Dawei (TAVOY)


Dawei, formerly called “Tavoy” by the British rulers, situated by the Dawei River which flows into the Andaman Sea about 614 km south of Yangon, is capital of Tanintharyi Region. Its famous products are rubber, cashew nuts, betel nuts and durian (also called “King of fruits”). Dawei is a weaving centre and Dawei longyi (sarong) is, therefore, a famous local product. The local people speak Myanmar language with their strong dialect but even the Myanmar people are difficult to understand.

One of the main attractions for tourists is the Maungmakan beach, about 40 minutes drive from Dawe, a pristine and popular beach. The largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar is in Dawei (about 30 minutes drive from Dawei).

Recently Dawei was connected to the rest of Myanmar by road and rail. Dawei has a port at the head of the Dawei River estuary, 30 km (18.6 mi) from the Andaman Sea. As a result, a Deepwater Port in Dawei is under construction.


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