Home Adventure and Ecotourism sites Myeik ( Mergui ) Archipelago



Off Myanmar's south-eastern coast, the Myeik Archipelago, with its 800 islands, is a world-class diving destination, with beautiful coral reefs and a rich variety of marine life. Many of the islands in the 14,000 square-mile ( 36,260 sq km ) area are uninhabited. The human inhabitants of the region include the Salon or Moken sea gypsy people, Lampi, one of the main islands, has been designated the Lampi National Park and is listed as an ASEAN Heritage Site. Diving and sight-seening trips in the archipelago leave from kawthaung at the far south of Tanintharyi Division.