Taninthayi Division is situated at the southernmost tip of Myanmar, facing the Andaman Sea. More than 800 islands called Myeik Archipelago are in the division. The whole of its long eastern border is shared by Thailand. Forests of rubber and evergreen trees lie as far as the eye can see. Dawei is the capital of Taninthayi Division. Visitors can go on a tour of islands with scuba diving in Myeik Archipelago. Pearl Island is the source of quality pearls and fishing is a major business along the coast and on islands. Myeik is a city of romance with scenic seascapes. KawThoung and Bayint Naung Cape are at the farthest tip in Myanmar's southern border. Island tours around ThaHtayKyun are also available. Regular air services are provided between Yangon and Dawei, and Myeik and KawThoung. To get to Myeik by land, travelers have to go to Mawlamyaing by train or by car. Myeik can be reached by car from Mawlamyaing after passing through Dawei. The Myanmar Five Star Line provides coastal steamer service.
Maung Magan Beach
It is a virgin beach with white sand and blue sea, located near Dawei at Tanintharyi Division.
Formerly called Victoria Point, Kawthaung is the southernmost town of Myanmar. Ranong is the border town in Thailand. Visitors can take 20 minute boat trips to Kawthaung for sightseeing and shopping. There are regular flights from Yangon to Kawthaung and Five Star Shipping Line operates Cruise vessel 'M.V. Than Lwin' to Kawthaung.
There are more than 800 islands at Andaman Sea in Mergui Archipelago between KawThoung and Myeik (Mergui) where you can make Scuba Diving and Eco-Tourism at Lampi Island is about 50 km and the average width about 11m; with the land surface area around 205 km2. The distance to Lampi Island by sea from Myeik is 145 km and from Kawthaung, about 95 km. Lumpi Marine Park has great potential for both marine and land based eco-tourism.
Mergui Archipelago Photo Gallery
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