Mergui Archipelago : Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar

Mergui (or Myeik) Archipelago lies off the far south coast of Myanmar (formerly Burma). It’s comprised of hundreds of islands that have coral reefs and beaches. Lampi Island, in Lampi Marine National Park, is home to the seafaring indigenous Moken people. It’s a haven for birds, notably the plain-pouched hornbill, plus marine life like dugongs and turtles. Myeik, a port town, is a gateway to islands close to shore.

Mergui Archipelago, located in southernmost part of Myanmar (Burma), comprises over 800 beautiful islands.

Due to its virtual isolation, the islands and surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora & fauna and very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life.

The only human inhabitants in the area are sea gypsies, namely Salon in Myanmar. They live on boats during dry season and remain on land during rainy season. They still practice the same fishing and boat building techniques used for generation.

Mergui Archipelago
Location: Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar (Burma)

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