Mrauk U is situated in the Rakhine state , at the Western part of Myanmar , it was the capital city of 48 kings for 355 years and was founded by King Mong Saw Mon in 1430. Mrauk U was once , one of the most powerful kingdom in history. Mrauk U lies roughly 11 kilometres ( 6.8 miles ) east of the Kaladan River on the banks of its minor tributaries. The town is located on a small outcrop of the Rakhine Yoma ( Rakhine Mountain Range ) on the eastern side of the Kaladan's alluvial plain. Thus, the surrounding countryside is hilly yet also contains a great deal of marshes, mangroves and lakes. Mrauk U was also known as "Myohaung" means the olden city in Burmese. The name Myohaung was given by the British when they shifted their seat of administration to Sittwe in 1826. The original name was restored in 1979 and also it became the lost city. The city is just 40 miles away by river from Sittwe and the trip takes 3 to 4 hours. There are daily flights to Sittwe from Yangon which take 2 hours via Thandwe. The boat departs from a jetty of Sittway in the early morning is much better to set sail to Mrauk U, the boat pass by a tributary creek of the Kaladan River and Lay Myo Myit River might offers travelers some beautiful view on the way, there are many places of interest to be seen along the two rivers. In this ancient city, today, there are about 70 known and named ruined pagodas, whereas there are many more remaining unknown. Discovering to one of ancient cities in Myanmar gives you great pleasure for your happy holidays.