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HISTORY OF Tanintharyi

Also called “Sea – gypsy” or “Men of the Sea”.

Tanintharyi Region is covering the long narrow southern part of the country on the Kra Isthmus. It borders the Andaman Sea to the west and the Tenasserim Hills, beyond which lies Thailand, to the east. To the north is the Mon State. There are many islands off the coast, the large Mergui Archipelago in the southern and central coastal areas and the smaller Moscos Islands off the northern shores. The capital of the division is Dawei (Tavoy). Other important cities are Myeik (Mergui) and Kawthaung.


Myeik Archipelago

Destination Climate

Mild hot, wet State.

Region Borders

Andaman Sea, Thailand, Mon State

Region Size

43,344.9 sq km/ 16,735.6 sq mi

Region Capital

Dawei (Tavoy)

Region Population

1.408 Million (2014)

Destination Lineage

Dawei, Bamar, Rakhine, Mon, Shan, Burmese-Thai, Kayin, Salone, Malay

Destination Languages

Myanmar Language but with a strong dialect. Burmese, Dawei and Thai

Destination Religions

Buddhism , Islam