Wedged between Shan State to the north and west, Kayin State to the west and south, and Thailand to the east, tiny Kayah State (ကယားျပည္နယ္) – Myanmar's smallest – is home to a disproportionate number of tribal groups, including the Yinbaw, Bre, Kayin (Karen), the eponymous Kayah (Karenni or Red Karen), and perhaps most famously, the 'longneck' Kayan (also known as Padaung).
The Far North
Myanmar’s far northern range of Himalayan ‘Ice Mountains’ is one of the world’s least-known ‘last frontiers’. Hkakabo Razi (19,295ft), the nation’s loftiest summit, is over a half a mile higher than Mont Blanc and had never been climbed until 1996. Perhaps that’s not surprising given that the trek to reach its base camp took almost a month.