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KawThaung, in the Tanintharyi Region, Burma


Kawthaung also named Victoria Point by the British is Myanmar’s southernmost town in the Tanintharyi Region. Tanintharyi is not only mountainous but also surrounded by many beautiful natures. Among them, Kawthaung is the best place for the tourist to see the attractive hilltop pagodas and to enjoy nature. You can also visit Ba Yint Naung point which is the last point of Myanmar. Kawthaung islands attract more foreign visitors such as Kyat Mauk Island, 115 miles island and Nyaung Oo Phee island famous for diving and adventure trips. Victoria Point takes its name from that of the town during colonial times. Kawthaung main business is Trade with Thailand,  Fishing, Rubber, Palm oil, Coconut, Betelnut and also Cashews. Kawthaung is a culturally diverse town, with Indian, Muslim and Chinese influences amongst the majority Burma and Thai population. It is one of the entry ports into Myanmar and is only separated from Thailand by a broad estuary in the Pakchan River. 

Pyi Daw Aye pagoda 

Kawthaung is home to hilltop pagodas offering good views of the sea and surrounding area. The most famous one in the downtown area is Pyi Daw Aye pagoda. Pyi Daw Aye is a good spot for taking in the sunset and offers some great views across the river. 

Nyaung Oo Phee

Kawthaung, there are boat trips available where you can do snorkelling and diving. You also can take a boat trip to the island of Nyaung Oo Phee to enjoy some lunch and snorkelling. Nyaung Oo Phee island will amaze you with the new underwater world you never experienced before. Nyaung Oo Phee island is famous for diving and adventure trips. It’s attracting more and more foreign visitors each year. It is covered by virgin safari and white sandy beach. The island is 2 hours away by boat from Kawthaung. It is the best place to discover wildlife and sea species and untouched beauty of colourful coral reefs by snorkelling, kayaking, hiking, and even diving. Kawthaung holds an attraction in its own special way because there is a wide range of interests places there.

Palane Tone Tone island 

Another place to explore is Palane Tone Tone island, five kilometres to the north of Kawthaung and attached to the mainland by an impressively long wooden bridge. You will find a pleasant sandy beach, lined with a number of simple seafood restaurants and beverage stations.

Maliwan Waterfall

Maliwun Waterfall is a beautiful and lovely waterfall located in Kawthaung, Southern region of Myanmar. Maliwun waterfall is a great place to relax. There is a beer station at the main falls that offers a range of simple Asian food.

Kawthaung is home to the beautiful sea sceneries. The little town is delightful, with rambling narrow streets lined with old houses trickling down. The Kraburi or Kyan River has been used as a shortcut for travellers and merchandise between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand for millennia. During British times teak was an important resource. Today’s main products are rubber, palm oil, and seafood.