As the only beach destination with an airport, Ngapali is the most popular beach in Myanmar amongst foreign tourists. Another unspoilt beach which is closer to Yangon is Ngwe Saung, but it takes 6 hours by bus or car to get there.
The beaches on the Bay of Bengal in the Rakhine State are known for their white sand and clear blue water.
Ngapali has several unspoilt beaches, which are lined with palm trees providing natural shade.
Hotels and resorts have bamboo bungalows on the beach like this.
The houses in Ngapali are built in the traditional style, like this wooden house surrounded by palm trees.
Ngapali has a small fishing harbour, here you can see the boats before going out to sea.
Light bulbs suspended from bamboo for fishing at night. At night time the coast is lit up by these boats at sea.
Woman spreads out fish on nets to dry in the sun on the beach.
Woman waiting for her friend to help her carry the dried fish.