This division covers the delta area. It has over four million acres of cultivated fields. The chief crops are paddy and jute. Pathein is the capital, which is the fifth largest city and the seaport on Ngawun River. Chaungtha Beach Resort faces the Bay of Bengal. The motor road from Yangon passes through Nyaung Don, Pan Tanaw and Kyaung Gon before reaching Pathein. There also is a steamer service between Yangon and almost all delta towns.
Situated in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta about 190 km west of Yangon; the port of Pathein is noted for its colourful parasols and pottery. Chaungtha Beach is only 40 km west of Pathein.
Chaung-Thar Beach is located 40 km to the west of Pathein (Bassein) in Ayeyarwaddy Division. It is about 5 hours drive from Yangon via Pathein to Chaung-Thar Beach. There are bungalow type hotels along the beach with modern facilities.
Ngwe Saung Beach
It is a newly opened beach about 48 km from Pathein. This unspoilt beach stretches 15 km of white sand and blue sea. There are newly constructed bungalows with local flavour but equipped with modern facilities. Fringed with palm trees, all hotels face the beach.
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