Myanmar is known as not only a paradise of gold pagodas, but also a city of beautiful sea sides that make the tourist enjoy relaxing and exciting moment and inspire them to prepare their baggage to start their journey to Myanmar. This country is rich in natural resources with 2,000 of coastline and long stretches of white sand. Here are five of the most stunning and wonderful beaches in Myanmar.
1. Ngapali Beach, Rakhine State
Napali Beach is one of the most beautiful pure white sand beaches in Myanmar. This beach is always listed in the top pristine beaches in the world generally and in the Southeast Asia particularly. Napali Beach stretches with many standard hotels and resorts standing on the seashore and also its vicinity.
It takes the tourists about 45 minutes flight from Yangon to Ngapali Beach. In high season, the travelers should choose and book the hotel before coming there. There are so many options for the travelers to choose the most enjoyable and convenient accomodation, some places as Sandoway Resort, Amata Resort, Thandwe Beach Hotel, etc. are considered as suggestions for the visitors.
Relaxing time at Ngapali Beach, the tourists can enjoy swimming, diving, rowing boat, kayaking, golfing, cycling; however, they should be sure that they can play and manage these above activities properly within their ability allowance. Besides, the visitors can eat delicious foods with a wonderful drinks or fresh coconuts to watch impressive and spectacular sunset on the beach.
If the travelers can spend much time there, they can visit some small fishing villages, talk with local people here or even sail to a beautiful island to explore more about Burmese local cultural.
2. Ngwe Saung Beach, Ayeyarwady Region
Ngwe Saung Beach is located in the south of Ngapali Beach and it takes shorter time – approximately 35 minutes to fly from Yangon to there. Ngwe Saung Beach is bordered by tall, green palms swaying in the breeze.
This beach is known as a new destination for relaxing and exploring as Aureum Palace, Myanmar Treasure Resort, Ngwe Saung Yacht Club & Marina and so on.
One more special wonderful thing the tourists can do is lying down and having sunbathe on the sand, walking along the seashore to enjoy peaceful atmosphere there. Especially, if the visitors get up in the morning, they can gaze with the return of fisherman after previous night with full of fresh fish, shrimps, crabs, lobster and squids.
Besides, the tourists visit Ngwe Saung Village which is located near the north end of the beach. The visitors can see and buy clothing, accessories as their gifts when they come back to their hometown. They also have meals in some restaurants in the village that offer suitable price for them to enjoy sea foods and delicious local meals.
3. Chaung Tha Beach, Ayeyarwady Division
It takes about 6 hours driving from Yangon to Chaung Tha Beach. This beach is affordable for middle classes to come. Chaung Tha Beach impresses the travelers with its offshore islands to explore. In high seasons, the beach is crowded with many tourists in over the world. They enjoy hiring a boat and explore everything about the islands surrounding, and even diving to discover all kinds of fishes in the ocean.
To the south end of the beach, the visitors can go to some beer stations, tea houses and souvenir shops. They also ride horse, play football, hire a bicycle to go around and discover everything about the beach.
4. Kanthaya Beach, Rakhine State
Kanthaya Beach takes 8 hour driving from Yangon over forested mountain roads. This beach impresses the tourists with its yellow sand mixed gravel and makes them feel comfortable when escaping from busy and noisy life. The travelers totally enjoy in the pristine and stunning natural serene without any impacts by human.
At Kanthaya Beach, the visitors meet many types of tropical birds, especially, parrots on the seashore and also the hand-woven mat walls on many houses of the local people.
In addition, the visitors can find some accommodation and also restaurants are located on the main roads. Enjoying foods and drinking beer at the station on the south end of the beach, the travelers have a panoramic view of palm tree-lined white sand beach and sweet taste of coastal life.
5. Mergui Archipelago Beach
Mergui Archipelago Beach is located in southernmost part of Myanmar, a long white beach that stretches for kilometers without a footprint in the sand.
Around the beach, there are about 800 beautiful islands with lively kinds of flora and fauna; the visitors can gaze with the amazing underwater scenes as scenic reefs, fascinating topography, prolific fish and marine life.
Walking on the seashore, the travelers usually see many monkeys sitting on the beach and leisurely snacking on crabs. It’s a wonderful scenery and unforgettable experience in their mind.
On 16th February yearly, Salone Festival on Mergui Archipelago Beach is held to show salone people special ways of life in swimming and diving skill which attracts many tourists as well as operates marine eco-adventure trips on this beach.
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