What better way to end a trip then staying on the beach for a few days?! During some research before my trip I found out that one of the best beach areas in Myanmar is the area of Ngapali in the Rakhine state. The area is reached by a long bus trip or a flight to Thandwe.
At the airport I took a taxi to the only hostel in the area located in Mya Pin close to the main beach of Ngapali. This stretch of kilometres of beach was perfect for a long walk on the beach and watch the fishermen bringing their caught fishes back to the small villages and watch the local youth playing football on the beach during sunset.
In the hostel word was out about a "secret beach on the other side of the airport" that could be reached by e-bike or taxi. So I rented an e-bike and drove to this stretch of beach that is 2 kilometres long and only has 2 luxury (and almost empty) resorts next to it and 2 huts on the beach. There were only 15 persons on the whole beach, most of them were other backpackers from the hostel. At one of the beach huts we had some freshly prepared grilled fishes.
Ngapali (and especially the "secret beach") was definitely the kind of idyllic and fairly undeveloped beach I love. The other travellers in the hostel were great to hang out with and have some diner and drinks with. And I really I felt kind of sad after 5 nights In Ngapali when I had to leave this place to return to Yangon for one more day before I had my flight back home.
Great photos Peter - it was an awesome place!
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