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Ngapali Beach

Getting there & around

Visitors reach Ngapali via the Thandwe Airport (42611), 5km north of the beach, or the Thandwe bus station, 9.5km northeast. Flights to Yangon start at US$56, and to Sittwe at US$46.

Long-distance bus services to and from Yangon take about 20 hours, leaving Ngapali around 2pm, and cost K11,000. Ye Aung Lan (43500) sends buses along the smoother route (via Gwa). Aung Thit Sar (43499) goes via Pyay on a stomach-churning trip over the mountains, the bus stuffed with bags of dried fish. Buses will pick you up from your guesthouse. Alternatively, a pick-up from Ngapali leads to Thandwe (K500, 45 minutes), from where it is a trishaw ride to the bus station.

Overland travel to Sittwe is currently not allowed, but it is possible to take a boat from Taunggok, reached by pick-up or the Pyay bus from Thandwe.

Guesthouses around Ngapali rent bicycles for about K2000 per day.