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How to get to Southern Myanmar and its Beaches

  • relaxedTrev

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    The 2013/14 summer is the first time in 50 years that overland travel on along this lush coast has been permitted. Here is how to get there....by intercity bus, flight, train or boat.
    Before you ask, unfortunately the Mergui Islands are still restricted to those with prior permission from Nay Pyi Daw (as at Nov 13), but the mainland has plenty of history, culture and barely discovered beaches for the adventurous to enjoy. Maung Ma Kan, Nebule, Myawyik Island, She Moe, Palaw beaches just to name a few

    #1 Posted: 20/11/2013 - 09:44

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  • OE2014

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    Thnx 4 t info [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]

    hw long frm Thailand 2 Dawei by road - n wht resrts r at da beach????

    #2 Posted: 23/11/2013 - 02:31

  • relaxedTrev

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    The drive from the Thai side Phu Nam Ron (67km west from Kanchanaburi) to Dawei takes approximately 4.5 hrs. the crossing is still a work in progress as the Myanmar Immigration get their systems in place, they are very polite and its incredibly low key.

    Did you mean Restaurants?
    There is a good number of coconut styled family run eateries at the beach(Maung Ma Kan Beach), very nice seafood, very fresh. cost $2.5-$5 for a main.

    Or did you mean Resorts?
    There are no resorts there thankfully, there is one small scale bungalow guesthouse and two others being built, in addition there are plenty of places to stay in Dawei city 20 min away.

    Hope that helps

    #3 Posted: 26/11/2013 - 03:59

  • mattocmd

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    Ohhhh thanks for sharing this. I'll be going soon!

    #4 Posted: 26/11/2013 - 08:23

  • relaxedTrev

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    Photos of the beaches plus descriptions of how to get there ..... http://www.southernmyanmar.com/beaches-2/

    #5 Posted: 14/2/2014 - 20:23

  • LeonardCohe-

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    Nice beaches. They need resorts if they want people to visit. Also need boat tours.

    #6 Posted: 18/2/2014 - 01:22

  • Bulcotecowb-

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    The beaches of the Dawei peninsula are well worth the effort of getting to. See here .. http://myohmyanmar.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/no-need-to-archipelago-try-the-beaches-on-the-dawei-peninsula/

    #7 Posted: 15/3/2014 - 19:29

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