This beautiful 15km (10 mile) palmed lined white sand beach is amazingly almost empty of tourists. The area must be expecting a large influx of visitors as empty luxury resorts line the north end. At the town’s main junction and bus stop the street goes left, to cheaper accommodation, or right, towards town. A small touristy village resides on the beach’s parallel road selling cheap trinkets and delicious seafood. In low tide a small island is available to walk to and around. Package tours can orchestrate transport and hotels but the beach is easily reachable from Yangon without prearrangement. The bus station next to Yangon’s train station sells tickets for the 6 hour bumpy ride. However passengers should be wary of being passed off to smaller buses and charged again. Air Bagan flies to Pathein which is an hour away by bus.