Formerly known as Sandoway, Thandwe located in the westernmost part of Myanmar. It is a sea port city of Rakhine State. The region is mountainous with the Rakhine Yoma mountain range sending out spurs which reach the coast. It has a domestic airport and can access via air and roads. The popular tourist attraction; Ngapali Beach is located 7Km away from Thandwe. The unspoiled beautiful beach stretches about 3Km facing the Indian Ocean.