Gordon Fernandes, heading up our Myanmar Region Agency, reports growing interest in the region and the Mergui Archipelago, that is also home to the Lampi Marine National Park protecting a rich biodiversity with more than 50 terrestrial and marine endangered species.
As the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum kicks off in Singapore, Myanmar stands ready at the forefront of regional effort to rethink travel by promoting a list of its best-kept secrets. Visitors to the Myanmar Booth at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre will get a glimpse of the wide variety of attractions in the Golden Land, inspiring them to engage in immersive and authentic travel experiences to new exciting beach destinations like Ngapali, as well as Myeik and Dawei in the Mergui Archipelago.
Located in the southernmost part of Myanmar, the Mergui Archipelago is home to the Lampi Marine National Park, which protects a rich biodiversity with more than 50 terrestrial and marine endangered species. Myanmar also boasts of various natural and cultural attractions in less-traveled places in Kayin, Chin, Mon and Kayah.
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At the southern end of Myanmar lies the Mergui Archipelago, which offers a number of stunning islands to explore that remain mostly untouched and uninhabited. The dense and unruly rainforest contrasts with the soft white beaches makes the archipelago the perfect blend of adventure and luxury for vacationers. Best for: Jungle adventurers. What to do and see: Sun worshippers will fall in love with the peaceful beaches on the Similan Islands, while more active members of the group will want to save a day to hike up the mountain on Great Swinton Island to capture some incredible panoramic views.