Burma Dive sites - Moken, Myanmar Sea Gypsies

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MUSE

museMuse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the main border gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Shan State can be divided into Northern Shan State, Southern Shan State and Eastern Shan State. Lashio is the capital of Northern Shan State and Muse is 112 miles (179 km) north of Lashio, border town adjacent to China. Muse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the main border gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Located 190 km from Lashio, it is a bustling trading center, Muse , Namkham and Kyukoke are the border towns.
The People's Republic of China borders Myamar from the northern tip to the eastern tip. Border entries are Lwe-ge, Muse, Namkhan, Kyu Koke, Kun-lone and Mongla.Lashio was famous in World War II as the starting point of the Burma Road. Capital of the northern Shan State, major settlement is Shan and Chinese being bordering with Yunan province of China.The famous Burma Road built by the British before the War, interests with Ledo Road leading into the Yunnan province.

The highlight about this trip is to enjoy the most spectaculars scenic views of the Shan plateau traveling one way by winding road with elbow crossing hilly drive and the other way by train with twisting and turning hilly trek. Crossing over historic Gokehtaik bridge, it’s  a fascinating journey to Lashio. Lashio , town, Shan state, East Central Myanmar. It is a trade center and the terminus of the railroad line also by car from Mandalay.
 

KYAINGTONG

kyaingtong_03Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided around Kyaing Tong. The tribes known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha, and we can only differentiate the tribes by colourful dresses which is different to one another.
Observation  of  tribal dances and  way of living on these mountainous regions around Kyaing Tong. Situated in the eastern Shan State and 452 km from Taunggyi and 176km from Tachileik.
 
 

TACHILEIK

tarcchileikTachileik is located near  Thai border in the eastern Shan State,  as a gateway  of the Golden Triangle. The Friendship Bridge across Thai(Maesai) and Myanmar(Tachileik).  The area is currently being developed for tourism and cross-border trade with Laos, Thailand and China. Tachileik sits on the banks of the Mekong River across from Mai Sai in Thailand.

 

 

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The Islands in the Mergui Archipelago

There are so many islands lying between North Lat 98.38' E to 11N in Kawthaung district. Among them, some islands have the beautiful sandbanks, clean water, sea creatures and animals that c