Be prepared for a soft adventure day with a lot of activities and impression to experience real Kayin life style. Start the day by small kayaks to go for a leisurely trip through the paddy fields for half an hour or so and continue on foot through the forest visiting a Kayin community, that wears traditional clothes and walk to a traditional Kayin house where a home cooked lunch is being served by the local host.
We board a private boat for a cruise over the Thanlwin (Salween) River and stop along the way to visit local communities and of course visit U Na Auk village with the amazing carvings and decorations or the temples and ordination hall.
Explore the countryside around Hpa An by bicycle through the farmlands and a number of villages to experience different ways of life and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of lime stone mountains, creeks and paddy fields and enjoy a vegan lunch in a traditional village.
Location - Hpa An Region, Kayin State
Experience - Nature, Meeting local people, Outdoor activities, Adventure (going off the beaten track)
Amongst the many caves you can visit in the surroundings of Hpa An, this is probably the most impressive. Saddan cave is decorated with hundreds of Buddha statues, and if you walk all the way through you'll be rewarded with a panoramic scene of paddy fields, mountains, a small lake and a boatman to paddle you back to the entrance.
One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Myanmar Buddhist and maybe one of the strangest (or unbelievable) sites for foreign tourist: the Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda). A big rock with a small pagoda built on top of it, is balancing on the edge of a mountain and looks as if it could tumble into the ravine below at any moment.