Top things to do in Hpa-an

Top Choice Cave in Hpa-an

Saddan Cave

This football-stadium-sized cave is simply breathtaking, its entrance dominated by dozens of buddha statues, a couple of pagodas and some newer clay wall carvings.In absolute darkness (bring a torch; otherwise, for …
Top Choice Burmese in Hpa-an

San Ma Tau Myanmar Restaurant

This local institution is one of the most appealing Burmese restaurants anywhere in the country. Friendly and popular, it serves a vast selection of rich curries, hearty soups and tart salads, all accompanied by pla…
Buddhist Monastery in Hpa-an

Kyauk Kalap

Standing proud in the middle of a small, artificial lake is Kyauk Kalap, a tall finger of sheer rock mounted by one of the most unlikely pagodas in Myanmar. The rock offers great views of the surrounding countryside…
Cave in Hpa-an

Kawgun Cave & Yathaypyan Cave

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 cavern. Just over a mile away is the Yathaypyan Cave, which conta…
Buddhist Temple in Hpa-an

Shweyinhmyaw Paya

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.
Cave in Hpa-an

Kaw Ka Thawng Cave

This area actually consists of three caves, only two of which are generally open to the public.Kaw Ka Thawng is the first cave you'll come to and has been gentrified with slippery tile floors and numerous buddha sta…
Chinese in Hpa-an

Khit Thit Restaurant

Chinese-inspired dishes fill the menu at this friendly, clean place that also shows the soccer. The English-language menu has many options, including plenty of vegetarian ones, or it's OK just for a beer.
Shan in Hpa-an

Yadanar 2

The Hpa-an branch of a famous restaurant in Taunggyi, Shan State, Yadanar 2 serves up tasty Shan noodles, as well as noodle soups, dumplings and a nice lemon fish dish.
Chinese in Hpa-an

Lucky 1

This popular place is the closest thing Hpa-an has to a bar – with Kirin and Myanmar lager on tap – and also serves reasonable Chinese-style dishes.
Teahouse in Hpa-an


It's rather grungy but this teahouse serves decent tea and freshly baked naan – great for breakfast. It's just north of the clock tower.