Well off the tourist trail, remote Kayah State is renowned for its beautiful countryside of rolling hills and its diversity of ethnic cultures which have maintained their traditions to this day. Based from the charming Kayah State capital of Loikaw, programs to visit two villages have been carefully developed to minimize the negative impacts of tourism and maximize the benefits for locals. Both villages provide a fascinating and immersive cultural experience.
A visit to Hta Nee La Leh village offers insights into local culture and traditions, the chance to learn how to use a Kayah catapult, an ox cart ride, and delicious local food. Meanwhile, a visit to Pan Pet village gives tourists a chance to interact with local Kayan people, famous around the world as the long neck Karen, enjoy the local food, and go on a short hike.
Remote and largely untouched by tourism, a visit to the remote villages of Kayah State is a truly memorable experience. Visits can be arranged through Myanmar tour operators.