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Akyab Destination Guide

Explore Akyab in Myanmar.

Akyab in the region of Rakhine with it's 177,743 inhabitants is a town in Myanmar - some 212 mi (or 341 km) West of Nay Pyi Taw, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Akyab in Myanmar

Current time in Akyab is now 04:12 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Rangoon" with an UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Dhaka, Chittagong, Agartala, Yegyanbyin, Walan or Grinchaung. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Ywathitke, Wabo, Thinganet, Akyab, Mawnubyin and Anbari. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

37°C / 99 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 35°C / 95 °F
Evening Temperature 34°C / 92 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 52%
Air Pressure 1019.5 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 24th of April 2018
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 36°C (97 °F)
Night: 29°C (85 °F)
Wednesday, 25th of April 2018
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.
Broken clouds Day: 35°C (94 °F)
Night: 28°C (82 °F)
Thursday, 26th of April 2018
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 32°C (89 °F)
Night: 27°C (81 °F)


Pier Sittwe

00:24 min ( January 11, 2008 by ovuigner)
Views: 5,052 - Rating: 5/5

Main pier in Sittwe, Arakan (Rakhine) State, Myanmar

Akyab and Rangoon Burma 1961 - 1963 (Si...

04:18 min ( October 07, 2011 by veraput)
Views: 1,566 - Rating: 5/5

Movies from my childhood during our stay in Akyab and Rangoon, Burna between 1961 - 1963. Movies converted from 8mm film

Bat Colony - Sittwe

00:19 min ( January 11, 2008 by ovuigner)
Views: 2,464 - Rating: 1/5

Bat colony in front of the Shwe Thazin Hotel in Sittwe, Arakan (Rakhine) State, Myanmar

Sittwe view point

00:49 min ( January 12, 2008 by ovuigner)
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View of Sittwe from view point

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Interesting facts about this location


Sittwe is the capital of Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma). Sittwe, pronounced site-tway in the Rakhine language, is located on an estuarial island created at the confluence of the Kaladan, Mayu, and Lay Mro rivers emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The city has 181,000 inhabitants (2006). it is the administrative seat of Sittwe Township and Sittwe District.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 20.15, 92.9 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Kaladan River, Populated places in Rakhine State, Port cities and towns of the Indian Ocean, Sittwe, Township capitals of Burma


Pauktaw is a town in the Rakhine State of westernmost part of Myanmar.

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Located at 20.15, 92.9 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Rakhine State, Township capitals of Burma

Sittwe Airport

Sittwe Airport is an airport in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Burma. It started as a military used arifield in World War II. It was handed over to Department of Civil Aviation by International Aero Limited Company on 24 July 1947. It was upgraded to 6,000 feet long and 140 feet wide gravel mixed asphalt runway in 1960. The airport building was extended to 220 feet by 60 feet from 120 feet by 60 feet and it was opened on 22 March 2002.

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Located at 20.15, 92.9 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Burma, Sittwe

HMIS Indus (U67)

HMIS Indus was a Grimsby-class sloop of the Royal Indian Navy launched in 1934 and sunk during the Second World War in 1942. She was a slightly enlarged version of other vessels in the Grimsby class. She was named after the Indus River. Indus served mainly as an escort vessel, and she was therefore lightly armed. Her pennant number was changed to U67 in 1940.

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Located at 20.15, 92.9 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1934 ships, Grimsby-class sloops of the Royal Indian Navy, Maritime incidents in 1942, Ships sunk by aircraft, Sloops of the United Kingdom, World War II shipwrecks in the Indian Ocean

Point, Sittwe

Viewpoint, popularly known as Point is the principal attraction in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). It is an Urban park which serves mainly as a viewing deck into the Indian Ocean and the nearby scenery.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 20.15, 92.9 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Rakhine State

Quote of the moment

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Moslih Eddin Saadi