Located about 5 hours on land from Yangon, Chaung Tha is a busy with long and wide golden sand beach. It is a popular tourist spot for both locals and foreign visitors who come to relax in sparkling waters amidst picturesque surroundings. For the more adventurous, Pho Kalar Island and The’ Phyu (White Sand) Island are worth exploring, as well as the tidal mangrove forests nearby.
Sip fresh coconut water as you relax on the beach or hunt for red and green crabs in the clear water, then tuck into a feast of the freshest seafood. Be sure to try the crab dishes, which Chaung Tha is famous for.
Accommodation is a lot more affordable in Chaung Tha compared to Ngapali and Ngwe Saung, making it a popular beach destination with the locals during the weekend and public holidays from October to April. The downside of Chaung Tha is that it is under-maintained and litters can be found everywhere on the beach and its surrounding. If you are looking for a fun time and want to get to know more about the local, this is the place to go. You can find many water related activities here so there is no time to be bored.