The inhabitants are mostly Kayah also known as
Karenni and has a population of about 30,000. National races
are the Kayah, Gagho, Gagbar, Kayan (Padaung), Ma nu ma naw,
Yin Baw, Yin Ta le`, Inn Tha, Shan and Bamar live in the
Kayah State. In the hill regions, you will find the Pa-O
national race as well. Most Kayah Padaung nationals live in
Pan Pat Village, which is situated in Kayah State.
Accordingly, Padaung traditional costumes and their way of
life are distinguished and interesting. One of their beliefs
is that the longer the neck, the more beautiful the person
is. Therefore, Padaung women when they came of age, wear
bronze spiral rings around their necks. That’s why, the
Padaung have become a popular tribe of Myanmar.
The famous religious landmark of Loikaw is the Thiri-Mingalar
Taung-kwe Pagoda Hill, scenically built on a hillock
overlooking the vast expanse of the environs. You can watch
desolately at the pilgrims and enjoy the marvelous landscape
form the top.
Taungwe Taung Zedi is the most venerated pagoda in Kayah
State. Taungwe meaning "Separated hills" in Myanmar. The
Kinnare Bird are the national symbol of the Kayah State.
Paddy is the main crop of Kayah State. Besides paddy,
various kinds of beans and pulses, maize, sunflower and
cotton are also cultivated. Other culinary crops and
vegetables are also cultivated in Kayah State.
Myanmar’s largest hydropower plant is located 20 km east of
Loikaw at Lawpita Water Falls and named as Lawpita Hydropower
Plant. It is the main electric power source in Myanmar.
Tour name: Inle Lake - Loikaw - Kalaw
Duration : 3 days 2 nights
Best time : From September to May
Day 1 – Inle - Loikaw by boat
After breakfast at your hotel, began our trip to south of Inle Lake by a long
tail boat about 6 hours riding to a small town named as Phe-khon. On the way,
Will stops at several villages to observe the way of life. Lunch brake at Samkar
village after 3 hours ride. After lunch, proceed to Phe-khon and passing along
the Bilu (Pilu) river. An opportunity to enjoy beautiful sceneries from your
boat. Arrive at Phe-khon, drive to Liokaw by car about an hour and 30 minutes
drive. Overnight in Loikaw.
Day 2 - - Liokaw sightseeing
Early morning after breakfast, an hour and half drive to Padaung native village
"Pan-pet". Only the Padaung races live in the village. Return to Liokaw and
lunch at Loikaw. Drive back to Kalaw. Evening excursion to museum of Kayah state
to observe the traditional ways of living of Kayah national races and next visit
to Buddhist stupas on Taung Kwe hill-lock. Time to enjoy the sunset and
panoramic view of Loikaw. Overnight in Loikaw.
Day 3 - Liokaw to Kalaw by coach
After breakfast, drive to Kalaw. On the way, stops at tea leaf plantations, a
village. Lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Kalaw and enroute to Myinmahti
natural cave where many thousands of Buddha images and stupas are housed.
Overnight in Kalaw.
Price in US$ per person in a group of;
Included in the price are;
Extra Single Room Supplement is US$
Validity up to September 2014
All entrance fees.
English speaking local Tour guide.
Shared accommodation basic.
All transfers and sightseeing by car & boat in accord with itinerary.
Tax and service.
Not include in the price are;
Meals (lunch and dinner).
Tips to guide and drivers.
International Airport departure tax.
Above services shall be tailored in accord with your travel plan.