With its turquoise blue waters and stunning sunsets, Ngapali, Myanmar’s most popular beach, is thriving as a holiday spot. It’s countryside vibe, well-preserved culture and local attractions cater to all manner of travellers from wedding parties and business guests to FITS and backpackers.
Here are five tips on how to visitors can make their most of their stay on Myanmar’s idyllic coastline.
A bucket list-experience: wake up early and enjoy the sunrise in a hot air balloon floating over the town of Thandwe. Plan ahead and purchase your ticket from Oriental Ballooning.
The balloon ride lifts off right next to a hilltop pagoda, you’ll feel the gentle breeze as you float over the bucolic landscape below. Fly low across Thandwe river, peek down to see locals greeting you with waving hands and a friendly ‘Mingalabar’ – local wishes of fortune. Climbing high, you can take in the 360-degree panoramic view of the river, rice fields, and villages while you enjoy the tranquil silence.