Hpa-an, Southern Myanmar

The final week of my Burmese adventure was spent in this little visited region in the South East of Myanmar, not far from the Thai border. This was a bucolic landscape of Karst hills, cave temples and misty mornings, and probably the most productive phase of the Myanmar trip, photographically speaking. Hope you enjoy the images, let me know which was your favourite in the comments below…

Landscape near Hpa-an at dawn, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Landscape near Hpa-an at dawn, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over village near Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over village near Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar, Asia

Kaw Ka Thawng Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Kaw Ka Thawng Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Row of Monk Statues at Kaw Ka Thawng Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Row of Monk Statues at Kaw Ka Thawng Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Row of Monk Statues at Kaw Ka Thawng Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Row of Monk Statues at Kaw Ka Thawng Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Landscape near Hpa-an at dawn, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Landscape near Hpa-an at dawn, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Yathe Byan Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Yathe Byan Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Yathe Byan Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Statues of Buddha, Yathe Byan Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Yathe Byan Cave, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Burmese man near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Burmese man near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Burmese woman working in paddy fields, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Burmese woman working in paddy fields, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View of Paddy Fields and Karst Hills at dusk, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View of Paddy Fields and Karst Hills at dusk, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View from Kaw Gon Pagoda at dawn, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View from Kaw Gon Pagoda at dawn, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View from Kaw Gon Pagoda at dawn, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View from Kaw Gon Pagoda at dawn, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Monkeys at Kaw Gon Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Monkeys at Kaw Gon Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View of temple with Karst hill in background, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

View of temple with Karst hill in background, Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Interior of Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Interior of Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Boat man, Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Boat man, Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Buddha Statues inside Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Buddha Statues inside Sa-dan Cave near Hpa-an, Kayin State. Myanmar, Asia

Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Portrait of Bride on her Wedding day as she visits temple for blessing before the wedding ceremony, Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Portrait of Bride on her Wedding day as she visits temple for blessing before the wedding ceremony, Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Interior of Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

Interior of Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar

One thought on “Hpa-an, Southern Myanmar

  1. I like all of them. It’s really hard to pick a favourite, but since you ask, possibly the first and second. It’s hard because they are different subjects of course. M

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