Photo: Classic buildings in Dawei.

Dawei walking tour

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Though not laying claim to too many tourists sights, Dawei is home to one of the best stocks of British colonial-period architecture outside of Yangon. Combined with a couple of lively markets and well placed tea shops, the town lends itself well to a half-day walking tour. Here’s our suggested itinerary.

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Start with a market. Dawei’s main markets are both located on Arzarni Road. The riverside morning market concentrates mostly on seafood, fruit and vegetables. It’s an animated and photogenic spot, with locals and produce arriving at the adjacent wharves on the swampy Dawei River. You’ll find a couple of tea shops nearby from where you can sit and take in the hustle and bustle, and probably meet some of the locals.

Straight off the boat into the market Photo taken in or around Dawei walking tour, Dawei, Burma_myanmar by Mark Ord.

Straight off the boat into the market Photo: Mark Ord

Things quieten down late morning, but the main covered municipal market a bit further east on the same road continues into the afternoon. Goods on sale include inevitably more fish and fresh produce but also household goods. You’ll find plenty of local snacks and food on sale too if you want to try some of the weird and wonderful offerings. It’s located approximately midway on Arzarni between the junctions with Bogyoke ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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