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On the brink of becoming an important travel stop in Myanmar.
Davei is ready to become the next attraction for overseas visitors to the nation once the motorway through Thailand's Htee Khee crossroads is ready, said U Thawdar Nyunt, CEO of Elegant Myanmar Travel and Tours of the Myanmar Times. The Thawdar Nyunt said up to one million Thai visitors could come to Dawei to explore its fine sandy beach and islets, unspoilt forest and other ecotourism spots.
From Bangkok via Kanchanaburi through the Htee Khee checkpoint, Dawei is not far. In comparison to Myeik and Kawthaung in the Tanintharyi area, it is the closest town in Yangon, which makes it one of the main reason Thai tourist could pick it as their first stop before going to the country's trading capitol.
The journey from Yangon to Dawei by expressbus lasts about 11 hrs, from Dawei to Myeik another 8 hrs and the onward journey to Kawthaoung 14 hrs. More than in the past years, local travelers like the Tanintharyi region, especially Dawei, Myeik and Kawthaung, to see the wonderful, varied Myeik-Archipels.
"We' re proposing a new daily cruising plan via Mergui Princess cruise that will travel at least four Dawei island, which will be designed as tourism areas," he said. The Mergui Princess Travel offers the Myeik Travel packages in Kawthaung. Now they have been expanded as a daily trip to Dawei to draw inland travelers through lower rates.
Daily cruises are restricted to 20 persons and comprise lunches, air-conditioned car services from your accommodation to the harbour, kayak gear, snorkeling and sport angling. Dawei leaves around 8am and will return to town at 6pm, said U Thawdar Nyunt. Cruises stop at the famous Tizit Beach on Pae Sin Island and Shan Maw Beach on Kyun Sin Yae Island.
Packages cost K55,000 for locals and US$65 (K87,000) for overseas. Grand Lotus Tours CEO and Tanintharyi Tourist Development Committee Secretaire U Kyaw Swa Min said 65 per cent of domestic and international travelers preferred to go to the beaches, 30 per cent preferred eco-tourism and only 5 per cent went on pilgrimage.
The Tanintharyi Hotel and Tourism Department reports that more than 330,000 people crossed the frontier in 2016.