Hpa An - Kayin State

Hpa-an is a capital of Kayin State. Recently removed from the restricted list of travel destinations. Possible to reach it by road from Yangon across a new Bridge ( Thanlwin ) over the Thanlwin River. Hpa-an is small town but busy commerce center you can see farmer coming to town in horsecarts or trishaws stacked with baskets or mas to sell in the market. Most of people are Kayin.

 

Interesting Places

Mt.Zwegabin

The Zwekabin Hill has a very unusual shape, which, once seen, is not easily forgotten. The leading town in the northern section is Thandaung. It is a very beautiful hill station and an important tea, coffee and fruit producing region. It is the land mark of the Kayin state.

 

Shwe Yin Myaw

 

Kawgun Cave

Kawgun cave is located near Kawgun village, which is two miles distance from Hpa An township, Kayin State. It is a natural lime stone cave and measures 200 fts height and 300 fts length. The rock surfaces is profusely decorated with diffent kinds of clay Buddha images and votive tablets. It is a rare cave in the lower Myanmar. According to the style of the Buddha images it can be datable to 15th century A.D. Hanthawaddy period.

 

Ingyin Tahtaung

 

Kyauk Kan Latt

 

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