Best Tourist Places to Visit in Gwa, Myanmar, Asia

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Gwa, Myanmar, Asia

Gwa is sited on the Asian continent towards the west of the Myanmar in Rakhine State. It is a town in the state of Rakhine and agriculture and fishing is the main form of living in the town. Gwa is sited at a distance of 500 km from the capital city Naypyidaw. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 18029’N and 94017’ E.


Climate in Gwa:

During summer season the average temperature is 340 C and in winter temperature drops to 70 C.


History of Gwa:

Since Gwa is a town in Rakhine State, most of its history is associated with the state’s history. Fishing was the main occupation of the people in this town before the arrival of the British in the region. After the arrival of the British the region near to the Sea began to develop into a port. Rice cultivated in Rakhine state was sold to traders who would export these goods along with other precious goods to foreign countries. Many battles were fought in this region before and during the British Rule, from the period 1784 till 1939.


Tourist in Gwa:  

Gwa is small town situated on the Coast of Bay of Bengal and there are plenty of sightseeing spots in and around the town which offers breathtaking view, tourists can take pleasure in beaches which are spotless and at the back drop there is small forest which is bounded by lush greenery where tourists can explore the region. Populaces of the region are very friendly with the tourists and they can view the culture and can learn the local language as well.


Places to visit in Gwa:

Point (Viewpoint)

From this viewpoint one can have a picturesque of the surrounding scenic beauty.


Shwe Zedi Kyaung Monastery

This is a 100 year old Buddhist Monastery dedicated to a political monk of the country.


Pyay-Lone-Chan-Thar Pharagri

This place is dedicated to the Buddhist monks is close to Shwe Zedi Kyaung monastery.



Regarded as one of the most prestigious Buddhist pagodas in the country, it was built during the period of Emperor Ashoka from 269 – 232 B.C.

Rakhine State Cultural Museum

Museum displays various ancient artifacts and other historical evidences pertaining to the bygone eras of the region.


Means of Commutation to Gwa:

Gwa is a small town located on the Coast of Bay of Bengal and nearest airport to Gwa is Thandwe Airport located at the distance of 140 kms from the town which caters with daily flights from Thandwe Airport to places like Sittwe, Yangon, Bassein, and Kyaukpyu. From airport tourists can avail Taxis or Buses services to reach Gwa town.

Gwa is well connected via road ways and there is regular inter city transportation facilitated by Buses, Cycle Rickshaws, Horse carriage, Ferry and Taxis.

There are also long distance Ferry services such as cruises commuting passengers from Gwa to Sittwe, Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Minbya, Myebon, Buthidaung, Thandwe, Ann, Pauktaw, Toungup, Kyauktaw and Ponnagyun.


Accommodation Options at Gwa:

Gwa is a small beach town resort and has few hotels and guesthouses which provides good staying facilities to customers and other major hotels are located at the distance of 50 to 150 kms from the town which provides world class facilities to the tourists who visit the region which cost from $ 20 to $ 150 and above per day. Some of the hotels in and around Gwa are listed here below:

  • Aureum Resort & Spa – Nqwe Saung
  • Diamond Ngapali Hotel
  • Pleasant View Resort
  • Royal Beach Motel
  • Bayview – The Beach Resort
  • Silver Beach Hotel
  • Memento Resort
  • Arakan Land Resort
  • Sandoway Resort
  • Yoma Cherry Lodge

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