go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Introducing Hsipaw

More and more foreigners are finding their way to delightful Hsipaw (pronounced ‘see-paw’ or ‘tee-bor’), drawn by the possibilities of easily arranged hill treks that are more authentic than those around Kalaw or anywhere in northern Thailand. Many people, though, find the town's laidback vibe and intriguing history (it was once a Shan royal city) as much of an attraction and spend far longer here than they intended. With just enough tourist infrastructure to be convenient, Hsipaw remains a completely genuine northern Shan State town. Be sure to check it out before that changes.