Bo Cho, Myanmar
Bo Cho Island is one of the many beautiful islands that make up the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar in the Andaman Sea. It boasts a mile long sandbank, and four or five months out of the year the island is a temporary home to the Moken, who are sometimes referred to as “Sea Gypsies” or the “Salon.”
The Moken go from island to island, fishing in groups of a six or more boats, each boat containing a family, usually of three generations. The thatched roofs of their boats can sometimes be seen covered with marine life drying in the sun in preparation to sell.
Things to See & Do
* Sea Kayaking
* Moken village
* Views from the Pagoda overlooking the Moken Village
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – kyat (K) (mmK)
Language – Burmese
Population – 209,000 approx (Mergui)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus six and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – +95
Port Location – The port is located in Mergui, which is the gateway to the Mergui Archipelago.
Travel Links – Myanma Airways has daily flights, and Air Bagan has 3 flights per week, from Yangon. Myanma Airways flights (typically once a week) to Mawlamyine and Kawthoung may also be available - check locally at the local Myanma Airways office.
Fast ferries run daily to/from Kawthoung (~6 hours) and most days to/from Dawei to the north.