Photo: Palautonetone scenes.

Palautonetone

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Palautonetone is a low-lying island a few kilometres north of Kawthaung. It's conveniently linked to the mainland by a bridge. Following a geographical pattern set by many of Mergui’s islands, the land-facing east side is mangroves, while the sea-facing side boasts a long sandy beach. The island is also home to a lively fishing village. The island, village and beach all take the name of Palautonetone. It's probably a corruption of the Malay word for island, Pulao.

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The wooden bridge in its own right is spectacular, leaving the coast just north of Victoria Cliff Resort and extending a good kilometre on stilts into the mangroves opposite. We assume the wood is teak and including the lengthy raised stretch through the mangroves it comes in at well over a kilometre — so next time someone tells you U-Bein is the world’s longest teak bridge tell them you’ve been to Palautonetone! The bridge is, surprisingly, open to motorised ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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