Kawthaung

  • Location: In the southernmost part of Myanmar
  • Name variant: Kawthoung
  • Area: 9,182.8 square km (Kawthoung District)
  • Habitants: Bamar, Thai, Shan, Karen, Mon, Burmese Chinese
  • Religions: Theravada Buddhism, Islam
  • Main attraction: Andaman Resort on Kayin Kwa Island

Kawthaung is the southernmost town of Myanmar which is opposite Ranong Thailand and an interesting destination. The city is well known as the former Victoria Point and reflects the old colonial charm set up by the English. At 1859, a local Chinese and Thais group is settled at Maliwan to the north of Kawthaung, a place with numerous lakes and flower trees called Maliwan in Thai Language.

At 1859, a local Chinese and Thais group is settled at Maliwan to the north of Kawthaung, a place with numerous lakes and flower trees called Maliwan in Thai Language. And at 1865, an Arab-Malay group led by Nayuda Ahmed, traveling and collecting sea products around Mergui Archipelago start to form a base and village at bay of Victoria Point. In 1872 the third mayor of Mergui District, Sir Ashly Din (1870–1875) assigned the first police officer to be stationed at Maliwan, a village 24 miles north of current Victoria Point. In 1891, the local government offices were moved from Maliwan to Kawthaung because Maliwan is located on the bank of a small shallow river, Maliwan Creek, unsuitable for large ships to enter and waiting tide water.

Kawthaung gives you an idea of the life Joseph Conrad and Maurice Collis. You can find his book about this area during colonial times here.  This place is separated from Thailand by the Pak Chan River on the east, and dwarfed by the Andaman Sea to the west. Unsurprisingly, it is a township whose history, economy and character have been shaped by its proximity to the sea.

The favorite for tourists and fortune risk-taking people is Andaman Club Resort Hotel located on Thahtay Kyun Island about half an hour trip by boat from Kawthaung or Ranong. The club is famous for casino gambling, the only one international gambling places of Myanmar on the Andaman side. Not far from the town, there are Kayin Kwa and other such as Myauk Ni and Salone Islands, a part of Mergui Archipelago, they are good places for diving, and other sea activities since the place can be regard as still virgin since not much disturbed by outside environments. Nearby Kawthung has a small water fall and hot spring at Maliwun Village 24 miles north from the town.

In addition, Kawthaung is the home to the Barma, Thai and other ethnic minorities like Shan and Karen, and so on. Therefore, this place is also a great stop for visitors those want to experience the culture and customs of the locals.

Last but not least, these 800-plus islands are a last-of-their-kind paradise, hosting an amazing variety of flora and fauna. They were only opened to tourists in 1997 and are still considered virgin territory. Their abundance of marine life attracts seasoned divers and passing tourists alike.

If you are on your way and are looking for a place to stay in Myanmar, be sure to check Kawthaung out.

Kawthaung Tours

  •  Visit Sule Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Temple, and Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
  •   Discover impressive 115 Island and have wonderful sightseeing.
  •   Explore marine life in the islands on the way.
  •   Visit Bogyoke market - with many luxury goods suitable for shopping.
Experiences :
  •  Explore Yangon through some famous pagodas in this city.
  •   Take a boat and reach to 4 islands, have sightseeing and experience with many special things on the way.
  •   Watch wild monkeys on the beach, in Say Tan Island.
Experiences :
  •  Experiencing beautiful, untouched and attractive natural settings, diverse fauna and flora
  •   Exploring the life and tradition of the only inhabitant there - Salone people
  •   Participating in healthy and exciting water sport activities such as sea kayaking, island trekking, and water skiing
  •   Cruising gracefully among over 800 pristine islands of Myeik Archipelago
Experiences :
  •  Present before many exciting attractions such as monastery, plantations, villages, market, etc
  •   Witness the most gorgeous sunset over the poetic sky
  •   Having great time of cruising on the river
  •   Enjoy the most meaningful trip
Experiences :
  •  Present before many exciting attractions such as monastery, plantations, villages, market, etc in the South of Myanmar
  •   Witness the most gorgeous sunset over the poetic sky
  •   Having great time of cruising on the river
  •   Enjoy the most meaningful trip
Experiences :
  •  Explore Dawei, Myeik and Kawthaung in its many places
  •   Understand clearly about the industries of local people there
  •   Enjoy the most phenomenal sunset on the hill's top
  •   Have a meaningful trip
Experiences :

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