Top things to do in Tanintharyi Region

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Myeik

Theindawgyi Paya

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, brick and stucco contains an impressive painted and carved c…
Top Choice Burmese in Myeik

Shwe Mon

This Bamar restaurant serves what is one of the richest, tastiest chicken curries we've come across yet, as well as a yummy prawn curry. Be sure to order one of the vegetable side dishes that change daily.
Island in Myeik Archipelago

Three Islets

Home to three notable diving sites: Shark Cave, an underwater canyon with sharks and rich coral; In Through The Out Door, an underwater passage with several species of coral; and OK Rock, supposedly a good destinati…
Island in Myeik Archipelago

Lampi Kyun (Sullivan's Island)

Home to Lampi Island Marine National Park, the only marine park in Myanmar, and thought to be one of the least disturbed island habitats in Southeast Asia. There are Bamar and Moken villages here, and at the time of…
Island in Myeik Archipelago

Black Rock

One of the Myeik Archipelago's premier diving sites. This rocky, remote outpost is home to clear water and rich sea life, including manta rays (typically around March).
Island in Myeik Archipelago

Western Rocky

An underwater cave that has been known to draw sharks makes this arguably the Myeik Archipelago's finest dive site.
Island in Myeik

Kadan Island

If you want to see an island of the Myeik Archipelago without taking an expensive yacht tour, catch the ferry from Sake Nge Jetty to Kadan Island, 45 minutes away from Myeik. Don't expect to find any beaches: Kadan …
Island in Myeik

Pataw Padet Kyun

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, A…
Beach in Dawei


Dawei's most accessible beach, Maungmagan is a wide, sandy strip spanning approximately 7 miles along a pretty bay. On weekdays, and outside holiday periods, you’re likely to have it to yourself, save for the occasi…
Buddhist Temple in Dawei


The main Buddhist monastery in town, colloquially referred to as Payagyi (Big Pagoda), is an expansive glittering, Disneyland-like compound centred on Shwe Taung Za Paya, an immense gilded stupa.A sculpture of Dhara…