Myeik; Islands & Nature
Myeik is the main departure point for Island hopping in Tanintharyi and your starting point for snorkeling and diving trips into the Mergui Archipelago.
Myeik an idyllic town in the south of Myanmar is known as the gateway to the Mergui Archipelago, a group of tropical islands located in front of the coast of Tanintharyi in the Andaman Sea.
The trade town of Myeik has been under British rule during 1826 to 1948 of which you can still see traces of in this former colonial town. Myeik has lot of colonial buildings, low rise houses with tin roofs, pagodas, monasteries, narrow streets, tea shops, indoor and outdoor markets, pearl shops.
Highlights are watching the fishermen bringing their fish on shore and enjoy the view over the city from the the Theindawgyi Pagoda.
Shore of Myeik in Tanintharyi, Myanmar - Photo by - p.m.workout.official_ who loves the seafood in Myeik
When you are in Myeik, look out for pearls and try the edible bird's nests and the local dried fish and prawns and ngapi (shrimp paste).
The Myeik Archipelago is open to visitors since 2006 and one of Asia’s best-kept beach & island hopping vacation secrets. The British surveyors have discovered 800 more islands, but the locals insist that there are more hidden ones.
It comprises more than 800 pristine islands of varying sizes. These untouched islands are renowned for their pristine white-sand beaches and diverse marine life. Myeik City, located in the far south of the region is a must-see. Apart from being a gorgeous and remote island, Myeik also has a host of amazing colonial-era buildings, and boasts a 500-year long nautical history. The clear water is also perfect for pearl cultivation. For nature lovers, Myeik is heaven on earth. The unparallel diversity of flora and fauna coupled with breathtaking underwater scenes and marine life make it an unforgettable holiday destination. Apart from the sea, Myeik has a number of lakes, lagoons and abundant wildlife - all typically undiscovered by travellers. It’s time to discover the Myeik Archipelago yourself.
How To Get To Myeik:
By Air to Myeik:
Airlines flying from Yangon to Myeik include Myanmar Airways International,Air KBZ,Myanmar National Airlines.( Flight Time:1:35hr ).
Airlines flying from Dawei to Myeik ( 45 min ).
By Bus or Car to Myeik:
From Yangon by bus or by car( 18hr )
From Dawei by bus or by car ( 6hr )
From Kawthaung by bus or by car ( 7hr 20min ) .