The Myeik Archipelago covers an area of about 36,000 square kilometres in the southern most part of Myanmar. There are about 800 islands in this area making this place an attractive tourist destination.
Some of the names of the islands are Lampi, Little Torres, Black Rock, The Sisters, Clara, North Twin, St. Lukes, St Mathews, Surin etc.....
Most of the islands are isolated and beautiful. The surrounding sea, flora and fauna, underwater scenes and the marine life are most incredible features of theses islands.
The sea water are aqua blue and so clear that you will be able to see the small creatures in the water moving around.
The islands are rugged, limestone and granite topology. Scenic reefs, prolific fish, ray and sometimes even sharks can be seen in the marine life. There are also smaller colourful fishes and reef creatures around.
Scuba diving and snorkelling are a must-to-do while visiting theses islands.
Only the Moken (or) the Salons (or) the Sea gypsies are the inhabitants of theses islands. They live on boats near the islands but live on the land in the rainy seasons. They fish and survive the way their ancestors did and still carry on the generation's heritage.