Dawei attractions

Beach in Dawei


Dawei's most accessible beach, Maungmagan is a wide, sandy strip spanning approximately 7 miles along a pretty bay. On weekdays, and outside holiday periods, you’re likely to have it to yourself, save for the occasi…
Buddhist Temple in Dawei


The main Buddhist monastery in town, colloquially referred to as Payagyi (Big Pagoda), is an expansive glittering, Disneyland-like compound centred on Shwe Taung Za Paya, an immense gilded stupa.A sculpture of Dhara…
Beach in Dawei


One of the nicest beaches in the area and almost always empty, Nabule is a wide strip of sand fringed by swaying palm trees and with a small golden pagoda at the north end of the beach. There's a simple restaurant c…
Beach in Dawei


Teyzit is perhaps the prettiest beach in the Dawei area: a lovely white-sand strip and good for swimming too. The beach is 25 miles south of Dawei. There's a small fishing village close to the beach, where you can f…
Notable Building in Dawei

Division Development Committee

This pale-green, colonial-era building could almost be a church. It's not open to the public, but you can take photos from the garden in front of it.
Buddhist Temple in Dawei

Shwethalyaung Daw Mu & Shinmokhti Paya

Completed in 1931 and measuring 240ft long and 69ft high, Shwethalyaung Daw Mu is the largest reclining Buddha in the country. A couple of miles up the road is Shinmokhti Paya, dating back to 1438 and one of four sh…
Notable Building in Dawei

Office of Tanintharyi Division

Dating to 1928, this imposing off-white building is still home to some Tanintharyi government offices.
Market in Dawei

Si Pin Tharyar Zei

Dawei's main market has the usual selection of produce, clothes and household goods.