Photo: Marcus Island.

Things to see and do



Exploring the Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago stretches from just short of Dawei all the way south to Kawthaung for more than 400 kilometres, with the most westerly isles lie more than 100 kilometres from the mainland. This spectacular part of the Andaman Sea, comprised of some 800 islands, holds without doubt Southeast Asia’s largest untapped potential for beach and island exploration, though for now exploring by ... Read more about Exploring the Mergui Archipelago .

Myeik walking tour

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 ... Read more about Myeik walking tour .

Theindawgyi Pagoda

Kipling would have felt at home here at Theindawgyi Pagoda, found pretty much smack bang in the middle of town, dominating the market and clock tower area. This is the most popular pagoda in town for locals and the handful of tourists alike, though while the former come to make offerings and prayers, the picturesque view is the principal draw for overseas visitors. The huge gold chedi is the ... Read more about Theindawgyi Pagoda .

Tanintharyi and other day trips

The ancient town of Tanintharyi lies on the south bank of the river of the same name and sees virtually no foreign visitors -- so be prepared to greet everyone and star in the selfies of less timid locals. The road south from Myeik follows the river, providing picturesque views before crossing a bridge to where Tanintharyi is found on a hill slope on the far bank. It’s a bustling little ... Read more about Tanintharyi and other day trips .





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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Myeik? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Burma_myanmar.


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