The very pristine, crystal and transparent water with white sand makes prettiest beach in Myanmar known as Ngapali back grounded by swaying palms. It is the most famous beach in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination. Ngapali Beach is located 7 km from the town of Thandwe in Rakhine State. The Ngapali beach is a good place to relax and take a break from the stress at the end of your trip after your holidays in Myanmar. It is not only relax in the beach but also there is more other activities to do around Ngapali. Just in the south of Ngapali beach, worth to visit Fishing village at Gyeiktaw, Thandwe market, Three famous pagodas sightseeing, Zalon monastery, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Elephant camp, Biking etc…
Gyeiktaw fishing village
Adjacent the Ngapali beach of the south, a busy fishing village is in Gyeiktaw. Fishermen begin setting and drawing drift nets before dawn and continue into the late morning, when they load their catches in baskets. Women carry the baskets of fish on foot to nearby villages, then return with lunch for the men; everyone breaks to eat at mid-day, then some pack up while others continue fishing till early evening. This fishing village in not only worth to visit but also presious place for the photographers.
It is just off the coast at the southern end of Ngapali Beach. Why not to spend half day or full day for your enjoyment at the island. we organize snorkeling trips to the island. Trips can include snorkeling and fishing. There is even a restaurant on the island, the only one, which serves drinks and food.
Start early to Gyeiktaw Village in the south. In the morning you can watch the local fishermen unload their catch from the night before. Afterwards, from the village walk up the mountain. There you will find a standing Buddha (21 m) and a meditation center to relax and spend some time. Afterwards go on to Abe Village, famous for the mangrove forest and authentic people.
Thandwe market and 3 famous pagodas in Thandwe
The central Thandwe market is very colorful and the trip can be extended visiting 3 famous pagodas which are located separately on the hills around the city. These pagodas are on the vantage points to see panoramic view over the city. As well as you could visit the weaving of small bamboos stick for the table, curtain of window.