Kawthaung things to do

Kawthaung travel in south Myanmar.

Kawthaung plus the Andaman Sea Archipelago up to Myeik / Mergui and Dawai is surrounded by hundreds of islands beaches and has an incredible potential in anything tourist related it is a hidden corner behind India since the British left. 

The natives "Sea Gypsies" or Salones came more than thousand years ago from the east of today Indonesia  they are ethnically Negritos.

kawthaung city

Chinese ship traders who came into the South Sea with their Junks trading pearls and amber. After came the Portuguese and English the Brits also traded but they gave them opium and alcohol to make them addicted to drugs. 

A South Myanmar journey from Yangon to Kawthaung

When the colonialists were pushed out by the Japanese the country fell back into a long sleep interrupted by a period when mad communists tried their nonsense but as we know in vain that works nowhere.

south Myanmar Island
South Myanmar Island

The real business started by the end of the 17. Century

This was when the English started to appear in larger numbers. The town of Mergui today Myeik was growing rapidly at that time this was under the Siam Kingdom. It fell to Myanmar during the colonial times Victoria point was the capital of south Myanmar.

Kawthaung was Victoria Point at the southern end a rather small harbor for the ships used on their way to Penang via Phuket travel.  
The British in Burma north of Victoria Point
The British in Burma north of Victoria Point

Today Kawthaung looks not much different

Kawthaung Waterfront
Kawthaung Waterfront
Kawthaung Monastery Island
Kawthaung Monastery Island
ranong to kawthaung
Ranong to Kawthaung

Kawthaung City
Kawthaung City waterfront and pagoda
Kawthaung City Traffic
Kawthaung City Boat Traffic
waiting for immigration clearance
Waiting for immigration clearance

Fishy business is popular
Fishy business is popular