Chaung Tha Beach is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It is located 40 km to the west of Pathein, in Ayeyarwaddy Division. Car trip from Yangon to Chaung Tha via Pathein takes about 5 hours driving. The beach curves inwards in the shape of a crescent stretching for nearly a mile and has the white sand with crystal clear blue water. There lays an islet called Thebyu which means white sand, one mile diagonally across Phokalar Island is formed by oysters and shells carried and piled up by tidal waves. One can relax on the white sand, lie underneath the coconut palms, visit to Suthaungpyat Pagoda, Phokalar Island and White Sand Island near the Chaung Tha Beach.