Myeik walking tour

Myeik walking tour

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Myeik is easy to explore on foot. Here’s an easy itinerary to follow to take in a few tea shops, some architectural highlights and Mingalar Lake. Depending upon stops, allow a half-day to amble at an easy pace.

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Looking towards the lake from Baho Road Photo by: Mark Ord.
Looking towards the lake from Baho Road Photo: Mark Ord

You will pop out by picturesque Mingalar Lake. Filled with water hyacinths and lotuses, and bordered by a couple of pagodas, you’ll find a well placed tea and juice shop at the northeast corner of the lake. The southwest corner meets Phayar Gyi Road, beyond which are a series of streets running parallel to Strand Road. Plenty of old architecture lies along these largely well preserved roads. Another good stop-off is the YYA Cafe and Bakery on Gone Yone Road. (Don’t expect too much from the local-style bakery but coffee and juices are okay.)

Heading down any of these streets will bring you out on Naryi Sin Road, with the clock tower on your left and the main municipal market of Myint Nge ahead of you. The market’s lively and has very friendly vendors and customers — be prepared to say hello a lot, explain where you’re from and of course pose for lots of photos. From the market, cut down to the waterfront and take in a section of Strand Road with its views of the non-stop harbour action. There are more simple tea shops and curry houses around here, especially by Seik Nge jetty, the town’s ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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