Rakhine State


Amazing Diving Sites in Myanmar: Ngapali Beach

Posted on October 13th, by Juan in Activities, Beaches. 4 comments

This is Ngapali beach, an amazing white sand and clear blue water beach on the Bay of Bengal in the Rakhine State. It is one of the best sites in the world for diving.

This is the diving boat from Ngapali Water Sport Center that takes you from the harbour to the local dive site (1 hour trip) or to the off shore dive site (2 hours trip).

It’s a fantastic day activity. Just image yourself early in the morning in this boat, having a coffee and some fruit, and all excited for the coming dives!

Time to get ready! So exciting! Put on your gear, check everything is working well with the dive master and jump to the little boat to reach the diving site.

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The Fishing Village of Gwa in Rakhine State

Posted on May 26th, by Juan in Beaches. 15 comments

Deserted white sandy beach of Gwa.

Gwa is a small and rural fishing village 6 hours drive from Yangon.

Local life is based around the sea.

Gwa is characterised by a rural way of life, set against the backdrop of the coconut-lined beach.

The streets of Gwa are quiet with little traffic. Here people get around either by foot, bicycle or moped.

A beaten-up old truck being fixed before another long journey along the bumpy Myanmar roads.






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