Kayin State

Hpa-an
Hpa-an the capital of Kayin State, is a beautiful town with wide kakes, lush islands, limestone cliffs and soaring peaks, with mountains ranges receding into the distance.

 

Kaw-Goon and Pha-Gat Cave Pagoda
The interesting cave pagoda Kaw-Goon and Pha-Gat areeight mile south of the town.the interior walls of both pagodas are covered with thousands of images carved in relief, or in fee form. They are of all sizes and of various materials.             Since the pagodas were first recorded in1893 in the Archaeological Survey of India Annual Report by U Taw SeinKo and Maj.R.C. Temple, many images have been lost, but many of those that remain are breathtaking.A large, headless fragment of a relief carving shows an elegant torso and is believed to represent a queen who had donated some images. A Mon sholar Dr. Naing Pan Hla, translated the 23 lines of Mon writing found on the image as follows:

“I, the Queen Martaban. living in the town of Du EiWut, had the Image of Lord Buddha made; other images of clay and stone I and my servants made as well  as our ability is able, and set up in Du EiWut town and beyond ; may other master craftsman continue to carve many more images”.

 

Program 1) : Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Mawlamyaine - Hpa – An  - Yangon ( 5 Days / 4 Nights )