Myauk-U Archaeological Area and Monuments

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Mrauk-U is part of the Tentative list of Myanmar in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Mrauk-U comprises the archaeological remains of the capital of the Mrauk U Kingdom, the most important and powerful Rakhine (Arakanese) kingdom. It dates from between the 15th and 18th century. Due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, Mrauk U developed into an important regional trade hub, with contacts as far as Arabia, Persia, Portugal and the Dutch East India Company. As Mrauk U and the kingdom prospered, many pagodas and temples were built to reflect the Buddhist faith of its inhabitants.

Map of Myauk-U Archaeological Area and Monuments

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Mrauk-U
Country
Myanmar
Added
1996
Nominated for
2022
Type
Cultural
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1996 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Mrauk-U

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