Beaches and Resorts
Myanmar is surrounded by five neighboring countries but it is not a land-locked country because its west and south regions open into the sea. The Rakhine coast, on Myanmar's west, faces the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, and the southern Tanintharyi coast fronts the emerald green Andaman Sea.
Myanmar has ten major unspoiled beach areas. Ngapali, Kanthaya, Chaungtha, Ngwe Saung and Letkhokkon beach resorts are in the west and southern beaches such as Jone Jone Kya, Kyaikkami, Set Se, and Maung Magan, plus "Thahtay kyun" a marine resort at Kawthon. The western seaboard is open to visitors for eight months of a year, from October to May.