Chaungtha Travel Guide

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Chaungtha Overview

The name 'Chaungtha' in English means pleasant stream. Well, it really is pleasant, but certainly not a stream by any means.

Chaungtha is a long stretch of fine beach situated on the Bay of Bengal, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the city of Bassein or Pathein as it is called now. Actually, this beach is named for the village nearby. Accordingly, it is more commonly known as Chaungtha Beach to separate it from the village.

One can reach Chaungtha from Yangon only by car, and takes about 5 hours. The village of Chaungtha itself is a sleepy place within walking distance from the beach. It is a quaint little village that is growing in size everyday due to the rising popularity of the nearby beach.