Hpa an WaterfallThe Hpa and Waterfall
Guidebook of the lovely Hpa An
Hpa An is the capital of the state of Kayin in Myanmar. Hpa-An has a total of over 0.4 million inhabitants. The majority of the Kayin State residents are Karen. Hpa-An normally has hot weather all year round. Hpa-An can be visited through a tourist office or you can take a coach from the Aung Min Gallar Highway in Yangon.
Upon arrival in Hpa An, you can rent a motorcycle or kauk thaw (Burmese name) to see the whole city. Recently the Hpa-An area has been established and has become a favourite touristic attraction in Myanmar. The most important touristic places in Hpa-An are Zwegabin Hill, Kyaukkalatt, Kawtgon (Burmese terms) and Saddan (Burmese terms) Caves.
Saddan is the longest and biggest of the Kayin Caves. There is also a nice waterfall named Kyone-Htaw (Burmese terms). From Hpa-An to this astonishing waterfall it only lasts about twoh. The Karen New Year is a renowned Karen custom. It is held every year in December.
Celebrating the New Year of the Karen, they enjoyed with a lot of action the folk costumes, the folk dances and the music. Hpa-An has many idyllic resorts, lodges and inns. You can find the best prices for Hpa-An on Jovago.com.mm if you want to come to this town on public holiday.
Activities in Hpa-An, Myanmar
Situated on the eastern shore of the Thanlwin River with breathtaking vistas, Hpa-An is set on almost every hillside amidst calcareous hills and stupas. From the beautiful Kan Thar Yar See (15 minutes on foot from the town of Hpa An) you have a wonderful view of Zwegabin. Zaydan Road in downtown Hpa An offers a range of tea houses and dining options with a menu in various languages that serve traditional and Oriental dishes, and at sundown it is a good idea to drive to the Road River Front beach to take a look over the Thanlwin; there is a snack bar selling alcohol and beers near the return point for Mawlamyine craft.
When I visited Hpa-an, Myanmar, I decided to tour/tuk-tuk with my friends verse, and I was happy to do so. Kyone Htaw Waterfall Street!! This is the listing of the places of interest I have seen during the pagoda and caving:) Bavaria Nyi Grotto, Yathae Pyan Grotto, Kawgoon Grotto, Kaw Ka Taung Grotto, Kyauk Kalap Pagoda, Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda, Zwedabin Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Kan Thar Yar See.
When you' ve had enough of Bagan sanctuaries and wanted to do something else in Hpa-An, you' ll be climbing Mount Zwedabin (723m) in Hpa-An. Alternatively, you can take a long ride through the secluded landscape and explore the Kyone Htaw waterfall in the state of Kayin. The area has many miracles of nature to offer, this waterfall is one of the most astonishing places.
On the Thanlyin Rive, 70 km from Hpa-An, a small city named Myaing Gyi Ngu has untouched nature beauties and many pagodas and sanctuaries along the riverbank with a stunning landscape views. During my stay I was amazed to see some of my best buddies and to welcome them.