Rakhine State in detail

Flights & getting there

Sittwe and Thandwe, the gateway to Ngapali Beach, both have airports with flights to Yangon. An airport is expected to open at Mrauk U by 2020.

Buses connect Sittwe with Yangon, Mandalay and Mrauk U, and Thandwe with Yangon and Sittwe, although journey times are long.

Travellers can also move by boat between Thandwe and Sittwe and Sittwe and Mrauk U.