Kayin State is an administrative division of Myanmar and also known as Karen State. The capital city is Hpa-an. The Karen people in Myanmar are Christian, Buddhist and animist. Most Christian Karens are Baptists.
It has common borders with Mandalay Division and Shan State on the north, Kayah State and Thailand on the east, Mon State and Bago Division on the west. Its area is 11,731 square miles.
Together with Sagaw Kayins, Po Kayins, Bwe Kayins and Pako Kayins, Shans, Paos, Myanmarns, and Mons also live in Kayin State, comprising seven Townships and 410 Wards and Village-Tracts. Its population is about 1,057,505.
Now, the Thanlwin Bridge crossing the mighty Thanlwin river has been constructed and accessibility became more convenient to the state. Mount Zwegabin is the landmark of Kayin State.
WHERE TO VISIT
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
- Kayin New Year Festival
MORE ABOUT KAYIN STATE
- Photo Gallery of Hpa An