Pathein was once an ancient sea port and now a beautiful city. The sea has receded so Pathein no longer lies on its shores but instead on the banks of Pathein River. It is a charming centre of the network of river traffic that criss-crosses the delta. Rathein is very near to the Silver Beach and Chaung Thar.
Capital city of Myanmar's delta region and gateway to Chaungtha and Ngwe Saung beach. Pathein is well known by its production of unique parasol locally called "Pathein Hti". Forty kilometers west of Pathein lies the beach resort of Chaungtha. Myanmar's latest beach resort Ngwe Saung has the longest shore 9 miles, bordered by tall, green palms. The long unspoilt beach of purest white sand and crystal clear blue water is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Air Bagan operates regular flights to Pathein for tourists visiting Ngwe Saung.
Ngwe Saung in particular, the virgin sandy beach on the tropical Bay of Bengal, is a new discovery with nearby islands surrounded by fertile seas of tropical aquatic life. Diving, snorkelling, and sailing are all available for those who desire pursuit more active than watching local fishermen drag the morning’s catch onto the pristine sand.