Chaungtha, Pathein

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Chaungtha
ချောင်းသာ
Village
Chaungtha
Skyline of Chaungtha
Chaungtha is located in Myanmar
Chaungtha
Chaungtha
Coordinates: 16°58′0″N 94°27′0″E / 16.96667°N 94.45000°E / 16.96667; 94.45000Coordinates: 16°58′0″N 94°27′0″E / 16.96667°N 94.45000°E / 16.96667; 94.45000
Country Myanmar
Division Ayeyarwady
Township Pathein
Village Chaungtha
Population 900
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)

Chaungtha (Burmese: ချောင်းသာ [tɕʰáʊɴ ðà]) is a village and beach resort located in Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar. Chaungtha Beach, as it is more commonly known, is about 5 hours' drive away from Yangon, and is a popular resort with Yangonites from October to April.[1] As it is relatively more affordable than the nearby Ngwesaung and Ngapali beaches, Chaungtha is also more crowded and less cleanly than the two more expensive and better maintained beaches.

Etymology[edit]

Chaungtha received its name from the small stream (chaung) which flowed at the western part of the village. In the Burmese language, Chaungtha means Pleasant Stream.

Attractions[edit]

Chaungtha is renowned for its fresh and reasonably priced seafood. A major attraction is a small pagoda built on a limestone boulder at the southern end of the beach. Nearby fishing villages and tidal mangrove forests are also popular among the tourists.

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