Tanintharyi Region

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 in the area. Depending on the tide, you may have to wade to the eastern end of the beach. A fishing village with basic shops sits close to the beach, but there's no accommodation or restaurants.

Teyzit is 25 miles south of Dawei along a reasonable, but steep and winding road. It sees few visitors, although that is likely to change with an upmarket hotel under construction at research time.

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1. Shinmokhti Paya

12.06 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…

2. Si Pin Tharyar Zei

13.44 MILES

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

4. Division Development Committee

13.57 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.

5. Shwethalyaung Daw Mu

13.76 MILES

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

6. Payagyi

13.94 MILES

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

7. Maungmagan

15.74 MILES

Dawei's most accessible beach, Maungmagan is a wide, sandy strip spanning approximately 7 miles along a pretty bay. On weekdays, and outside holiday…

8. Grandfather Beach

17.7 MILES

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,…