"It's just one of those days."
We had one last day in Dawei and a lot to get accomplished: first stop, the Tanintharyi Region Cultural Museum. But how to get there? Our fancy hotel shuttle driver wasn't available, so we headed out to try to find a tuktuk. We wound up finding two, although they didn't know where the museum was and couldn't agree on how much to charge.
The museum was odd, and not terribly well translated. It included stone age tools, to remind us that the area had been inhabited long before modern Myanmar or the colonial era.
Dawei is named for the Dawei people, but not much is known about them. They are mentioned in religious texts from the 12th century, the same era as Bagan. This stone is dated from AD 15.
This turned out to be true, plus the food was delicious. The views were fine too.
They resemble the old district of Phuket town as well as old Key West or New Orleans.
Where does all that water come from? Where do all the plastic containers go?
A statue depicting General Aung San, the founder of modern Burma who was assassinated just before independence.