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Hpa-an

Hpa-an (ဘားအံ), Kayin State's scruffy riverside capital, isn't going to inspire many postcards home. But the people are friendly, and the city is the logical base from which to explore the Buddhist caves, sacred mountains, and rivers and lakes of the stunning surrounding countryside.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Hpa-an.