Cheduba (Manaung) Island
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Cheduba (Manaung) Island is located in Western Myanmar.
Cheduba (Manaung) Island is a part of the Kyaukphyu District mainly located in Rakhine State. In the year 1826, the island was started name as Cheduba Island by the British. It is the second-largest island of Rakhine State surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the West and Northwest. Nearby islands are Ye Kyun and Tiak Kyun. The local residents are Rakhine, Chin, Thet and Dinet.
The island is at an elevation of 205 meters. There are many beautiful and untouched beaches along the coastline but some are restricted to play water due to the big waves. The road connecting the 5 villages (Owa, Thitpon, Manaung, Budaunggwe, Sachet, and Meainmagwe) is the main transport to get the place to place on the island. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (Myanmar) is working together with the State Government to promote new destinations and eco-tourism sector.
This is the best way to get the island. As a note, in the misty days, the flying time might be longer than normal. The cost will be around $20 for a person.
Yangon(8:00 AM)-Manaung (9:10 AM) (Every Monday to Friday)
First, the visitors have to get the bus from Yangon Aung Mingalar Bus Station to Taungok(13000 -15000 mmk). This is the overnight ride and it takes around 14 hours. From then, to the island, they need to take the boat (7000 mmk) and only takes 2 hours.
In the rainy season or stormy days, transportation to the island can be hard.