Ngwe Saung

Ngwe Saung, a great example of a real local beach

Locals riding motorbikes on the beach at sunset


Those seeking an even more remote beach experience may wish to consider Ngwe Saung, Ngapali’s slightly more rustic, laid-back younger sister. A six-hour drive away by car from Yangon, logistically speaking it can be a bit tricky to incorporate, but those that make it will be treated to a local beach experience like no other. More popular with local tourists and expats looking to escape the hustle and bustle, Ngwe Saung boasts a semi-deserted white sand beach, affordable accommodation and grilled seafood restaurants, most of which can be found in the sleepy village centre. On the way to Ngwe Saung, it is also worth stopping off at Patein, Myanmar’s fourth largest city and proud home of the iconic Burmese paper parasol.


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