Hpa-An Town

It is the capital of Kayin State and located on the bank of the Than Lwin (Salween) River. On the riverbanks, logs are pulled out of the water and are processed in small sawmills.


Mt. Swegabin is 650 meters above sea level and it is a steep climb. The view over the river and the plains compensates for the strenuous walk.


Is located closer to Thaton town than to Hpa-An, so makes an ideal stop on the way too Yangon. This is another steep Rock in the plains with a monastery at the foot of the mountain. There is a hot spring with bathing possibility. At the end of the rainy season, the area might be partly flooded. It is idyllic and a nice view the monastery around the plains. There are shy monkeys around.