It is the place of a long and proud nautical history and colonial era buildings in Southeast Asia.
The gorgeous and remote Myeik archipelago lies in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of southern Myanmar. Mergui Archipelago comprises over 800 beautiful islands. The surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora and fauna, very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life. The crystal clear water of the outer Mergui Archipelago is perfect for pearl farming. At present, it remains largely undiscovered by tourists.
The islands of the Myeik are popular places to dive, snorkel and enjoy the crystal clear water off the coast. On land, there are a number of lakes and lagoons, teeming with an abundance of wildlife.
Several religious buildings, stupas and sculptures can be seen on PatawPadet Island. Theindawgyi Pagoda is the biggest and most popular Pagoda in town. It offers terrific views over the Northern Island and consists of a very small museum. Tourist can enjoy the cheap, high quality fresh seafood available from local restaurant and market.
Places of Interests in Myeik
- Birds’ Nest Cave
- Pearl Farming
- Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda
- LegyunSimee Pagoda
- Salon Village ( Sea Gypsy village)
- Myanmar Andaman Resort
Birds’ Nest Cave
There are cliffs and marble lagoons around Myeik Archipelago. Precious nests of swift birds dwell around these cliffs and marble lagoons. These birds are a very important national icon and a beautiful sight to see.
This area is renowned for its uniquely beautiful pearls. Natural pearl harvesting has been prominent in this region since 1891. In 1995, pearl cultivation was introduced and is widely produced by local and foreign companies. The Myeik region produces some of the finest quality and highest valued pearls in the world.
Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda
At the top of the hill overlooking the harbour is the Pyi Taw Aye Pagoda, unlike many other Myanmar Temples, you can walk inside and under the main stupa. It was originally built in 1949 to a height of only 16.5 ft (5 m), and later raised to its current structure of 70ft (21m).
LegyunSimee Pagodawas built atop the mountain in Myeik,TanintharyiRegion , enshrining three Buddha relics accompanying gold , silver and bronze replicas, in structure 18 cubits wide and 32 cubits high , in Sakarit 1093.
Salon Village ( Sea Gypsy village)
The Salon people also known as Moken who live in the sea around the Myeik Archipelago. These Salon people, called Sea Gypsies, spend their whole life on small boats , by diving for pearls and looking for such sea products. They come to land only for shelter from Cyclones and high seas during the monsoon season.
Myanmar Andaman Resort
Myanmar Andaman Resort is located on Fork (Macleod) island in MyeikArchipelago , Southern part of Myanmar. Myanmar Andaman resort is designed to meet the requirements of those who love to enjoy sun, sea, sand and nature on the beach/ island and as well as to take part in activities of Marine Eco Tourism.