Pataw Padet Kyun

Island in Myeik

Located directly opposite Myeik's harbour, this island is named for its two prominent hills. There's no swimming on the island. Instead, it's a short walk from the boat landing to a large, hollow reclining buddha, Atula Shwethalyaung, which lies at the foot of rocky, jungle-covered Padet Hill to the south. At 66m it’s the third-longest reclining buddha in Myanmar – but with a twist: it’s a hollow cement form with an interior walkway lined with comic-strip-like stories of the Buddha’s past lives.

Boats can be chartered from the small jetty at the west end of Pyi Taw Thar St (return trip K3000 to K5000, depending on your bargaining skills).