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Explore Kawthaung - previously Victoria Point of Myanmar on a next trip to Myanmar Explore Kawthaung - previously Victoria Point of Myanmar on a next trip to Myanmar

Explore Kawthaung – previously Victoria Point of Myanmar on a next trip to Myanmar

Explore Kawthaung – previously Victoria Point of Myanmar on a next trip to Myanmar

 
Kawthaung is the southernmost town of Myanmar which is opposite Ranong Thailand and an interesting destination. The city is well known as the former Victoria Point and reflects the old colonial charm set up by the English.

At 1859, a local Chinese and Thais group is settled at Maliwan to the north of Kawthaung, a place with numerous lakes and flower trees called Maliwan in Thai Language.

The favorite for tourists and fortune risk-taking people is Andaman Club Resort Hotel located on Thahtay Kyun Island about half an hour trip by boat from Kawthaung or Ranong. The club is famous for casino gambling, the only one international gambling places of Myanmar on the Andaman side.

Not far from the town, there are Kayin Kwa and other such as Myauk Ni and Salone Islands, a part of Mergui Archipelago, they are good places for diving, and other sea activities since the place can be regard as still virgin since not much disturbed by outside environments.

In addition, Kawthaung is the home to the Barma, Thai and other ethnic minorities like Shan and Karen, and so on. Therefore, this place is also a great stop for visitors those want to experience the culture and customs of the locals.

The nearby Maliwun waterfall is a lovely spot which is worth a visit if you have the time; you can swim there, and it has a small water park with slides. It is located 24km from Kawthaung, and a taxi there and back will cost around $30 (or you can get a cheaper motorbike taxi).

Kawthaung is also the starting point for Myanmar-based cruises to the vast Myeik Archipelago.

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