These vegetable sellers in the Sittwe market aren’t feeling the benefits of reforms yet.

Photos of Burma's Temples, Beaches, Monks and Food

These vegetable sellers in the Sittwe market aren’t feeling the benefits of reforms yet.

After a night on the water, squid fishermen take a break—sometimes with chai, black tea brewed with milk—at the Sittwe open-air market.

Photos of Burma's Temples, Beaches, Monks and Food

After a night on the water, squid fishermen take a break—sometimes with chai, black tea brewed with milk—at the Sittwe open-air market.

Long beans, peppers, and cucumbers at the outdoor market in Sittwe.

Photos of Burma's Temples, Beaches, Monks and Food

Long beans, peppers, and cucumbers at the outdoor market in Sittwe.

At an open-air market in Sittwe. Burmese food is influenced by Chinese, Thai, and Indian flavors. (Don’t miss the national breakfast, _mohinga: _rice noodles in fish soup infused with ginger and turmeric.)

Photos of Burma's Temples, Beaches, Monks and Food

At an open-air market in Sittwe. Burmese food is influenced by Chinese, Thai, and Indian flavors. (Don’t miss the national breakfast, _mohinga: _rice noodles in fish soup infused with ginger and turmeric.)

Fishermen in Sittwe, gateway to Mrauk U, bring their catch to market. You’ll be ferried from here to the rustic-chic Mrauk Oo Princess in the resort’s classic riverboats—with white-cloth dining service. Burma’s economy grew by 4.8 percent in 2011—still the slowest rate of growth in the region.

Photos of Burma's Temples, Beaches, Monks and Food

Fishermen in Sittwe, gateway to Mrauk U, bring their catch to market. You’ll be ferried from here to the rustic-chic Mrauk Oo Princess in the resort’s classic riverboats—with white-cloth dining service. Burma’s economy grew by 4.8 percent in 2011—still the slowest rate of growth in the region.

Workers push sections of a huge bamboo raft as others try to dismantle parts of it in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State,

Workers push sections of a huge bamboo raft as others try to dismantle parts of it in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State,

Monastery Tower, Sittwe, Myanmar | by Eric Lafforgue

Monastery Tower, Sittwe, Myanmar | by Eric Lafforgue

Old Colonial House, Sittwe, Myanmar | by Eric Lafforgue

Old Colonial House, Sittwe, Myanmar | by Eric Lafforgue

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This is an amazing custom in Sittwe township, Rakhine State. The mascot couple tour around the town to collect funds for the Thadingyut celebrations. #Thadingyut #Myanmar #Donation #Sittwe #Rakhine

This is an amazing custom in Sittwe township, Rakhine State. The mascot couple tour around the town to collect funds for the Thadingyut celebrations. #Thadingyut #Myanmar #Donation #Sittwe #Rakhine

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