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Mergui islands

Travelling the islands

tree in the rainforrest
The Mergui or Myeik islands are a group of hundreds or thousands of smaller and bigger green jewels in the Andaman Sea. Located at the southernmost part of Myanmar, formerly Burma, they are still fairly unknown and unspoilt. During 12 days travelling we only met one single other tourist boat. Some beaches do have sandflies, but their sheer beauty is simply overwhelming. With the crystal clear water, immaculate white sands and the rainforrest right behind they make the perfect cliché picture for holiday dreams. Having a look around, we found footprints of small cats that may have been Civets or Clouded Leopards. Sometimes, we also observed wild monkeys.
When snorkelling, one often found marvellous sites, sometimes with lots of fish, sometimes with complete coral reefs in few meters depth. Doing dives, places did differ from the deserts of dynamite fishing to a breathtaking paradise around some rocks. Or, to cut a long story short: this place is what many other ones only pretend to be like.

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