A port city on the Bay of Bengal comprises smelling fish markets, spicy local dishes, and several pagodas and monasteries serves most times as a stopover for visitors on their way to the ruins at Mrauk U. Sittwe highlight includes Shwe Zedi Kyaung Monastery founded in 1903, the building retains most of its attractions and residing monks will be happy to show you around, the Clock Tower and the Point, a platform overlooking the mouth of the Kaladan River where it merges with the sea.