Sunday, January 24, 2016

Myanmar Motorcycle Journey 13 - Chaungthar

In case you haven't noticed, the new
camera is waterproof.
The vacation was winding down and I had pretty much run out of road. My next destination was to go home to Yangon, but before I did, I had three wonderful days at the beach resort town of Chaungthar.

I seem to be missing a bunch of video from my exploration of the town of Chaungthar itself. That's all right. The town was interesting, but crowded and dirty, especially since I was there during the first weekend of 2016 and the place was packed with local tourists from Yangon.

I'd been told not to miss the beaches north of town, so on my second day, I took the bike up the road to see where it would lead. I drove all the way to Shwetaungyan where the road ended at a river and a rickety looking boat ferried people across.

Yes, the beaches north of Chaungthar are not to be missed. Not only are they beautiful with soft white sands and warm clear water, but they're also empty. You get them all to yourself. That's nice, but at the same time, I for one like a beach chair. Maybe a beachfront restaurant with cold beverages. The beaches near Shwetaungyan have got that too!  Well, at least a couple of them do.

Enjoy the video!


  1. That beach you were on looked lovely! Glad you enjoyed it! Blessings...

  2. You say the trip was life changing, and that you feel like you really know the people now. What the biggest thing you now know about them?


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