Ruins of Mrauk-U
       
     
The Chin tribes of Arakan
       
     
Ruins of Mrauk-U
       
     
Ruins of Mrauk-U

The abandoned city and hundreds of pagodas at Mrauk-U lie across rolling Northern Rakhine hilltops and form an awe-inspiring sight, whilst providing an experience quite unlike anything else in Myanmar. 

Mrauk-U was the capital of the mighty Arakan kingdom from the 15th-18th century. 

Mrauk-U is an expanse of ruins in varying states - like a dreamy film set!

The Chin tribes of Arakan
       
     
The Chin tribes of Arakan

The Chin tribes of Arakan mountains, with their unique characteristic facial tattoos. This tribe I visited had spider net patterns as their facial tattoos, depicting how complicated life is.