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The quite Land of mountains and caves, the capital city of the Karen state, Hpa- An is very beautiful and exotic land in term of the landscape, nature, culture.It is peaceful, calm and extraordinary photogenic place and best place ever for scenic photographers.


Hpa -An is the capital city of the Karen state and is located on the eastern bank of Thanlwin (Salween) river, over 500 km form Yangon, near the Thailand border .Karen people are one of the main eight ethnic groups of Myanmar . Karen State is slightly small ,but it is beautiful .Geographically ,it is a flat land dotted with small several hills and mountains.Topologically. it is mainly inhabited by Karen and Mon .The city has about 300000 population and universities .In its surrounding ,there are beautiful villages of Karen built with teak leaves , interesting large limes stone caves with Buddha statues and high mountains with over 1000 m of elevation . Nature beauty of Hpa -An is really remarkable with mountains and flat land of paddy fields .Hpa -An is the best choice to explore the lime stone step over the mountains and to enjoy the beautiful and calm nature without so many tourists .

What to see in Hpa -an :

- Shweyinmyaw pagoda
- Kyaukkalatte pagoda
- Lubini park with over 1000 Buddha statues
- Sadan cave
- Kawkon cave
- Byinnhyi Cave
- Mt -zwekapin
-U Na -Auk monastery

What you can do in Hpa-an:
-Boat ride on the Thanlwin(Salween river )
-Clim the Zwekabin mountain
-boat ride on the lake of the Sadan cave
-Boat ride to the Bats' cave (Linno gu )
-walk in the Karen village

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