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About Chaung Thar, Myanmar
Chaung Thar also known as Chaungtha is a coastal village and beach resort in Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) Region of Myanmar. The village is known for its beach which is about 5 hours from Yangon and it is fast becoming one of the most frequented beaches in the country with many beach side hotels springing up along its coastal shores. Chaungtha beach as it is popularly known is a popular resort among people in Yangon during the months of October to April. The beach is usually more crowded than nearby Ngapali and Ngwesaung beaches but relatively less expensive.
Best Chaung Thar Hotels
When planning a visit to Chaung Thar, you can get a suitable place to stay by looking through our list of Chaungtha hotels list. Thiri Hotel, Diamond Hotel and Golden Beach are some of the hotels located on Chaung Tha Beach, where guests can have a view of the Andaman Sea. These hotels are tastefully decorated, well-groomed, well equipped and offer a scenic view of the beach.
Things to do around Chaung Thar
Chaungtha is well known for its affordable fresh seafood’s and traditional Myanmar meals,
You can visit one of the several restaurants and bar that lie along the coastal shores of the beach and on the main beach road. Many of these restaurants serve mangoes and tasty local desserts as a complimentary treat. Check out some of the shops and street stalls for souvenirs and beach clothing. Visit the village’s local market for fish and vegetables. A major attraction close to Chaung Thar is the small Pagoda built on a limestone boulder at the southern end of the beach. Nearby Pokala Island is popular among tourists and just a short motorcycle-boat trip from the main beach street.
Chaung Thar traveller’s tips
During high seasons, buses leave Yangon at 6am and 9pm and take about 5 to 6 hours to reach Chaung Tha beach. These buses make about 2 to 3 stops at roadsides cafes along way. The bus fare is usually about 8000 kyats. You can also get buses from the city centre bus station in Pathein.
Taxis are more expensive but if you are travelling in a group, you can split the cost and negotiate with the taxi driver to stay in town till you have to leave to save extra cost. You can hire a scooter driver for a ride along the coast.
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