The coastal areas of Bay of Bengal have Myanmar’s premier beach destinations. Just south of Bangladesh is situated forgotten kingdom and trading port of Mrauk U. The mountain regions of the western Myanmar in Chin state and Rakhine state are home to Chin tribes who practice decorating their ladies faces with tattoos.
Destinations in Western Myanmar
Mount Victoria, otherwise known as Nat Ma Taung in Burmese and Khaw-nu-soum or Khonuamthung in Chin, is the highest mountain in the Chin State and third tallest in Myanmar. It is 3,053m (10,016 ft) above sea level. The mountain is a six-hour drive west of Bagan in the Chin Hills, within Kanpalet Township, Mindat District. The mountain and the surrounding area is also a part of the Nat Ma Taung National Park, an ASEAN Heritage park that covers 72,300 hectares in the Chin Hills.
Ngwe Saung Beach is unrivaled in beauty and serenity, with gorgeous turquoise waters, soft sand beaches and the cool shade of coconut palms. For those who can tear themselves away from the art of relaxation, the clear blue waters offer excellent opportunities for snorkeling, sea kayaking, wind surfing and kite sailing.