In Myanmar Tanintharyi Myeik (Mergui), Theindawgyi paya sits on a ridge overlooking the city and harbour. A tall gilded Myanmar stupa stands on a broad platform with excellent views of the city below and islands in the distance.
Pataw Padet Island is just five minute Myanmar boat ride from the harbour Myeik (Mergui), is named after two prominent hills at either end of the island, several religious buildings, stupas and sculptures have been constructed on the island.
Atula Shwethalyaung A large hollow, reclining 66 m long Myanmar Buddha lies at the foot of rocky, jungle covered Padet hill to the south. Unusually, it's hollow cement from with an interior walkway lined with comic strip like Jataka (Stories of the Buddha's past lives) scenes as yet unfinished in Myanmar.
Harbourtfront The harbourfront is worth a stroll to watch stevedores loading and offloading cargo from ships big and small. It is interesting places to see in Myeik (Mergui) Myanmar.
Muslim Quarter Not far from Theindawgyi paya there's a Muslim quarter with two mosques and lots of Myanmar teashops. There are seven other Myanmar muslin mosques in the city.
Sibinthaya Zei (municipal market)
Near the harbour, this market is a very large and colorful collection of enclosed stalls covering a city block. It is the main Myanmar Market in Myeik (Mergui).
How to get there
Air In Myeik, the representative has an office near Sibinthaya Zei. Myanmar airways flies from Yangon to Myeik daily for US$ 100 (one hour and 10 minutes) there are three Myanmar flights a week between Mawlamyine and Myeik, Myeik and kawthoung that cost US$ 70 for each leg. The Myanmar airflight office is next door to Sakura food and Drinks.
Boat Both "Fortune Express" and "HiFi Express" have trips at 11 am daily to Dawei and at 8 am daily to Kawthoung in Myanmar. MFSL sails, on average, twice a month between Yangon, Dawei, Myeik and Kawthoung, but travel is very slow and tickets hard to get.
Bus Pick-ups There are daily Myanmar Burma local buses and pick-ups from Dawei but it's highly unlikely foreigners will be permitted to travel by bus to Myeik, foreigners are similarly prohibited from traveling by road south to Kawthoung in Myanmar.
Kawthoung (Border town Myanmar) is best known for producing some of the Myanmar country's outstanding Myanmar kick boxers. Most Kawthoung residents are bilingual in Thai and Burmese. As they live closely with Thailand and work there. Many residents born and raised in Kawthoung, especially members of the large Muslim community, also speak Pashu, a dialect that mixes the Thai, Malay and Burmese languages.
Pyi Taw Aye Paya At the top of hill overlooking the harbour, unlike many other Myanmar temples, you can walk inside and under the main stupa originally built in 1949 to a height of only 5 m. it was later raised to its current stature of 21 m. There are eight meditation niches that represent the eight days of the Buddhist week, and 14 Buddha images representing the styles seen in other Asian countries. A banyan tree brought from Sri Lanka provides the only shade.
Mergui(Myeik) Archeipelago Myanmar is far beyond the Value of the Myanmar local product rubber, marine products or swiftlets nests is the Myeik archipeloago's huge, almost completely untapped potential in the beach going and ecotourism market in Myanmar. Myanmar locals say there are over 4000 islands in the archipelago, though British surveyors recognized only 804. Most are uninhabited, though a few are home to sea gypsies (salon people), a nomadic sea faring people who sail from island to island, stopping off to repair their boats or fishing nets. Known as Salon (sea gypsies) to the Burmese, chaonaam to the Thais, and orang laut or orang basin to the Malay and Moken or Maw ken (sea drowned) among themselves, this may have been the first Myanmar ethnic group to have lived in Mergui (Myeik). With stones tied to their waists as ballast, Moken divers can reportedly descend to a depth of 60 m while breathing through and air hose held above the water's surface. There's an ongoing dolphin research program in the islands, though tourists aren't allowed to visit all the islands in Mergui. Myanmar government is building a bridge between Palau Ton Ton Island and the mainland in Myanmar Myeik Archipelogo. During low tide it's possible to swim or kayak into an enormous cave on Kyet Mauk Island where you can see reef fish and snakes. On lon Khuet Island, over 80 people live farming birds neasts from inside a huge cavern, a hole in the top of the cave lets in some sunlight, making for a breathtaking scene. A sea gypsy festival is held during the second week of February at Ma kyon Galet village on a small island near Lampi Island. There is no regular Myanmar transport to any of there islands, except to the closest ones. A Myanmar boat charters an expensive if you are traveling alone.
Lampi Kyun ( Island ) In Myanmar Tanintharyi Division, Lampi Kyun (island) is further offshore and one of the largest and least disturbed island habitats in Southeast Asia has been designated as a national park. Extending about 90km long and 8 km wide, this rugged landmass features a forested, mountainous interior and two year round rivers that flow into the sea from the island's western shore. Wildlife on the island includes white bellied sea eagles, brahminy kites, parakeets, hornbills, gibbons, crab eating macaques, flying lemurs, civets, tigers, leopard cats, boar, barking deer, sea otters, crocodiles and fruit bats. Some naturalists speculate that the interior of Lampi Island might harbour hither to undiscovered animal species, or species thought to be extinct elsewhere in Southeast Asia, such as a Sumatran rhinoceros or kouprey. A few Puket based Myanmar tour companies operate hiking and river excursions on Lampi Island corporate with Myanmar Tourism in Burma.