Photos: Luxury hotels sit unused in Burmese paradise

Photos: Luxury hotels sit unused in Burmese paradise

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NGWE SAUNG, BURMA - JANUARY 26: A view of the infinity pool at the new Ngwe Saung Yacht Club at the southern end of Ngwe Saung, Burma on January 26, 2014. The Yacht club boasts 135 rooms, 2 restaurants, and a variety of Beachfront activities. However, the resort having been opened for one month, has yet to accommodate more than a few guests. Ngwe Saung Beach, located in the Ayeyarwady Division of Burma, has been undergoing rapid development in preparation for the South East Asia Games and the tourism boom occurring throughout the country. According to displaced Ayeyarwady region residents and the local news organizations much of the land used to build the resorts was taken by the Burmese government through a series of land grabs in 2000. The large stretch of beach has almost 10 miles packed with luxury resorts and bungalows with prices ranging from $35 to the Ngwe Saung Yacht club offering accommodation for up to $300 in a night. Many of these rooms remain empty with only a minuscule number of tourists enjoying the untouched beauty Ngwe Saung has to offer. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 28, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Photos from Ngwe Saung Beach on January 26, 2014 in Burma. The resorts dotting the coast have few if any occupants even during "High Season" or peak tourist season. Ngwe Saung Beach, located in the Ayeyarwady Division of Burma, has been undergoing rapid development in preparation for the South East Asia Games and the tourism boom occurring throughout the country. According to displaced Ayeyarwady region residents and the local news organizations much of the land used to build the resorts was taken by the Burmese government through a series of land grabs in 2000. The large stretch of beach has almost 10 miles packed with luxury resorts and bungalows with prices ranging from $35 to the Ngwe Saung Yacht club offering accommodation for up to $300 in a night. Many of these rooms remain empty with only a minuscule number of tourists enjoying the untouched beauty Ngwe Saung has to offer

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