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Dawei (Tavoy) is the capital of Tanintharyi Division, in Southeastern Myanmar.

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By plane[edit]

Air KBZ has daily flights during tourist high season (beginning October to end of April) which fly from Yangon to Kawthoung (and return) stopping in Dawei and Myeik.

By train[edit]

There is one daily train from Yangon to Dawei via Mawlamyine and Ye, which takes just over 24 hours. It departs Yangon at 18:25, departs Mawlamyine at 04:30, departs Ye (where you change to a different train) at 10:25 and arrives in Dawei at 19:00 (at least according to the schedule - delays are common).

By boat[edit]

Ferries to Myeik and Kawthoung leave from about 35km (21 miles or about one hour's drive) south of Dawei at around 04:00. You will need to be at the jetty by 03:00 as they will leave early if possible. It takes around 4 hours to Myeik (USD25-30) and about 10 hours to Kawthoung. The coastal ferry does not operate during the rainy season.

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Please dress modestly (cover shoulders, knees etc) in temples and pagodas

  • Shin Motehti Pagoda, a few miles south of town.
  • Shin Datweh Pagoda, in the north.
  • Shin Maw Pagoda, on the Dawei promontory.
  • Lawka Tharaphu Pagoda. Houses a 75-metre long reclining Buddha image.
  • Maung Ma kan Beach, (12 miles from Dawei City, about MYK3500 by motorbike taxi), [1]. (,simple beach with very good seafood, as of 2014 it also has accommodation. very popular with locals at the weekend but quiet during the week) edit

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  • Longyi (a sarong) is a famous local product.
  • Cashew nuts and betel nuts are grown for export as well as a variety of tropical fruits including durian ("the King of Fruits").
  • Zin thi (in local language) is only found in Dawei and surrounding areas. It is sweet and slightly sour.

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Dream Emperor Hotel is in a good, central location and has simple but comfortable rooms for MYK22,000 (twin or double). There are several other hotels within walking distance.

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