Dawei - pristine and remote

Dawei is a city in south-eastern Myanmar and is the capital of the Tanintharyi Region, formerly known as the Tenasserim Division, about 614.3 km (381.7 mi) south of Yangon on the northern bank of the Dawei River. It has a population of approximately 150,000. It is a port at the head of the Dawei River estuary, 30 km (18.6 mi). from the Andaman Sea.



The Dawei region is a beautiful and authentic area. A city with old wooden houses, colonial buildings and a variety of handicraft places. About half an hour away you can eat fresh delicious mouthwatering seafood at Maung Magan beach. South on the Peninsula there are unexplored white sand beaches and fishing villages.
Located in the north of the Tanintharyi, Dawei is the gateway to Mergui Archipelago. Accessible by bus and flight from Yangon or by minivan from Thai border. Most tourists spend two or three days in the region. There are a variety of hotels and guesthouses located in the city and a few on the Peninsula. Motorbikes are popular to explore the pristine beaches. Taxis and tuk-tuk are alternate transportation modes.

If you want to go somewhere where no one else goes, and if you want to discover untouched beaches, then Dawei is for you.

Find out more about the Thanintharyi region here


  • A visit to the stunning beaches; especially in the south of the Peninsula where you will be overwhelmed by nature
  • Experience a sunset at one of the unexplored beaches
  • Rent a motorbike to cruise along the Peninsula
  • Discover the traditional handicraft, the goods are used by the locals
  • Visit the fish market at the beach of Tha Baw Seik. The fishing boats deliver their catch directly at the beach
  • The famous nine “Shin” pagodas located within a two hour radius
  • The numerous attractive waterfalls during the green season
  • Biking or walking tour in the city to see architectural variety


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