Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon airport and domestic flight to Loikaw. Arrive in Loikaw, the capital town of Kayah State located in the Karen Hills, near the State's northern tip, just above an embayment on the Pilu River. The inhabitants are mostly Kayah (also known as Karen). Visit Kayah State
Cultural Museum which displays bronze drums used in wedding and funeral occasions, traditional dress, silverware and musical instruments of the Kayah people. In the centre of town, there is an impressive rock on which stands the Thirimingala Pagoda (Taung Kwe Zedi). The climb up with various steep steps is worthwhile, for a great view over the town and the nearby hills. Then proceed to Chikae village to enjoy wonderful field of Takon Dhaing, a flagpole of Nats (spirits) . Afterwards, visit weaving factory where most Kayah tradition costume are produced. In late afternoon, visit one of Loikaw's weaving centers, where beautiful Kayah longyi patterns are made. Visit Taung Kwe Zedi and enjoy sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Loikaw (1 Night)