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

Get in

By plane

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

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

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.

Get around


  • 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)==Do==


  • 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.




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.

Get out

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