Mergui Archipelago


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Mergui Archipelago

(mɜːˈɡwiː)
n
(Placename) a group of over 200 islands in the Andaman Sea, off the Tenasserim coast of S Myanmar: mountainous and forested
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Running trips in the best spots of Thailand (namely Surin and Similans Islands) and of Myanmar (also known as Burma, Mergui Archipelago is a new destination offering wonderful dives to the adventurous divers.
For the more adventurous, Raja Laut has a licence to cruise the waters of the Mergui Archipelago in southern Myanmar (Burma), where 800 islands remain to be discovered by pretty much everyone other than a few brave cruising yachtsmen (and it's okay, I'd never heard of the Mergui Archipelago either) and of course the locals.
For over half a century the country has been isolated from the rest of the world by its political regime; and it was only in the last few years that the Mergui Archipelago, an area encompassing ten thousand square miles, was opened to outsiders.