Chaungtha Beach, located on the western coast of Myanmar near Pathein where the waves of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean lap the shores is about 5 hours' drive away from Yangon through Pathein, and is a popular resort with local from October to April. The beach curves inwards in the shape of a crescent stretching for nearly a mile. Being more affordable than, Chaungtha is more crowded and less clean than the nearby Ngwesaung and Ngapali beaches, the two fancier and better maintained beaches. Renowned for its fresh and reasonably priced seafood. A major attraction is a small pagoda built on a limestone boulder at the southern end of the beach. Nearby fishing villages and mangrove forests are also popular amongst the local and tourists. With fine, beige sand backed by coconut palms trees, Chaungtha Beach lies 40 kilometres west of Pathein. It is about five hours drive from Yangon. Visitors often enjoy a visit to Chaungtha Beach before they wind up their trip to Myanmar. Chaungtha is more popular with local visitors so expect a more lively and raucous experience.
The white sand island, about 15 minutes’ walk to the ferry boat stand from your hotels. 25 minutes engine-boat ride for 1,000 Kyats/person. Life vests are provided to the passengers and tickets are required to buy at the ferry stand. There is a temple on the island. The island is white because of the dumping of the dead seashell
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