Rakhine is spoken in Burma, formerly known as Arakan State. It is a state on the western coast of Burma bordered by Chin State to the north, Magway Region, Bago Region, and Ayeyarwady Region to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the west, and Bangladesh's Chittagong Division The city of Sittwe is the capital and largest settlement in Rakhine State, located approximately between 17°30' and 21°30' north latitude and 92°10' and 94°50' east longitude. North to South, the Arakan Mountains or Rakhine Yoma separate Rakhine State from central Burma.  Ngapali one of Rakhine State's most beautiful beaches. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and sea. There are also plenty of activities to keep you busy, from swimming and sunbathing to windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling.

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When planning your trip to Rakhine, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat. Rakhine is a beautiful and fascinating region, and with a little preparation, your trip will be an unforgettable experience

Why you should visit here?

  1. Ngapali is one of the beach you must to go which is the most famous and beauty beach in Asia
  2. Many famous ancient pagoda in Mrauk-U is one of the most historically and culturally important places in Myanmar.
  3. Sittwe was formerly a tiny fishing settlement that grew to become an important trading center, especially as a rice export port after the British occupation of Arakan, now known as Rakhine State, during the First Anglo-Burmese War.
  4. Thandwe is a settlement and major seaport in Rakhine State, Myanmar's westernmost region. Thandwe is purported to have been Arakan's former capital at some point.
  5. The Rakhine region is a haven for natural beauty, with numerous ancient pagodas and Rakhines being excellent and friendly people in Myanmar.

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Shittaung Pagoda Festival in Mrauk U, Myanmar 

Arakanese people celebrate 12 months of Myanmar festivals according to the Burmese Calendar The majority of Arakanese are Buddhists consequently their festivals mainly consist of Buddhist celebrations. Among the many festivals, the most unique and famous festival in Mrauk U is the Shittaung pagoda festival. Read more......


The people of Rakhine State in Myanmar are diverse and vibrant people. With a long history of cultural and religious diversity, the people of Rakhine State have unique traditions and customs that make them an integral part of Myanmar's social fabric. This makes Rakhine State a truly fascinating place to visit and learn about the people who call it home.

Culture & History

The Rakhine State of Myanmar Tradition and culture scene is one of the most unique and interesting in all of Asia. The Rakhine people are a ethnically diverse group who have their own language and cultural traditions. One of the most notable aspects of Rakhine culture is their traditional dress. The men often wear longyis, a sarong-like garment that is wrapped around the waist, while the women frequently don brightly colored headscarves. In addition to their distinctive clothing, the Rakhine are also known for their vibrant traditional music. The instruments used in Rakhine music include gongs, drums, and flutes, and the music often has a fast tempo and lively beat. The Rakhine people's love of dance is also evident in their traditional folk dances, which are often performed at weddings and other special occasions. With its rich cultural heritage, the Rakhine State is a truly fascinating place to visit.


Myanmar's Rakhine State is home to a wealth of Attractions, from ancient temples and stupas to natural marvels. The state's capital, Sittwe, is Attraction sited in its own right, Mrauk-U, amongst other historical sites. Rakhine State is also home to some of Myanmar's most beautiful beaches. With so much to see and do, Rakhine State is sure to please visitors of all interests.

Nature & Environment


GHG - Energy Impact

Current Electricity Supply of Towns /Villages in Rakhine State
Sr. No of District No of Towns No of Village
List Electritfied The Rest to be Electrifed List Electritfied The Rest to be Electrifed
On Power Grid Other On Power Grid +Other On Power Grid Other On Power Grid +Other
Diesel Solar Small HP Neighbour Diesel Solar Small HP Neighbour
1 Sittwe 4 4 4 658 160 111 214 485 173
2 Myauk U 5 5 5 933 138 180 114 21 453 480
3 Kyauk Phyu 6 5 1 6 - 840 175 215 290 680 160
4 Thandwe 6 6 6 607 285 62 130 1 478 129
5 Maung Taw 5 2 3 5 704 46 80 54 180 524
Total 26 3742 804 648 802 22 2276 1466

Best Time to Visit

Rakhine Region is home to some of Myanmar's most beautiful scenery. It is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. With its unique history and culture, there is much to explore in this region of Myanmar. There is much to see and explore so make sure to add it to your travel list! The best time to visit Rakhine Region in Myanmar is during the dry season from October to April. The region experiences heavy rainfalls from May to September, so visiting during this time can be quite challenging. The easiest way to get to Rakhine Region is by flying into Sittwe Airport. There are a few ways to get to Rakhine Region. You can fly into  Sittwe Airport, which is the capital of Rakhine Region. You can also take a bus or train from Yangon or Mandalay. And finally, you can take a boat from Myanmar's coastal city of Kyaukpyu.

How to get there

Getting to Rakhine region is easier than you might think. Rakhine is located in Myanmar, and many airlines offer flights to the capital city of Yangon. From Yangon, you can take a bus or train to Rakhine state.

Economy & Business

The economy of Rakhine State is largely dependent on agriculture and fishing. The state also does have some natural resources, such as offshore oil and gas reserves.


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Surrounding Regions


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Ayeyarwady Region is flanked by the Rakhine Yoma range in the west. The capital city is Pathein. The residents of Ayeyarwady are Burmese people( Rakhine, Indians, Kayin. There are famous places to visit like Chaungtha, NgweSaung ,Lovers Island, Goyangyi Island, Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, Bird Island, Thameehla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary...etc,.
There is the second highest mountain in Myanmar to visit in Chin State. There are also unique cultures like women tattoo, bamboo dance, knife dances, weaving, Khuang Cuai, etc,. There are also lots of festival like Chin National Day, Chin New Year, etc,.There are other famous places to visit like waterfall, Rih lake, historical forts, virgin sustainable places.. etc,.
Bago is a region in Myanmar located close to Yangon region.BagoCity , formerly known as Hanthawaddy the name of a Burmese-Mon Kingdom is the capital city of Bago region.The Burmese name Bago is derived from the Mon language place name Bagaw.It is located 80 kilometres north-east of Yangon.


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Magway Region is an administrative division in central Myanmar, well known as Myanmar's oil big pot due to the high yield of sesame oil. Magway is the city of the Magway Region and is situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. The Myathalun, the beauty of Magway located in the north of the city.