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Kanpetlet was one of the two counties in the Chin Hills under English domination. Because of its isolation and scarcity of sufficient inhabitants to sustain it, however, it has become one of the least advanced communities in the state of Chin and Myanmar. The hometown of the Dai, Da Yindu, Uppu, Mun and Ng'gha Dai Chin Dynasties, Kan Pet Let is the home of the Ng'gha Clan.
It is the famed city of the Chin State for its own lovely Myanmar countryside.
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China State is a state of Myanmar. There' 14ownships in Chin State: The Sagaing Division is located in the northern and eastern Chin State, the Magway Division and the Rakhine State in the southern part, Bangladesh and India in the western part. Chin consists of many subgroups that are related to each other in history, but today have different language, culture and identity.
Visitors can also go to Nat-Ma-Taung or Mt Victoria Natural Reserve in Chin State.
Myanmar's pristine Chin State
At the end of January 2017 I landed in Rangoon, the former Myanmar capitol, one of the last lands to open after 50 years of seclusion under the reign of a Asian army youth. I am only 12hrs in Rangoon before setting off on a five-day trek over the Arakan Mountains in the west of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).
Although it is relatively new to Myanmar's tourist industry in comparison to other South East Asia destinations, the country is hot. Places that are often visited - Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake - are on the program. "We' re having some problems with the immigrant officer," says Khai, the head of the exposure and our tour manager, after flying from Yangon, followed by a 13 hour drive from Bagan.
In Matupi, one of Chin State's townships, we are on the borders with India and Bangladesh, where travelers from abroad were not permitted during the years of the shut down of the war. Myanmar's most sparsely inhabited and poorly developed area, the rugged, hilly and isolated Chin State is 75 percent below the country's breadline.
They are neither Buddhist nor Myanmar. They were one of the most harassed groups in Myanmar, with violent discriminations. Consequently, many have escaped to neighboring states - such as India, Malaysia and Thailand - to live in dignity.
Max, my better half, and I will be escorted by a five-man team who will be with us for the next three nights, carrying our provisions and taking us through the remotest parts of China. It is far from a traditional Myanmar tour. On our southern tour to Rakhine State we will see varied scenery; first we will enjoy scenic vistas of the Chin Hills and then dive into an untouched forest of bamboos.
Of the 39 Chin-Dörfern it is possible to reach two by road and ten by motorcycle. It is thought that chin relatives have had tattoos on their daughters' faces to make them less coveted, and that they are less likely to be abducted by Myanmar monarchs who would accept them as women.
Those older girls are the last generations to wear face tats; when they kill, a section of Chin story is banished to schoolbooks. Chin folks are incredible hearty and welcome us in their houses. While there is real splendour in these towns, it is also difficult to deal with the originality of the place.
However, then I compel myself to recall something I learned about the "fat of travelling in luxury" - how easy it is to get directly proportionate to the decrease in a trip's level of severity - and to commit myself again to the basic idea of why I am here: Chin's visit allows me to immerse myself in vibrant culture that is very different from my own.
Here, in this lost part of Myanmar, I have exchanged my luxuries for something simpler, for a close relationship with this strange countryside and its population. Left the village and went downwards until we arrived at Lay Myo River. Out of here we exit our motorcycles and get into a dug-out kayak that takes us all the way from Chin to Rakhine State - another violent area, but here the Muslim Rohingyas are the destinations.
Traveling in this part of Myanmar is not about checking points on a check list or luxurious accommodation. For me, sensible journeys like this are about dealing closely and modestly with the country and its population. Burma has been in a state of suspension since much of the twentieth centruy, and I am feeling inspiration from the privilege of exploring it and thereby enabling a change in my own view.