Anyone who has plans to visit Myanmar/Burma is probably aware of the changes taking place in that mysterious and isolated country. Doors are opening and travel agents everywhere are jockeying to get in on the expected surge of tourism. Though you’ve certainly heard of Ngpali, already something of a major tourist resort, so far there’s been little mention of Chaungtha Beach.
One reason for its exclusion from standard travel itineraries is the relative difficulty in getting there. The nearest ‘travel hub’ is Pathein, about 36km and three hot and bumpy hours away by bus. The alternative is an air-conditioned bus [...]