Hpa-An is the small but bustling capital of Kayin State, located close to the border with Thailand and is rarely visited by western travellers. The town itself is not particularly inspiring but the surrounding scenery and authentic charm make it an interesting stop en route from Mawlamyine to Yangon.
Hpa-An is surrounded by limestone mountains with the tallest being Mt Zwegabin where close by you can visit the impressive Kawgun Cave. Hidden away in the hills the cave was discovered in 1975 and contains thousands of 7th century tiny clay Buddha images and carvings, hidden precariously over the walls and roof of the main cave.
Suggested itineraries featuring Hpa-An
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Accommodation choices for Hpa-An
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Hpa-An. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Hotel Zwe-Ka Bin is a simple property located on the outskirts of Hpa-An, flanked by pretty limestone mountains and facing Mount Zwekabin.
Located at the foot of Zwegabin Mountain, Hpa-An Lodge is a comfortable boutique option that can be found a short drive away from Hpa-An’s small, yet bustling town.