Must-see attractions in Tanintharyi Region

  • Jar Lann (Lord Loughborough Island)

    This island is home to one of the largest villages in the Myeik Archipelago, with a mixed population of Bamar and Moken people. It also has one of the…

  • Nyaung Wee Kyun

    A seasonal home for the Moken, this island has beaches, clear water and wildlife, making it a popular stopover for boat tours. Nearby 115 Island sees a…

  • 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,…

  • Daung Kyun (Dome Island)

    The islands close to Myeik tend to be less spectacular than the ones grouped near Kawthoung. Dome Island is the exception, with fine white-sand beaches…

  • High Rock

    From the surface it's little more than a tree-topped limestone outcropping, but High Rock is home to an abundance of marine life, including at least five…

  • Bo Cho Kyun (Eyles Island)

    This island is a spiritual home of the Moken, who call it Pu Nala. The island is designated as a Moken resettlement zone, and there is a permanent Moken…

  • Rocky 1

    A rocky outcrop, approximately 10m above water, drawing lots of sea life and home to one of the Myeik Archipelago's largest anemone fields.

  • Anandar Paya

    Towering over Kawthoung is this hilltop temple with great views of the city.

  • Cape Bayint Naung

    At the southern end of the harbour lies this modest park, named for King Bayinnaung, a Burmese monarch who invaded Thailand several times between 1548 and…

  • Thahtay Kyun

    Opposite Kawthoung, this beach-free private island, known in Moken as Pulau Ru, is home to Andaman Club. The resort offers trips to beaches on Zadetgale…

  • Myeik Harbour

    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…

  • 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,…

  • Kanmaw Kyun (Kisseraing Island)

    One of the larger islands (158 sq miles) in the Myeik Archipelago and home to Bamar, Karen and Moken villages, as well as big rubber plantations.

  • Sake Nyein Zei

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

  • Si Pin Tharyar Zei

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

  • Clock Tower

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

  • Mosque

    Mosque in the heart of Myeik's Muslim quarter.