Kawthaung, in southern Tanintharyi Region, sits at the mouth of Pagyan River near Kawthaung Cape, which formally known as Victoria Point, is the southernmost tip of Myanmar. Opposite the Thai city Ranong, the town is an important border crossing point and is known for local produts such as seafood, palm oil and rubber. The world’s largest pearl was discovered in the Makha lauk pearl oyster exploration area on an island of Kawthaung. The area around the town offers other natural wonders, including unspoiled beaches and superb views of nearby islands in the Myeik Archipelago Bucolic fishing villages can also be explored just a short drive from Kawthaung. Choose your travel dates and let Asiatravel find the perfect hotel in Myanmar. Our Lowest Rate Guarantee means you won’t find better rates anywhere.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
The most common way to get around town are motorcycle taxis. They cost 200 kyat per person for short distances, and about 2,000 kyat to the airport which is about 11 kilometres away.
SEE AND DO:
Wander the city’s bustling water front area, just across the Pagyan River from Ranong in Thailand. Head a few miles north to visit fishing villages, a hilltop pagaoda and undeveloped beaches.