Famous as a destination for water activities- such as diving, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking- Mergui Archipelago is a group of 800 deserted islands in the Andaman Sea, in Myanmar’s deep south. It is also home to the Moken semi-nomadic tribe living on and off the sea.
It is said that the Moken, or “sea gypsies”, have migrated to Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia from China around 4 thousand years ago. Their life is dominated in greater part by fishing and it’s the ocean feeding the Moken people: “Everything happens at sea. The ocean is our universe”.