Islands in Kawthoung District have attracted locals and foreigners in the Tazaungmone holiday period.
“This is our first trip to the natural islands in our lives,” said a man from Mandalay. He and his family decided to visit Kawthoung during the Tazaungmone holiday, which began last Saturday and will end on the coming Tuesday.
Most of the local travelers hail from big cities such as Yangon and Mandalay. Most of the local travellers are from big cities likes Yangon and Mandalay while most tourists are entering through the border with Thailand. Since the beginning the holidays, the jetties in Kawthoung have been seen busy with travellers and ferries.
There are 30 untouched islands featured in the archipelago trips in Kawthoung District. Of them, visitors can make day trips to nine islands, and night trips to seven islands. At present, 12 hotels and resorts are offering their services in the area, and 28 tour agencies are operating 60 speed-boats for visitors.—Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung) (Translated by KZL)