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Places to visit » Yangon ::Mandalay :: Bagan :: Inle :: Kyaikhtiyo :: Beach
Ngapali Beach

The Beaches of Myanmar belong to most beautiful Southeast Asia beaches and are however still nearly undiscovered. Among them Ngapali is the most beautiful among them all.

Situated about 7km away from Thandwe, one of the ancient Rakhine towns and on the Bay of Bengal. It is said to have been named after the Naple of Italy by a homesick Italian. It is famous for its natural and unspotted beauty up to this day. The beach stretches about 3km with soft shite sand fringed by coconut palms. It lies on one of the finest seaside in the country. It serves as the best ground for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling, cycling and so on. Unlike today's beaches of Asia, it is free of noisy beachside bars, crowded people and hawkers persuading you to buy their things. There are only natural scenic beauty of the blue sea, white sand and the lovely sun. The sea is cobalt blue, without any dangerous marine animals and clean.

The water here is transparent and the sea is tranquil. Bicycle tours can be arranged to visit nearby villages. You can also explore the area with an ox truck. The villagers usually sun-dry their fish, shrimp and coconuts. These products are transported to Yangon and over the country. This is one of their main occupations. The best time to visit this beach is during October and May of every year.

Ngwesaung Beach

Ngwesaung is a newly opened beach resort on the west coast of Myanmar. It is an unspoilt virgin destination, with crystal clear water and clean white sand.

Beauty and distance of this beach may make it very popular in the near future. It is a very romantic beach, which stretches 15 km of white sand against the blue sea. There are newly constructed bungalows with local flavor but equipped with modern facilities. Fringed with coconut trees, almost all hotel buildings usually face toward the beach. Diving-fishing facilities and boat tours to nearby islands can be arranged. This beach is so natural that you will be able to find seashells, jellyfishes, and crabs on the shore. Moreover, crab-arts on sand are interesting to watch in evenings. The smell of fresh air, the taste of delicious seafood, and the heat of the sun, will make your holidays complete.

Lovers Island

Lovers Island (Chit Thu Myar Kyun) can be reached on foot in early mornings and afternoons for romantic moments. This is an extraordinary island, because it is an island for ½ day (when the tide is high), and part of the coast on another ½ day (when the tide is low).

Chaungthar Beach

Located 40 km to the west of Pathein in Ayeyarwaddy Division, Chaungther is about 5-hour drive from Yangon. It is an attractive wide beach with Ayeyarwaddy delta look. Not only coconut palms but also casuarinas trees can be found along the beach. Two small islands can be seen offshore. Chaungthar is rich in food too. Delicious Crabcurry and other seafoods are popular, with great taste and low prices. Fresh coconut juice will make you relax here.

There are quite a few islands to visit near Chaungthar Beach. Some of these islands are The’ Phyu island, Pho Kalar Island, and Kyaut Maung Nhama.

While listening to the whispers of the wind and beat of the ocean waves as you relax in your rattan char, you will surely find yourself relaxing and all your stress and tensions slipping away. You can stroll along the seashore and visit nearby villages to sample the local cuisine, and buy ornaments made of sea shell, mother of pearl, fossilized marine flora, unusual coral formations and many more. These can be great souvenirs on your way home.

Western coast of Myanmar, including Ngapali, Ngwesaung, and Chaungthar, were never disturbed by Tsunami disaster.