Rakhine State

Rakhine State is a state of Myanmar. Situated the western coast, it is bordered by Chin State in the north, Magway Division, Bago Division and Ayeyarwady Division in the east, the Bay of Bengal to the west, and the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh to the northwest. It is located approximately between latitudes 17°30' north and 21°30' north and east longitudes 92°10' east and 94°50' east.

The Arakan Yoma mountain range, which rises to 3,063 m at Victoria Peak, separates Rakhine State from Myanmar proper. Its area is 36,762 km² and its capital is Sittwe.

The famous unspoilt Ngapali beach is in Rakhine State, stretching along the Bay of Bengal. It is famous for its clean aqua blue water and the sandy beach shore. There are many luxury hotels for tourists and locals for accommodation. The southern beach of Kanthaya is reached from Ayeyarwaddy division by road.

Mrauk U, or the ancient city of the Rakhine Dynasty is also a popular destination in this state.

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

  • Thanakha Grinding Festival (Rakhine)

MORE ABOUT RAKHINE STATE

  • Map of Rakhine State
  • Map of Mrauk U
  • Map of Ngapali
  • Photo Gallery of Mrauk U
  • Photo Gallery of Ngapali
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