Cultural in Mrauk U

Paya Pwe

One of the most interesting times to visit Mrauk U is during the huge weeklong paya pwe (pagoda festival) held near Dukkanthein Paya. It includes music, dance, traditional Rakhine wrestling and boat racing.
Cultural in Sittwe

Rakhine State Day

The Rakhine State Day (a Saturday in mid-December) is staged at Lokananda Paya, with traditional wrestling, bamboo-pole climbing and tug-of-war.