Ngapali Beach is a beach located 7 kilometres(4 miles) from the town of Thandwe(Sandoway),in Rakhine State,Myanmar.It is the most famous beach in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination.Myanmar's political climate means that Ngapali is not as well publicized as other good beaches of Southeast Asia.The name "Ngapali",has no meaning in Burmese,but comes from the Italian "Napoli"(the city of Naples).

Ngapali Beach has been promoted as a major tourist destination in Myanmar.Several resorts and hotels are located in Ngapali,usually of the high end - such as Bayview Ngapali,Amata Resort,Amazing Ngapali and also the government owned Anawa.Ngapali used to have private bungalos,but these were torn down in the late 1990s to make way for the development of hotels.The hotels and small tourism industry helps to provide income for the villages around Ngapali and also Thandwe.There is also a golf course nearby.

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