Ngwe Saung Beach
Ngwe Saung has only recently made a name for itself as a beach destination. The name Ngwe Saung translates in to ‘Silver Beach’ and it is easy to see why. The wide ribbon of sand stretches 14 kilometers on the Bay of Bengal and appears silver in color from a distance. The small fishing town is blessed with a long-stretch of beach that is mostly undeveloped. If a tranquil beach is what you are seeking, then look no further than Ngwe Saung. From Yangon, it takes around 5-6 hours to reach Ngwe Saung by road. As you leave the city the landscapes quickly shift from concrete-lined streets to the lush flatlands of the Irrawaddy Delta. Glimpses of farms and fields pass by with only small villages dotting the roadside. The narrow main street, which runs parallel to the beach, is lined with small wooden shops and open-air restaurants. Do not expect to find flashing neon lights, late night bars or any of the trappings of other popular beach destinations: Ngwe Saung is nothing like that. Most hotels are located beachside, granting you easy access to the waters and beach. With a range of accommodation options and relatively close distance from Yangon, Ngwe Saung is a great place to unwind within a Myanmar holiday.
Do you like peace and tranquility, and visit places "far from the madding crowd?" Enjoy Ngapali beach where you can get there just only 45mins fly from Yangon to Thandwe Airport situated about 7km away from the beach. It is famous for its natural and unspoiled beauty up to this day. The beach stretches about 3 km with soft white sand fringed by coconut palms. Spend your days lazing under palm trees, swimming in the clear waters or discovering nearby islands by boat – Ngapali is the perfect beach break. Bicylce tours are arranged to visit the nearby villages. The villagers usually sun-dry their fish, shrimp and coconut and these products are transported to Yangon and over the country. The best time to visit this beach is during October and May of every year. Ngapali beach is blissfully underdeveloped, with the hotels restricted by a building law stating they must be ‘no taller than a palm tree’. A handful of small bamboo-hut restaurants can be found on the sands but do not expect any large shops, fancy restaurants or heaps of tourist-geared activities. Ngapali’s natural beauty is the star here. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday with time to read and refresh, Ngapali with its lovely beaches is the place to visit. There you will find serenity and peace of mind amidst beautiful scenery.