The Nyaung Chaungtha beach in Nyaungdon Town is packed with visitors during the Thingyan festival.
This resort is about an hour’s drive from Yangon.
“This is a nice economical place to chill out. We want to come here often,” said a visitor from Bago.
U Aung Naing, in charge of Nyaung Chaungtha Beach Development Committee, said, “We ensure security along the river and the beach. A team patrols the area daily.”
It takes an additional hour to reach Nyaung Chaungtha, as the roads are congested, said a visitor from Yangon.
“Thousands of visitors flocked to the beach on the third day of the Thingyan festival (water festival). The restaurants are overflowing with patrons,” said Aung Naing Thu, a restaurant owner.
Nyaung Chaungtha beach, situated in Yankinsanyar Village, Nyaungdon Town, is just 34 miles from Yangon. Usually, some 300 to 500 visit the beach daily, but it is packed with holidaymakers and Thingyan revellers now.
Tun Kyaw (Nyaungdon)