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Introducing Southeastern Myanmar

In addition to being largely unexplored, far off the beaten track and tragically neglected (do you get the picture?), the pleasures of southern Myanmar exist on a variety of other levels.

The caves around sleepy Hpa-an will escort visitors to unparalleled depths and darkness, while the ascent to the sacred golden boulder at Mt Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock) might have you believing that you’ve gone to heaven. And somewhere in between are the history-soaked coastal cities of Mawlamyine and Myeik. Yet perhaps the region's, if not the country's, most dramatic intersection of water, land and sky is the Myeik Archipelago, home to some of the most gorgeous – and untouched – coastline in Southeast Asia.

And did we mention that you'll probably be the only one there?