Where is Mergui Archipelago located?

In the southernmost reaches of Burma (Myanmar), along the border with Thailand, lies the Mergui Archipelago. The archipelago in the Andaman Sea is made up of more than 800 islands surrounded by extensive coral reefs.

What is done in the Mergui Archipelago?

They are a sea-dwelling people and they follow a traditional way of life, doing things such as fishing and building boats very much the way they have done for centuries. They can be found living on their traditional boats during the dry season, but usually keep to land in the rainy season.

Where is Myan Myan Mar?

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌, [pjìdàuɴzṵ θàɴmədaa̰ mjəmà nàiɴŋàɴdɔ̀]), also called Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. It is the largest country in Mainland Southeast Asia, and has a population of about 54 million as of 2017.

How many islands are there in Myeik?

800 islands
The Myeik Archipelago (MA) comprises about 800 islands of primarily limestone and granite located along 60 km off Myanmar’s southern coast.

How do you get to Mergui Archipelago?

There are different ways to get to Mergui Archipelago. You can easily reached here via Yangon or Bangkok or Phuket by air, bus and private car. If you are traveling around Myanmar and want to join our Island Safari as an extension of your Myanmar trip, you need to get a flight from Yangon to Kawthaung.

Why did Burma change name to Myanmar?

As for the country’s name, the commission decided to replace the English name “Burma” with “Myanmar”, for three reasons. First, Myanma is the official name of the country in the Burmese language, and the aim of the commission was to have English place names aligned with Burmese place names and pronunciation.

How many island Myanmar have?

It’s world famous. Here in Myanmar, we have 800 islands that are similar and, in some cases, better. But people don’t know about them Hla Aye, of Tanintharyi Tourism Development Committee. Getting some of them to travel to the Myeik islands, also known by their former name of the Mergui Archipelago, is the goal.

Where is Nyaung Oo Phee Island?

southern Myanmar
Nyaung Oo Phee Island (Burmese: ညောင်ဦးဖီးကျွန်း) also spelled as Nyaung Oo Pee Island is the one of 804 excellent Islands of Mergui Archipelago, in Tanintharyi Region, southern Myanmar. Nyaung Oo Phee island is situated in the Andaman Sea. It is one of the newest virgin islands of the world.

What is the Mergui Archipelago?

The Mergui Archipelago is located in Tanintharyi Region, one of the regions heavily impacted by violence during the Burmese Civil War. Violence in the Mergui archipelago has often targeted civilians including the massacres of fishermen and the entire population of the picturesque Christie Island.

What is happening in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago?

Violence in the Mergui archipelago has often targeted civilians including the massacres of fishermen and the entire population of the picturesque Christie Island. The area was only opened up to foreign tourism in 1997 after negotiations between Myanmar and dive operators from Phuket in Thailand.

Why Myeik Archipelago?

The archipelago sustains a significant and growing population of Myanmar citizens, and tourism has steadily increased. As the ocean port for the Tanintharyi River, and thus for the portage across the Malay Peninsula to Gulf of Thailand, Myeik was an important place for centuries.