Tanintharyi Region


Dawei is a pleasant town with a few nice colonial buildings. It is the capital of the Tanintharyi region and is located about 650 km from Yangon. The famous, kilometer-long Maungmagan beach is about 15 km from Dawei. In addition, the town of around 147,000 inhabitants is known for its rubber production, cashew and mango plantations and fishery products. Because of the many palm trees, banana trees and mango trees, Dawei appears as a tropical green city, especially since there is also particularly high rainfall.

Shinmokhti Pagoda

Shinmokhti-Pagode is located in the village of Shinmokhti on the road to Myeik, 10 km south of Dawei. King Sawthila had it built in 1435. The pagoda houses a shrine with one of the four Buddha Images, which are said to have been washed ashore on each raft from Sri Lanka. The Buddha figure supposedly contains pieces of wood from the original Bodhi tree inside. The other three statues are in Kyaikpawlaw Pagoda in Kyaikhto and Yele Paya in Kyaikkami, which are in Mon State, and in the Shwemokhtaw Pagoda in Pathein which is in the Ayeyarwady region.
Shinmokhti Pagoda

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