Ogre Island is just a short ferry ride from Mawlamyine – it’s a fascinating local excursion, where it’s as much about the journey as the destination.
The rich colonial history of Mawlamyine inspired Kipling & Orwell a century ago but even though it’s best days are behind it, this gritty seaside town continues to charm.
16 hours. 369km. 2000 kyat ($1.70) – Traveling by train in Myanmar certainly isn’t fast but it’s cheap! Find out why it’s also the most fascinating way to travel around the country!
One of the best trips from Dawei is to Maungmagan – walk along the black beach, play with kids at a fishing village & soak in some thermal hot springs. Let’s go!
Enjoy the pleasant tropical atmosphere in the dusty Wild West streets of Dawei, before cooling off at the black beaches of Maungmagan nearby!
If the speedboat to Myeik isn’t running, you’ll have to fly out of Kawthaung airport – find out the procedures & quirks of flying with Myanmar Airways to Dawei!
Like Ranong across the border in Thailand, Kawthaung has a charm of its own – check out its ramshackle mix of architecture and housing & see why it’s not a bad place to linger around.
Myanmar hotels are not known for being great value for money, but they are in the South – find out the Top 4 budget hotels in Kawthaung!
These days it’s fast & simple to cross the border from Thailand to Myanmar – find out how to take the boat from Ranong to the Kawthaung Border.
Most people only spend 1 night in Medan before flying out the next day – and that’s exactly what we did!