ngapali beach which is said to be the best beach in Myanmar.