Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, situates at the Western part of Myanmar. Sittwe became the trading sea port after the first British annexation to Myanmar. Sea fishing, fish breeding farms, fish produce farms and cold storage factories are the major businesses of the old bustling city. Nowadays it remains the sea port of Rakhine State.

The city is located on the ample island at the confluence of the Kaladan River, Laymyo River and Mayu River. The west boundary is the Bay of Bengal. Sittwe is serving as a start and end point for visiting the famous ancient city, Mrauk U. Some of the highlights at Sittwe are Buddhist Museum, a modest museum is the best place in Myanmar to view a good collection of Rakhine style Buddha Images and View Point, popularly known as Point, is the principal attraction and the southern most tip of the city where the Bay of Bengal and the mouth of the Kaladan River meet.


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