Mergui

  • Location: in the southernmost part Myanmar
  • Population: 226,174 (2013 statistics)
  • Area: 20,157.9 square km (Myeik District)
  • Name variant: Mergui
  • A gateway to the Mergui Archipelago’s 800 offshore islands with well preserved natural beauty

One of the least known parts but very beautiful area of Myanmar is Mergui Archipelago, which is previously named Mergui Archipelago. Myeik once belonged to the Thais and was the principal seaport for the Thai Ayuthaya Kingdom, just across the mountains. It was called Mergui during the olden days and the name Mergui was given by the British to the southernmost part of Myanmar.

In the 18th century the area was of major importance for trade between Eastern and Western civilizations, with the port of Mergui a significant access point bridging the Andaman and South China seas. The archipelago fell into obscurity after World War II and the changes that took place in Myanmar, known as Burma until 1989. It has had very little human interaction for more than 50 years. These islands were once used as the place for banishing political prisoners. Therefore, in that past, it was required to have a sort of “government minder” on boat. Permission was finally granted in 1997 and a few boats began to run trips to these largely unexplored islands and reefs.

Mergui comprises over 800 attractive islands. There was a small indigenous population of sea gypsies but in general most of the islands composing the archipelago are uninhabited. In addition, you will be hard pressed to see another foreigner there during the entire length of your trip. Such feature of free tourists gives people who travel there the complete privacy and relaxation for the holiday.

 Once coming to Mergui, you will never forget the unspoiled terrestrial scenery of this place. Dense brush and rainforest cover most areas above the high-tide line, while vast stretches of mangroves and magnificent white-sand beaches are interspersed with rocky headlands, tidal creeks and a few freshwater rivers. Not only has the overview but also underwater offered a splendid beauty with scenic reefs, fascinating topography and prolific fish and invertebrate life. One of the main attractions for divers is the strong possibility of seeing big animals, especially sharks and rays. More dependable, however, is the tremendous variety of smaller fish and reef creatures, including many unusual species There are very few places in the world that are this beautiful, this pristine, and so free of tourists.

Especially, if you visit this place in February, you will have chance to experience Salone Festival, which is aimed to promote the salone people way of life and of Mergui Archipelago a tourist destination, as well as to operate marine eco-tourism around the islands in  Archipelago.

Mergui 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 :
  •  Enjoy great flight to attractive places in Myeik and Dawei
  •   Explore Burmese culture through its holy place like pagoda, museum and rural areas among villages
  •   Experience the stunning sunset in a very romantic sky
  •   Have a 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 :
  •  Enjoy the biggest fishing villages and towns
  •   Witness the pearl industry, wooden architecture and local family business, all in person
  •   Experience extraordinary landscapes and visit wonderful villages
  •   Put steps in Paya Gyi museum and Shwe Taung Sar pagoda
  •   Take a look at cashew nut factory, traditional medicine, fish cracker
  •   Have great time on Maung Ma Gan beach and view unforgettable sunset
Experiences :
  •  Visit favorite biggest fishing town in Myanmar, ice factory, pearl industry, colonial architecture, wooden boat wharf and dried-fish market.
  •   Do not miss the chance to tour around the Archipelago, the dense mangrove and a wide range of pieces.
  •   Drop by local places to see how life goes on.
  •   Have a great time and new experiences in Myeik
Experiences :
  •  Present before many exciting attractions such as monastery, plantations, villages, market, etc
  •   Witness the most gorgeous sunset over the poetic sky
  •   Put steps on charming beach
  •   Sail away all along the Than Lwin River
Experiences :

Attractions In Mergui

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Muslim quarter
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