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 stop-over 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.