Naypyidaw, the national capital, is situated 240 miles (386 kilometers) south of Momeik.
There is no need to limit yourself to the points of interest in Momeik because the surrounding region is laced with numerous wonderful cultural and natural attractions.
Enjoy a moment of serenity in Burma/Myanmar's temples. History enthusiasts will enjoy the area's fascinating ruins and historic palaces.
If the weather is fine during your stay, try some of the local water activities. Swimming and scuba diving are two local options.
For lots of people, enjoying new places is as much about local food as it is about taking photos of sights so don't forget to try the food in the area's restaurants. Ngapi (fermented seafood) and a thoke (salads) are often used in food here. Follow the lead of the locals and order tea leaf salad or shan-style rice (fish rice). Those who have a little room left, should try halawa (sticky rice, butter and coconut), the perfect way to round out your Burma/Myanmar culinary experience. Enjoy a common drinks like black tea.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by air, keep in mind that the handiest major airport is Mandalay International Airport, 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the southwest of Momeik.