Southern Myanmar is still very much off the beaten track. So far most travellers who plan to go south only make it to Hpa-An and Mawlamyine, cities which can also be considered as quite off the beaten track if compared to Bagan and Inle Lake.
A small percentage decides to go further south or crosses the border Phunaron/Htee Kee or Ranong/Kawthaung in the south and then travels up to the north. Those people encounter places like untouched and diverse beaches or small cities and villages, where it feels like everyone is a friend of yours since the people are unbelievably kind, honest and helpful.
However tourism is also slowly reaching these remote areas. During my time there I already saw that several bungalows, guesthouses and alike are being
I crossed the border from Thailand to Myanmar at the border point Phunaron/Htee Kee on the 8th of March and took the bus from Hpa-An to Yangon on the 22nd of March.
I would like to share the impressions and information I gathered during this time on my blog, hoping it will help or inspire you to visit the south of Myanmar. Just click on the pictures below to find information about different parts in the south.
(more articles will follow soon)
Have you already been in the south? If so, I would be happy to hear how you liked it and if you have some tips to add for other travellers. Just leave a comment below.