“Even after hearing about Mrauk-U forever, I was blown away to find such a place existed in Asia, and was still so unknown. You can email friends, ‘Google Mrauk-U,’ and everyone immediately wants to go. Our guide Rocky was amazing. He grew up playing in the ruins, but avoided Koe Thaung: leopards would be sunning themselves on top. Can you imagine?
He’s working on an Arkanese history book, handwritten, so he only has one copy. The situation in Rakhine State is dire, and deserving of more coverage and government action, but I never felt unsafe. Mrauk-U is peaceful.”