Shopping and souvenirs
The sellers are generally enthusiastic with a good sense of humour and happy to see tourists.
Dawei has two big markets: Pyan Kya Market (the strand market) on the banks of the Dawei River and Si Pin Thar Yar Market (the Municipal market), which is located on Arzarni road. These are big, fresh markets, where one can get various kind of local food, snacks, products, clothing, etc. The sellers are generally enthusiastic with a good sense of humour and happy to see tourists. However, one should be considerate not spend too much time in front of the market stalls observing and taking photos, as this can block ‘real’ customers coming to buy their fresh produce for home, local restaurants, etc.
There are also plenty of shops in the downtown area where visitors can pick up interesting local souvenirs, including different kinds of dry seafood, fish crackers, traditional snack and dress, etc.