It is the capital of Karen state.
loacated in east bank of Thanlwin river.
population is about 500,000.
7th century art work of cave consists of thuosand of clay Buddhas and
carvings plastered all over the walls and roof .
contains Two Traditional Types .
The Shrine Proper
The Mon Inscription on the stone plaques
(5th ~6th century)
Finger Mark Bricks of Kawgun Cave belong to early Christian Centuries
Decay and Vandalism
a large number of the artifacts have been lost through theft.
The Three Stone Plaques
which are Bold reliefs of Visnu and Bodhisattvas belong to
6th~7th century A.D
Mythical winged Tailed and Bird Legged Human Being
The rock offers great views of surrounding
and near by Mt Zewkabin(2372 ft)
which contains severals pagoda as well as more clay wall carving.
14.48 km away from Hpa An western bank of Thanlwin river
has many Buddha images
Saa Dan cave
17 miles from Pha an.
hundred of thousand of bats cling to the cave roof.
Mount Zwegabin is a fantastic place for you. The mountain, located in Hpa-An township, is one of the sacred mountains in the country.
It is 723 meters(2372ft) high and will give you exhilarating experience to climb to the top where you can see extraordinary views of the surrounding mountains, plains and Thanlwin river at the background.
2 hours hike to summit
Bayin Nyi Cave
19.31 km away from Hpa an
There are a natural hot spring and a cold spring
Kaw Ka Thaung Cave
1.2 km from Hpa an
Playing at beside the Thanlwin River