Kawthong is the southernmost trip of Myanmar, 2,000 km from the country's northernmost point near Putao and 800 km from Yangon itself. Kawthong retains the atmosphere of a fishing village.Kawthong is a busy fishing post, although most of the catch is ultimately sold in Ranong where it fetches a better price. It does a successful trade in raw rubber and cashew nuts, both of which are cultivated inland. The town always seems to be noisy, largely due to the constant roar of motorbikes, which are the main means of transport - both private and public. To go anywhere, you hop aboard one of the bikes as a pillion rider. There are few cars, mainly because of the lack of good roads.
Mwe-Daw or Relic Island
Mwe-Daw or Relic Islandit is home to two hilltop pagodas said to contain holy relics of the Buddha. Because of this, the island is visited constantly by a stream of devotees crossing over on a five-minutes boat ride from the mainland.
Third Mile Pagoda
Third Mile Pagoda , the main stupa is golded with an octagonal base containing eight inches each filled with a seated Buddha. On the highest level, the Buddha sits on a lotus flower, protected by the Naga or serpent god, which curls its head over that of the Buddha.
Andaman Club Resort
Andaman Club Resort, which occupies the 700 hectare Thahtay
Kyun, runs a well patronized casino and offers visitors
duty-free shopping with prices that give duty-free shops
elsewhere a run for their money. Located on a hilltop with
panoramic view of Kawthong, the resort is the only sign of
habitation on the rocky island. It has 205 rooms, each with a
view of the sea. Recreational facilities include a swimming
pool, gym, sauna, electronic games room and library. Its three
restaurants overlook Kawthong and its harbour.
Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago
comprises of some 800 islands scattered more or less
parallel to the coast of 480 km long Myeik Peninsula on the
Andaman Sea, Southwest of Myanmar. Myeik (formerly Mergui)
Archipelago is famous and well-known because of its crystal
blue water, untouched coral reef and uninhabited islands
clustered close to one another. Some are rocky and some are
forested which some have sandy beach. Hilly islands are of
limestone stretch-out for hundreds of meters forms caves and
enclosed lakes accessible at low tide through rock tunnels.
Sea swallow (swifts) build their nests higher which can be
very hard to reach, the agile collectors are clever enough
to get the nest with risk as bird’s nests are valuable for
human consumption. The nomadic salons or sea gypsies sail
from island to island, stopping off to repair their boats or