Photographer's Note

Mrauk U was once the capital of the kingdom of Arakan, one of the most powerful kingdom in history. The Arakan King "Min Saw Mon" founded Mrauk U in 1433. Mrauk U was a leading trade city during its time, and abundant networks of canals allowed small and large vessels to go by. It traded with Middle East, Asia, Holland, Portugal and Spain. The Mrauk U dynasty lasted for about 350 years.

Mrauk U was also known as "Myohaung" meaning the ancient city. In this ancient city, today, there are about 70 known and named ruined pagodas, whereas there are many more remaining unknown.

A month later I am still dreaming about these magical mornings in Mrauk U. The misty and smoky atmosphere at sunrise... What a dream!

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Additional Photos by JM Hullot (vincz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
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