Explore heaven-like seascape in Ngwe Saung Beach
Ngwe Saung is situated in the Bay of Bengal, the west of Myanmar. It is hardly a well-known destination beach in Myanmar, which makes this beach among the most charming unspoiled ones in Myanmar. Like its name “Ngwe”, Ngwe Saung owns a white tranquil silvery sandbank. I’m sure that you will fall head over hear in love with it right in the first time you walk here. In order to get perfectly relaxed moments in your Myanmar beach holiday, do not miss this beautiful beach.
How to get to Ngwe Saung, Myanmar
The first thing you need to do is go to Yagon, of course. And then, book Asia Dragon Express’s bus from Yagon to Ngwe Saung, which departures at 10 p.m and arrives at Ngwe Saung before 4 a.m. The return ticket cost about 15$ for each. The boarding point is in front of the Yagon railway station and the dropping one is at your hotel that is also the pick-up place for the return ticket. It is highly recommended for you to book the ticket in advance, especially in the peak travelling season to get expected comfortable seats.
Enjoy the massive beach
If you get sleepy and tired after a long bus, surroundings in Ngwe Saung will refresh you right after you see them. Beaches here are absolutely marvelous. Take a swim or sun-bathing is good ideals in Ngwe Saung. Let’s image the moment you can indulge yourself into the nature with sea breeze and susurrus of the wave. Nothing is more relaxing than it.
Take a walk round Lover’s Island
Situated off the beach, Lovers’ Island is easily accessible to walk on foot once the tide retreats. This island offers a captivating seascape with massive silvery sand, endless sea and stunning sunset. Besides, on the way to get to Lover’ Island, you will find a Buddha temple on the right and a little mermaid statue on the left. A pair of comfortable sandals is recommended since this island has many trees and sharp rocks.
Admire the pagodas on the beach
Myanmar is famous for pagodas and temples so it is not surprising that you can see pagodas everywhere in Myanmar, even on the beach. Ngwe Saung also has temples, which contributes considerably to its special beauty. Therefore, it is essential for you, tourists to admire temples here by follow all the rules of those temples.
Should you wear bikini in Ngwe Saung
You must be shocked with this tip, but it is really useful. You even have never thought that there exists a beach people do not wear bikini on it. It is Ngwe Saung. Myanmar is a country having certain restrictions and traditional modest attire. To local people, T-shirt and jeans are normal costume on the beach. They often wear pyjama or T-shirt and jeans on the beach instead of bikini. You, foreign visitors are still permitted to wear bikini as long as you carry a sarong to cover up. Be aware of local sensibilities to get a perfect stay.
ATM in Ngwe Saung
Make sure you carry enough cash for your trip in Ngwwe Saung in spite of two ATMs here because there is some information about their unreliability. Almost high end places accept credit cards but they charge a 3-5% transaction fee.