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Remote Asia: three wilderness destinations that offer mountains, islands, or steppe for solitude and reflection when flights resume

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To reach Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago takes two flights and three-and-a-half hours by boat. Jungle, clear water, wildlife and eco-resorts await you Deserted islands: Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago There’s no hiding the fact that it’s an effort to get to the Mergui Archipelago off...

Who Can Save Mergui?

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The Mergui Archipelago approaches a crossroads. One path profits the opportunistic, the real estate speculators, and profligatious construction; the other leads the islands through planned, sustainable, mindful, and purposeful development. Steering the beautiful cluster of...

MYANMAR: Secluded Sand @BEACH TRAVEL

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When most visitors think of Southeast Asian beaches, Myanmar usually isn’t the first country to come to mind. Which is probably just fine for those in the know. With over 2,000 miles of untouched coastline and some 800 uninhabited islands in the magical Mergui Archipelago, you’ll...

Les îles mystérieuses de la mer d’Andaman

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L’archipel birman des Mergui a longtemps été interdit aux étrangers. Aujourd’hui, cette constellation de 800 îlots, l’une des dernières terrae incognitae du globe, s’entrouvre. Enfin ou hélas? PAR LOÏC GRASSET (TEXTE) ET DAVID VAN DRIESSCHE (PHOTOS) Download PDF :...

MERGUI-ARCHIPEL Text und Fotos von Thomas Schmid

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Ranong, Thailand (dukas) – Im Zeitalter des globalen Tourismus existieren herzlich wenige Reiseziele auf der Erde, die noch wahrlich „unentdeckt“ sind. Dabei liegt einer dieser weißen Flecken auf der touristischen Landkarte praktisch direkt vor der Haustür Thailands. Der Mergui...

Now’s the time to book a trip to this long-lost island paradise

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The remote and undeveloped Mergui Archipelago in Burma’s part of the Andaman Sea has more to offer than just a cruise from afar. As the government begins to hand out more hotel licenses, a few new resorts now offer island stays to help explore this pristine region. Go now, before...

A DRIFT IN THE MERGUI

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It’s two in the morning and I can’t sleep. Considering I’ve spent the afternoon in the sunshine, kayaking and drinking a couple of beers with dinner, I ought to be in a deep, satisfied slumber. There certainly aren’t any distractions out here in the middle of the Andaman Sea. A...

New dawn for remote Andaman Sea island tourism

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Isolation and inaccessibility have kept tourists away from the Mergui Archipelago, however new eco-sensitive developments may turn its islands into the ultimate escape. By KEITH LYONS NOVEMBER 11, 2018 1:46 Asia Times Few have heard of the Mergui Archipelago, and even fewer have...

‘Secret’ cave joins Myanmar tours

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Newly discovered cave draw-card joins Southern Myanmar Itineraries. EXCLUSIVE access to a newly discovered cave in Southern Myanmar will encourage more adventurous travellers to explore the less-visited south, according to Southeast Asian travel pioneer Bjorn Burchard. The secret...

THE MERGUI ADVENTURE (Beyond Explore)

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Not many island groups in Southeast Asia are untouched by tourism but Myanmar has one that is almost unexploited: the Mergui islands In the Andaman Sea, north of Thailand’s Surin and Similan islands, there spreads a vast archipelago of offshore islands which only opened up to...

Myanmar’s eco-resorts open up Asia’s new tourism frontier

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Myeik Archipelago’s pristine beaches brace for rising tide of day trippers (BEN DUNANT, Contributing writer) KAWTHAUNG, Myanmar — A few hours boat ride from the port of Kawthaung, a school of dolphins nudged up to our 30-meter wooden junk. As the captain cut the...

Are tropical islands in Myanmar Asia’s last untouched paradise?

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Lack of infrastructure has protected the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea from the ravages of tourism, but for how much longer? Picture 800 or so islands surrounded by beaches of white sand and backed by lush green forest, rising out of a translucent, turquoise sea on which...

MERGUI l’archipel oublié

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Ranong, 7h du matin. Après un freinage brusque suivi de quelques fortes secousses, l’ATR 72 de Nok Air qui assure la liaison quotidienne avec Bangkok s’immobilise sur le tarmac du petit aéroport. Ville frontalière tournée vers le commerce de la pêche, Ranong est aussi le poi...

ABENTEUERLICHE INSEL-SAFARI(2): BOULDER ISLAND – LETZTES PARADIES?

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IST NICHT JEDER VON UNS AUF DER SUCHE NACH DEM ULTIMATIVEN INSEL-ELYSIUM? LEIDER GIBT ES IN GANZ SÜDOSTASIEN KEINE ECHTEN “GEHEIMTIPPS” MEHR. ODER ETWA DOCH? THAIZEIT WAR IN DER GRENZREGION VON RANONG UNTERWEGS UND MACHTE EINE ATEMBERAUBENDE ENTDECKUNG… Anzeige...

Abenteuerliche Insel-Safari (1): Fototrip ins Mergui Archipel

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Fototrip ins Mergui Archipel Unweit von Ranong liegt eine Region in der Andamanensee, die man als veritables Meeres-Paradies bezeichnen kann. Rund 1000 kleine und große Inseln liegen dort wie glitzernde Juwelen in der Sonne – unberührt und traumhaft schön. Auf der...

Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma): The ultimate island escape?

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By Keith Lyons – Jan 2, 2018 @ The Travel Magazine Pictures of the world’s most beautiful beaches never show the tourist hordes which now crowd their sandy shores. But what if the dream beach is still out there – and there is no one else around? Keith Lyons goes in search...

De Mergui-archipel

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Ongerepte exotische stranden zijn er nog amper in deze overbevolkte wereld, maar wil je toch nog zo’n plek ontdekken, dan moet je naar de Mergui-archipel in het zuiden van Myanmar. En meer bepaald naar het privé-eiland Boulder Island, het eerste eco-resort in de regio. De...

Mesmerising Myanmar: A tranquil tropical paradise that has to be seen to be believed

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These are the vexing thoughts that have temporarily invaded my mind as I paddle serenely towards one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. It’s the kind of beach you normally associate with TV adverts for a certain coconut flavoured chocolate bar. Creamy white sand...

MESMERIZING MERGUI by Keith Lyons LIFE Phuket News

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Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is a step back in time to a peacful island existence. There is an insider’s secret whispered by long-term Phuket residents about the Andaman Sea’s best pristine islands, dive spots and deserted beaches. Situated across an international border, they...

A Southern Adventure in the Myeik Islands By VIRGINIA HENDERSON / THE IRRAWADDY

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KAWTHAUNG, Tanintharyi Division—The rumors we had heard that the remote Myeik archipelago was a difficult place to visit meant that we almost didn’t go. That would have been a big mistake. Getting to the departure point for our five day trip through some of the area’s 800-plus...