MYEIK - City Tour (Full Day)
We will pick you up at 8:30 AM from your hotel / guesthouse or welcome you at Myeik Airport (only if you arrive with morning flight).
Myeik is one of the biggest fishing towns in Myanmar. Already in the early 17th century the English East Indian Trading Company were unloading their ships at the port of Myeik. Most of the goods would go inland and from there up to Tanintharyi and further on to the old capital of Siam Ayutthaya. We will talk about its incredibly interesting history.
“Beik” as the locals call it there hometown produces everything for the fishing industry what is needed. Have you ask yourself where all the ice comes from to keep the seafood fresh? We visit a ship dock yard where they still build the wooden boats like in the old days. One of the export products are soft shell crabs. We will explain you on a farm how the crabs take off their shells.
Myeik’s dry fish area might not be for everybody, but it has not change for decades. We will take you for a wander and explain what fishes been tried in the sun to preserve them for later.
For lunch we take you to a traditional fried rice noodle shop, where Myeiks all-time favorite food Kyi Kite is made.
Another industry widely used industry in Myeik is the harvesting of bird nest. We take you to one of the bird hotels and let you know what it is good for. As many nations came together the local cuisine became a mix of Burmese, Thai, Malaysian and Indian. We can have a taste of it at the local snack market of the specialties.
The pearl industry is another of Myeik’s local specialties. How difficult it is to cultivate them will be explained at the Pearl Trading Shop, which is run by the same family for over a hundred years.
After a long day and many impressions it is time to spend a quite sunset with a 180 panoramic view over Myeik and the islands either from the Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda or a roof top bar. We leave this decision up to you. Dinner is to your own account.
Transport: Car or Tukk Tuk
Meals: Traditional Myeik Fried Noodle Kite Gyi Kite (seafood or vegetarian)
Visa to Myanmar
International airfares & domestic airfares (will be always mentioned separately)
Traditional boat rental
English speaking guide
2 bottles of water per person