I can only recommend booking Sam while in Dawei. I booked him as a photographer and he was of greatest help. Sam is not only a skilled and very very nice tourguide, his own passion for photography makes him a great guide when looking for unique photo sites and spots.

It was a one of a kind experience for me and a rare occasion when I got to be not only behind the lens but also in front of it too 🙂


Sam, the one who digest about Dawei. We had a great time in Dawei with him getting many new experiences. We have been to the places which gave education, relax, fun,knowledge, home business and more .It was amazing for all of us and our young groups of kids. Diamond Crown Hotel, was really smooth in service, food, and transportation.Immigration and airport officers also helped our groups to be safe. Cashew nut business, broom business were interested.Because of his knowledge about Dawei, we became to know alot. Thanks million.


People live in Dawei region are majority Dawei ethnic, some Karen, some Mon, indians and chinese also living together. On the eastern side, way to Thailand border, on the mountain ranges and in the deep jungles are homes of native Karen ethnic since about 130 years ago. On the way to Ye, Mon State, northern part of Dawei are homes of Mon ethnic but some Karen villages as well.
The rest of other, both sides of Dawei river are homes of Dawei ethnic.
The photos in this post, metioned about local village women who are looking for clams, shellfish, for their soup on their dining table. Lives are very sample, happy, still as nature . As long as the Sea remain, daily food they need will be enough, that is what they thought .

If you are travelling to someplace at where you wish to understand about local life seeing. You should travel with a guide who can explain about culture of those place and he will able to conduct you local value, local life, to learn about their life. Behave like a local and getting experience of their life style even on your a day trip.

#Budha #Nuns(Bhikkhunis)

In Buddhism, women are as capable of reaching nirvana as men. According to Buddhist scriptures, the order of bhikkhunis was first created by the Buddha at the specific request of his aunt and foster-mother Mahapajapati Gotami, who became the first ordained bhikkhuni. A famous work of the early Buddhist schools is the Therigatha, a collection of poems by elder nuns about enlightenment that was preserved in the Pāli Canon.

Bhikkhunis are required to take extra vows, the Eight Garudhammas, and are subordinate to and reliant upon the bhikkhu order. In places where the bhikkhuni lineage was historically missing or has died out, due to hardship, alternative forms of renunciation have developed. In Tibetan Buddhism, women officially take the vows of śrāmaṇerīs (novitiates); Theravadin woman may choose to take an informal and limited set of vows similar to the historical vows of the sāmaṇerī, like the maechi of #Thailand and thilashin of #Myanmar.

Source: #Wikipedia

The cheroot is a cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped during manufacture. Since cheroots do not taper, they are inexpensive to roll mechanically, and their low cost makes them popular.

The word cheroot comes from French cheroute, from Tamil curuttu/churuttu/shuruttu (சுருட்டு), roll of tobacco. This word could have been absorbed into the French language from Tamil during the 18th century, when the French were trying to stamp their presence in South India. The word could have then been absorbed into English from French.

Cheroots sold in the market in Dawei, Southern Myanmar.
Cheroots are traditional in Myanmar and India, and consequently popular among the British during the days of the British Empire. They are often associated with Burma in literature:

Tanintharyi Region is located at the southern part of
Myanmar and it is rich in natural resources. It is central in
land and water ways for economy. The main businesses of
the Tanintharyi Region are Farming, cultivation of vegetable
plants and trees, mining, pearl production, bird nest
industry, timber industry and export the sea products to
internal and international trade. In the cultivation of
vegetable plants and trees in gardening, the long life
spanned trees, rubber, betel palm nuts, coconuts, cashew
nuts, ….etc are grown and other kinds of seasonal plants
such as durian, pineapple, mangosteen and ….etc are also
grown in the Tanintharyi Region. Sea products such as fishes
and lobsters are exported. Pearl is also produced by
breeding oysters at the pearl production sites. The famous
pearl-production sites are Pearl island, Mali island and
Shwe Island camps. Among them, Mali Island and Bird
nest’s island are not only the places for pearl- production,
but also for natural bird’s nest’s industry. Kanzaw (Mahua)
plant is one of the major medicinal plants in Tanintharyi
Region. Kanzaw (Mahua) oil is one of the main natural
herbal medicinal resources, which can cure many different
diseases. Moreover, local traditional businesses such as
weaving Dawei Longyis, Thabot mat weaving and basketry
are done in Tanintharyi Region.


Our tours take a different perspective on the local
traditions, culture, and environmental aspects of the
Dawei region. At Sam the Man Tours and Travel we
use experiential tools to help you gain an inside
perspective unlike any tour you’ve seen before.

Each tour we provide comes with a consultation to
learn more about you as a customer, this allows us to
take the time to understand what you want to learn
and see about Dawei, and create a 100% customized
tour tailored to each customers needs.

These tours are adaptable, and can range in difficulty
from mountain trekking to see secluded villages and
local industries, to a day of beach hopping and
relaxing. We also explore the colonial history and
how it has impacted Dawei in architecture, language
and everyday culture.

If you love travelling, culture, history, and exploring
come to Sam the Man Travels and Tours. We can
show you a side of Dawei no one else can, only $50
USD per person minimum two people per tour!

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Thein Htaik (Sam)

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“Great Tour of Dawei”

Our family booked Sam (who is really the man) for an afternoon tour of Dawei and we enjoyed every moment with him. He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and helped us to make the most of the few hours we had to explore Dawei. He picked us up from the hotel in a clean and well-stocked car filled with cold bottled water, soda and wet naps to help wipe our feet after visits to the Buddha shrines. A true gem for anyone who is looking for a reliable and well-spoken guide in Dawei. Thanks Sam for a great time!