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Loikaw

The capital city of the Kayah State, the land of the scenic mountains to the south of the Inle lake, home for the indigenous ethnic group who is worldly famous as Long- necked women (Long -neck Karen), loikaw is lovely and beautiful with natural falls, mountains and villages and very interesting to discover the typical culture of the minorities people of Myanmar. A visit to loikaw will be an experience of the particular world of Karen.

Loikaw

Loikaw is situated 145 km from south of  Inle lake and it elevates about 900 m above sea level.It is the capital city of Kayah State .Topologically , it is inhabited by  Kayah  who are one of the major ethnic groups of Myanmar and they are also called " Red Karen" . Loikaw region is so interesting and it  is also home for Long-Neck Karen ladies known as " Giraffe women " to most westerners and locally known as Padaung.Around loikaw, there are many villages of those   long-neck Karen (Padaug) .In fact ,they are main tourist attraction for the area.In addition to ethically interesting aspects ,  Kayah land is so beautiful with mountains , paddy fields and water falls .Thus it would not be a wrong choice  to pay a visit to loikaw to meet  special long -neck Karen ladies and discover their  daily life , their  culture , their home land and to enjoy the scenic nature of Kayah Land .

What to see in Loikaw

Taung Kwe Pagoda  : The symbolic pagoda of Liokaw being situated on two separated small rocks .It is alike a tower and it is worth to visit to have panorama view over city and region .

Cultural Museum : Cultural museum is well recommended to do before you visit different tribes around loikaw so that you understand in depth about different tribes and their cultures . Museum display well different sub groups of Kayah with names and their different costumes , their rituals which you will not see out of the season

 

What to do in Loikaw

Main Market : It is better to visit loikaw main market and you will see beautiful and colorful vegetables plus traditional goods .

Karen Villages : Karen with long brass rings are so interesting and there are several vilalges that you can visit .Most recommended villages are Pan Pet village and Tanee Lalae Village .

 

Feel free to contact us at any time for your most thorough discovery in loikaw and its surrounding .We will give you more information and arrange any travel assist for you

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