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Akyab Destination Guide

Explore Akyab in Myanmar

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

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Current time in Akyab is now 06:05 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a 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, and Walan. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Dhaka . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Akyab ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Pier, Sittwe

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

Sittwe view point

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View of Sittwe from view point ..

Bat Colony - Sittwe

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

Akyab and Rangoon, Burma 1961 - 1963 (Sittwe and Yangon, Myanmar)

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

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Interesting facts about this location


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

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Located at 20.15 92.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Populated places in Rakhine State, Township capitals of Burma

Shwe Zedi Kyaung

The Shwe Zedi Kyaung monastery is a famous Theravada Buddhist monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Founded in 1903, the monastery is one of the main Buddhist monasteries in the city.

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Located at 20.15 92.89 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buddhism in Burma, Buddhist temples in Burma, Buddhist temples in Rakhine State, Rakhine State, Visitor attractions in Burma


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.

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Located at 20.14 92.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Kaladan River, Populated places in Rakhine State, Port cities and towns of the Indian Ocean, Sittwe, Township capitals of Burma

Technological University, Sittwe

Technological University (Sittwe) is located in RaChanByin Village, Sittwe Township, Sittwe District, Rakhine State, Myanmar. It formerly operated as a Government Technical College (GTC). It moved to RaChanByin Village and expanded to University level on 20 January 2007.

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Located at 20.14 92.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Technological universities in 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 20.13 92.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Airports in Burma, Sittwe

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Akyab

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