Grandfather Beach

About 30 minutes' walk north of Paradise Beach is this pretty beach. It sees more locals than its neighbour, and a number of restaurants are popping up, but for now there's nowhere to stay.

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1. Paradise Beach

3.38 MILES

Backed by thick jungle, this splendid white-sand beach curves around a natural bay that is fine for swimming. On weekdays, you are likely to have it to…

2. Teyzit

17.7 MILES

Teyzit is really two sweeps of white sand, separated by a headland. The western side of the beach curves seductively and is one of the prettiest beaches…

3. Shinmokhti Paya

24.56 MILES

Shinmokhti Paya dates back to 1438 and is one of four shrines in the country housing a Sinhalese buddha image supposedly incorporating pieces of the…

4. Shwethalyaung Daw Mu

26.85 MILES

Completed in 1931 and measuring 240ft long and 69ft high, Shwethalyaung Daw Mu is the largest reclining buddha in the country.

5. Si Pin Tharyar Zei

28.39 MILES

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

7. Division Development Committee

28.46 MILES

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.

8. Payagyi

28.85 MILES

The main Buddhist monastery in town, colloquially referred to as Payagyi (Big Pagoda), is an expansive glittering, Disneyland-like compound centred on…