Kawthaung is in the southernmost part of Myanmar, located in Tanintharyi Region. It was known as Victoria Point during British colonial era..An important trading point, many people make the 20-minute trip across the water from the Thai border town of Ranong for a visa run or a bit of sightseeing and shopping. A huge bronze statue of King Bayintnaung. one of the great Myanmar kings. out-fitted in full battle regalia with brandishing a sword stands at the crest of a hill on the cape. A spectacular sea and island view from a hilltop pagoda known as the Three Mile Pagoda is located in a fishing village five kilometers north of town. Despite its waterside setting, Kawthaung itself is not a particularly beautiful town – but it is an interesting and culturally varied place to wander around.