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Dawei (Tavoy) is the capital of Tanintharyi Division, in Southeastern Myanmar.

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  • Shin Motehti Pagoda, a few kilometres south of town.
  • Shin Datweh Pagoda, in the north.
  • Shin Maw Pagoda, on the Dawei promontory.
  • Lawka Tharaphu Pagoda. Houses a 75 m long reclining Buddha image.
  • Maungmagan Beach is a popular beach in Myanmar. It served as a beach retreat for the British during colonial days. The beach hosts a long line of palm huts housing family seafood restaurants.
  • San Maria Bay and Myawyik Pagoda 14 km south of Maungmagan lies a small causeway to a beautiful small island crowned by a pagoda.
  • There are also a number of hot water springs on the outskirts of Dawei, about one to a few hours drive. There is one quite close to Maungmagan (on the way to Maungmagan from Dawei).



  • Longyi (a sarong) is a famous local product.
  • Cashew nuts and betel nuts are grown for export as well as a variety of tropical fruits including durian ("the King of Fruits").
  • Zin thi (in local language) a fruit found only in Dawei and surrounding areas. It is sweet and slightly sour.




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