Kayin State

Kayin State

kyaingtong 07This state is situated at the Southern Eastern part of Myanmar. There are not only many pagodas and caves to visit but also the mountains like Zwekabin Mountain, etc, to trek. Besides, various Kayin races can be seen in the hidden villages and you can take part yourself in the Kayin N ew Year Festival happily. Kayin “Don” dance is very popular, as it’s a very lively and joyful dance. Therefore, Kayin State is one of the appropriate regions for nature lovers, trekking and culture. Hpa – An is the capital of Kayin State and the principal crops cultivated are paddy, peanut, sesames, tobacco, betel nut, sugarcane, and rubber. Its natural resources include iron, lead, copper, tin and tungsten. Pinkado and a variety of other woods are valuable produce of the area. The picturesque capital is set amid broad lakes, lush islands, soaring limestone crags, and mountain ranges receding in to the distance. Mt.

Mt. Zwekabin

One of the most sacred mountains in the country and there is a pagoda that sits atop it. At the base of the mountain are 1,080 Buddha images that are hard-carved into the rock. To get to the top it will take 2 hours, hiking up a massive stairway, but of course the view from on top is rewarding as you will be greeted with unobstructed views of the surrounding area. There is a monkey feeding event every day around 11:00 and the compound will provide a lunch service for those who arrive before noon. It’s said that encased in the pagoda is a start pf Buddha’s hair.

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