Chin State attractions

Top Choice Mountain in Chin State

Mt Victoria

The highest peak in Chin State – 10,016ft high – and the third highest in all Myanmar, stunning and little-visited Mt Victoria is the principal attraction of southern Chin State. Located within Nat Ma Taung National…
Top Choice Lake in Rihkhawdar

Rih Lake

This small, heart-shaped lake has huge spiritual significance for the Mizo people, who inhabit both sides of the nearby Myanmar–India border. Rih Lake certainly has a magical, tranquil setting: the water shines a de…
Mountain in Tiddim

Kennedy Peak

Kennedy Peak stands 8868ft high, making it Chin State's second-highest mountain. The site of a battle between the British and Japanese in WWII, the peak is as yet untouched by tourism, so there are no known hiking r…
Buddhist Temple in Falam

Yanpaymanpay Paya

This temple with a golden zedi (stupa) and a sitting, white-faced Buddha surrounded by five disciples looms over Falam from almost the highest point above the town. There are absolutely sublime, panoramic views acro…
Village in Tiddim

Siang Sawn

This rather strange, impeccably tidy village is an oddity in that it remains animist despite its proximity to heavily Christian Tiddim. In fact, all its inhabitants (many of whom wear traditional Chin costume) follo…
Church in Falam

Falam Baptist Church

It's not very old – dating back only to 1983 – but this is possibly the largest church in Chin State and it dominates Falam. It's worth checking it out on a Sunday, when it's packed out and the sound of the congrega…
Buddhist Pagoda in Mindat

Sanminedidisiv Paya

Climb the steep steps to this small golden zedi (stupa) perched above Mindat for awesome views over the surrounding area. It's at the far end of town, 15 minutes from the market, off the main road.
Viewpoint in Hakha

View Point

Fine views over Hakha and the surrounding hills from this viewing platform about a mile outside town. To find it, follow Bo Gyoke Rd south past the football stadium and head uphill for 25 minutes.
Church in Hakha

Hakha Baptist Church

With its fine stone steeple and red roof, this is the most distinctive and historic of Hakha's many churches. Funded by American missionaries, it dates back to 1908, but was extensively rebuilt in the early 1960s. I…
Historic Building in Falam

Former District Commissioner's House

Back when the Chin Hills were part of British Burma, they were administered from this red-brick house, the former home of the District Commissioner. The house is around 100 years old, but it's still a government bui…