Pataw Padet Kyun


Directly opposite Myeik's harbour, this island is named for its two prominent hills. There are no beaches on the island. Instead, a large, hollow reclining buddha, Atula Shwethalyaung, sits close to the boat landing. At 66m, it’s the third-longest reclining buddha in Myanmar, although it is actually hollow with an interior walkway lined with comic-strip-like stories of the Buddha’s past lives. There are two villages on the island and a couple of pagodas that offer decent views across to Myeik.

Boats can be chartered from the small jetty at the west end of Pyi Taw Thar St (return K5000, if you want the boatman to wait a while). Motorcycle-taxi drivers gather by the boat landing and will spin you around the island for K5000 return.

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Nearby Myeik attractions

1. Myeik Harbour

1.07 MILES

Myeik's big harbourfront is worth a stroll to watch stevedores loading and offloading cargo from ships and the fishing boats preparing to go to sea. At…

2. Sake Nyein Zei

1.16 MILES

Myeik's municipal market is a colourful collection of enclosed stalls covering an entire city block.

5. Bu Paya Zedi


One of Myeik's many hilltop temples with views over the harbour and town, Bu Paya Zedi also has an appealingly abandoned feel and an abundance of mouldy,…

6. Clock Tower

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Myeik's clock tower has gone digital, when the clock is working, and sits in the heart of town close to the market.

7. Theindawgyi Paya

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Myeik's most venerated Buddhist temple, Theindawgyi Paya sits on a ridge overlooking the city and harbour. A beautiful, Mon-style ordination hall of wood,…

8. Mosque


Mosque in the heart of Myeik's Muslim quarter.