Long lost in the time, Mrauk U, the capital of a mighty Arakan kingdom, its strength reflected amidst the grandeur and scope of the structures that exist sporadically, frequented by foreign traders went into decline when the British centralized Sittwe as a regional trade center after the First Anglo-Burmese War in 1826. Nowadays, Mrauk U serves as the biggest archaeological site in Myanmar after Bagan – it even has a nickname of “Little Bagan”. Although they contrast in every way possible: temples look more akin to the fortress, they exist throughout the villages, on hills and rice fields. And best of all, availability – no temples shut. Under the new civilian government, however, we may see changes and things are possibly not going to be the same.