A Close-Up Look at Mergui Archipelago’s Nascent Eco-Tourism Industry — The Irrawady

Myeik, Tanintharyi Region—With its pristine natural islands and Moken “sea gypsy” tribes—whose way of life is rapidly disappearing—the Mergui Archipelago has long held a special fascination as a travel destination for outsiders. Myeik town itself is famous for its pearl shops, edible-nest swiftlet, fish, shrimp and crab farms, as well its British colonial-era structures. A […]