Now digitised, but not always working, Hpa-an's clock tower is lit up at night like a gaudy lollipop.

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2. Mosque

0.18 MILES

The main mosque in Hpa-an.

3. Market


Hpa-an's vibrant market is good for a wander and a chat with the locals.

4. Monastery

0.23 MILES

Monastery in the west of Hpa-an, close to the river.

5. Shweyinhmyaw Paya

0.41 MILES

Close to the waterfront, this golden pagoda is a popular hang-out around sunset, as well as an easy place to watch the world go by during the day.

6. Kyauk Kalap

4.88 MILES

Standing proud in the middle of a small, artificial lake is Kyauk Kalap, a tall finger of sheer rock atop which is one of the more unusual pagodas in…

7. Kawgun Cave & Yathaypyan Cave

5.59 MILES

The 7th-century artwork of the Kawgun Cave consists of thousands of tiny clay buddhas and carvings plastered all over the walls and roof of this open…

8. Kaw Ka Thawng Cave

6.31 MILES

This area actually consists of three caves, only two of which are generally open to the public.