Top 10 Things to do in Dawei, Myanmar

November 20, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Dawei (Burmese: ထားဝယ်မြို့; MLCTS: hta: wai mrui., pronounced [dəwɛ̀ mjo̰]; Mon: ဓဝဲါ, [həwài]; Thai: ทวาย, RTGS: Thawai, pronounced [tʰā.wāːj]; formerly known as Tavoy) is a city in south-eastern Myanmar and is the capital of the Tanintharyi Region, formerly known as the Tenasserim Division, about 614.3 km (381.7 mi) south of Yangon on the northern bank of the Dawei River. Population (2004 estimate), 139,900. It is at 14.09°N 98.20°E. Dawei is a port at the head of the Dawei River estuary, 30 km (18.6 mi). from the Andaman Sea. As a result, the city is prone to flooding during the monsoon season. "Dawei" is also the name of one of Myanmar's 135 ethnic minorities.
Restaurants in Dawei

1. Ayinsa Gardens

121 Myeik Road, Dawei, Myanmar +95 9 42912 4192
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Ayinsa Gardens

Ayinsa Gardens offers Cooking Classes and hosts the Mingalaba Massage Centre. We offer authentic food and cultural experiences at our beautiful Dawei residence located on 1/2 acre with herb Gardens and fruit trees. In an Ayinsa cooking class, you try more than 10 different local foods, learn all about Myanmar and Dawei customs and culture. Plus, get hands on with some of the most famous Myanmar traditions. We are about more than just food and cooking. Discover the history and the culture of Dawei. Also at Ayinsa is the Mingalaba Massage Barn located in a quirky, green garden atmosphere. So if you have had a long ride to the Beaches on the back of a bike, need to relax after a bus journey or simply have some spare time you can enjoy a massage indoors or in one of our bamboo bungalows amongst the trees.

Reviewed By Sara J

The perfect way to fill that gap between hotel checkout and the night bus. My friend and I got the traveller's package, which was excellent value for money. We got a massage of our choice (which was amazing), and then spent the rest of the...MoreHey Sara Thank you for such a detailed and thoughtful review. The whole team here really appreciate how much you guys enjoyed your experience. The Ayinsa Team :-)

2. Easy Travel Dawei

Dawei 14011, Myanmar +95 9 781 771167
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5 based on 40 reviews

Easy Travel Dawei

#Experiencial learning travel #Things to do in Dawei Region# #We offer colorful day tours in Dawei Region# Every single day tour including many activities such as visit to cottages industries, Beaches, rural villages( where we learn life seeing, swim in the fresh water and mini trekking), historic pagodas,museum and heritage buildings. 50$ per person with a minimum of two people per tour.

Reviewed By marywuzhere - Toronto, Canada

Sam took us on an amazing trek through remote villages and isolated Beaches that we had all to ourselves! He even got us on a boat which isn't super easy for tourists to do! Definitely recommended!

3. Myaw Yit Pagoda

Dawei, Myanmar
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Myaw Yit Pagoda

Reviewed By treebenfoot - Perth, Australia

This Pagoda is a nice little trip if you have time near Dawei. The motorbike ride took a while but goes through lots of local villages. I didn't see the seafood mentioned in a previous review, only the generic precooked Myanmar dishes - indicating at least that it is not a very touristy place. Stroll over the bridge and clamber around on the rocks behind the Pagoda (locals and tourists alike were enjoying the views there).

4. Grandfather Beach

Dawei, Myanmar
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Grandfather Beach

Reviewed By Concierge3725 - Manila, Philippines

This is a beach not really frequented by travellers. When I arrived at this beached, I was astounded by the natural beauty of this beach. It's simply awesome.....certainly one of the best kept secret in Myanmar. The sand is white, water is crystal clear and definitely one of the best places to snap some lovely and memorable photographs.

5. Maungmagan Beach

Dawei, Myanmar
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3.5 based on 51 reviews

Maungmagan Beach

Reviewed By Danny T - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Maungmagan Beach is no doubt the most popular beach in Dawei. It still has a very local taste and there are many restaurants around this area too. You can take some really nice pictures here and soak in the atmosphere. It is calm, serene and tranquil. The only setback is that there are rubbishes strewn around the Beaches. Other than that, all is good.

6. Titan Travel & Tour

Dawei, Myanmar
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Titan Travel & Tour

Welcome to Dawei We are a local and friendly travel agency with certificated guide. Let us provide you with the best experience in southern Myanmar. Beaches, boat trip, trekking, tour of local life, tour guided.

Reviewed By Chook1 - Sydney, Australia

This travel and tour agent was our first port of call when we were in Dawei last week. We went because it listed itself on Trip Adviser.
We simply wanted to enquire about the cost a car and driver to take us to Maungmaman Beach and Myaw Yit Pagoda as a part day trip. It is not so far to either of these places - since the Pagoda sits on the southern edge of the beach. The road between the beach and the pagoda is rough but not impassable at all.
The agent was only interested in selling me a "package". The price I was quoted was US$60 per person for each of two people. We walked away.
We went further up Yay Street and asked at the bus companies and other tour agents. We made a one day trip in a private car from 9am to 4pm doing everything we wanted and more. The total cost was $40 for us both.
We do not mind supporting local businesses however Titan Travel and Tour should be your last stop - not your first. For Dawei costs they are over-priced.

7. Lawka Tharaphu Pagoda

Dawei, Myanmar
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Lawka Tharaphu Pagoda

Reviewed By John P - Bunbury, Australia

This was a beautiful pagoda that could be seen from quite a distance away as we were travelling around Inwa in a horse-drawn carriage. Our driver didn't stop at it, as if it wasn't a major site, although we would like to have stopped. He just pulled up long enough for us to take a photograph.

8. Pa Nyit Beach

Dawei, Myanmar
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Pa Nyit Beach

Reviewed By Alex G

The beach is about an hour from Launglon town, can be reached by bike only. The ride is pretty rough at the end, but the beach itself worth it.
People do not attend the beach, so you alone will enjoy the clear blue water.
There is a nice pagoda at the end of the beach, which can be reach by foot or by bike, there a very nice view from it.

9. Nabule Beach

Dawei, Myanmar
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Nabule Beach

Reviewed By Martin W - Toulouse, France

We went in Jan 2018 and it was completely deserted. As far as you can see of wonderful white sand. Un thinkable that there are plans to turn it into a deep water port!

10. Shin Maw Pagoda

Dawei, Myanmar
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Shin Maw Pagoda

Reviewed By Alex G

Shin Maw pagoda is located at the southernmost point of the Dawei peninsula. It is built on a cliff, and provides breath taking views to the Andaman sea. It is worth every second of the long journey (which is very beautiful itself).
We rode to the pagoda on a bike from one of the Beaches, but there is a local bus from Dawei to the pagoda (takes about 3.5 hours).
The local monks and Myanmar tourists saw us as the main attraction. We were constantly asked to take pictures with.

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