Being in the Southeastern part of Myanmar, Dawei is the capital of Tanintharyi Division. After 2013, the area has been opened for tourism. It is now still an unexplored land with the very authentic and rewarding experiences for travelers.
The sleepy tropical town with a numerous beautiful beaches was named Tavoy under the British time. It has the rich history in trading and features some interesting colonial architecture. Visitors will find here the wooden, thatch-roofed bungalows and some brick and stucco mansions…
Things to do in Dawei
Only 12 kilometers west from the central of Dawei is the delightful beach. The hills rise straight up from the shoreline, the peaceful fishing village with the small simple boat in the southern area… Along the beach, you find the small stalls serving fresh seafood and also the beer station. They are the places for your relaxing and enjoyable time. Or you are also suggested to visit fishing market early in the morning to explore the local life with the friendly people.
The beach is 18 km north from the Dawei Peninsula, the beach seems beautiful with the endless and clean, white sand. At the north end of the beach is a hillside pagoda with a small restaurant nearby, which offers great views of the surroundings.
Dawei River Boat Tour
The 2-hour boat in sunset will give you another view of Dawei. The traditional Burmese long-tail boat will get you along the river, where you explore the variety of wildlife including stalks, white herons, and kingfishers.
Historic Buildings and Paya Ge Art works
Located around Paya Gee, the area has lots of beautiful private wooden houses and monasteries. The constructions were built in a blend of Burmese and European architecture from the early 20th century.