As Tourism Expands, Sand Mining Threatens Myanmar's Tropical Beaches.
NGAPALI, Rakhine State — The palm-fringed, white sandy beaches at Ngapali stretch to the horizon and the pristine-looking scenery can easily invoke a feeling of serenity with visitors, who often travel from far to experience this beautiful coastline.
Ngapali's beautiful beaches attract many tourists, but the industry catering to them relies on the damaging extraction of local sand.
Full story with text by Paul Vrieze can be seen on Unearth Myanmar .
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