Pitakataik is one of the most amazing places in Mrauk U that is actually worth a visit. It is close to Htupayon Pagoda and was erected by King Min Phalaung. Unlike other pagodas, Pitakataik is totally constructed with stone, making it stand out of the crowd.

Mrauk U in the mysterious fog

Mrauk U in the mysterious fog

Ornamented with ornate floral, coupled with uniquely geometric design, Pitakataik has become a destination of visitors’ interest. Measuring 9 feet in high, 14 feet running from east to west and 10 feet from north to south, Pitakataik is almost like a blooming lotus from a far distance. Actually, the simple beauty of the pagoda always mesmerizes visitors, especially first-timers.

Stupas between a farm in Pitakataik, Mrauk U

Stupas between a farm in Pitakataik, Mrauk U

Taking Burma tours to Mrauk U, there are 48 libraries in total; however, the only one that exists with time is this one. It has been well-preserved to be one of the most popular places in the region. The library is home to 30 sets of Buddhist Tipitaka that has been kept from King Narapatigyi (1638-1645).