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Maungmakan and surrounding beaches

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The forested hills of the scenic Dawei Peninsula separate Dawei town and its eponymously named river from the Andaman Sea and coast. From Maungmakan, a weekend picnic and bathing spot highly popular with the locals, a string of superb and largely untouched sandy beaches stretch north and south. If someone was making a movie set in 1970s Phuket before the resorts and tourists arrived, this would be a shoe-in for location.

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The one sealed access road departs from the bridge just north of Dawei town and winds up and over the hills to reach the coast at Maungmakan village and beach, 12 kilometres distant. This is where, for now, you’ll fine the only signs of development if you can call the ubiquitous tea shops, beer stations and bamboo seafood restaurants development, though there is also one half-decent beach resort and even a Thai-style garden guesthouse — with more under construction as of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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