Hpa an Karen state MyanmarState of Myanmar Hpa and Karen
The Zwekabin Natural Hotel is located in Hpa-an and has an outdoor swimming pool.
The happy capitol of the Kayin State: Hpa-an weekends in and around the city
An austere overnight stay in a convent on Mount Zwegabin, a Tuk-Tuk trip through the places and a spectacular evening sunset bird excursion, all in all it is the ideal use of two evenings and three of them. Travellers tired of travelling around must find the lime stone caverns and the pointed landscape a welcome help (although there are still many pagodas).
Thursday evening a Myanmar teammate of mine was helping me get a last-minute ride in a Shwe Sin Setkyar coach. At 14:15 o'clock, after a depressingly sultry trip with little scene, I got out in the shade of Hpa-an's 15 minutes quick watch spire. I swing past the Soe Brothers Youth hostel and was brought to the site by a dignified guy with whitish, bosky brows.
K2500 I was raced 13 kilometers eastwards to the base of Mt Zwegabin, which is lined with 1120 cleanly arranged sitting Buddhas. Guides assume it will take two to four an hour. Instead, after having fended off the Dutchman' s challenges on the lower hillsides, I passed a four-man Myanmar dynasty about halfway.
With overhauls and bursts of debris, the racing went on. There is a large handy storage container at the top. There is a base dish of paddy, thyme and thyme at 7 pm. Rather, I blew down the mound to go back to the Soe Brothers to get on their last 8:30 touring.
I' ve been informed that Galaxy Motel and others do their own trips, but the Soe Brothers' are the most beloved. There are seven stations: four caverns, a "waterfall", the already mentioned Buddha-filled gardens and a finely tuned stone pillar of an artificial mud pond - which is as strange to look at as it is to describe.
Bus stop 1 and 4, the Yathaypyan and Saddar caverns, often known as Saddan, are definitely the highpoints. The Saddar Grotto regards the cookie as the most interesting sights. On the basis of the available information, it fights bladder infection by mixing it with ricewater and high blood pressure with cool, cooked sugared waters - a miracle that it has not yet been broken down.
One of the other two has a slightly interesting tortoise and an oligator cut into the soil, and the other a high observation deck and bold apes. According to how long your group lasts at each place, the trip returns around 16-17 o'clock. There is a beautiful view of Zwegabin and the stream from the higher rock to the west, but make sure you don't lie down up there as the downhill is close to the bottom.
The Soe Brothers Youth hostel has dormitories, individual rooms with and without climate control and a few double rooms. Whites (near the tower) makes a delicious K500 green pepper beet pulp and nana for breakfasts, and near the local market there is a hidden refrigerator with a magnum and balls of go chocolate chips (not rainbow).
Busses run to Rangoon and other places on a regular basis, just ask at the Herberge. My car started at 9:30, but since the watch is the second station, you have to stay alert. Excursion by boat to Monlamyine, the capitol of the state of Mon, is an optional extra. Hpa-an is often the last foretaste of Myanmar for the backpack junkie, so there is an contagious school's-out environment.
This is one of the most beloved stations on Myanmar's touristic path, there is much to like and little to detest, and therefore it is a great place to enjoy a few free day.