8Individual Wooden Cottages are set in the valley at the foot of Mt. Zwe Kabin. Its soft opening began in 2014. The cottages are spacious and offer privacy. They are furnished with both modern and traditional facilities.

Hpa An Lodge’s Restaurant serves international and local traditional cuisine. The swimming pool and poolside terrace facing Mt. Zwe Kabin are an ideal place to relax with chilled drinks after a long day of visits.

Two experienced European Managers, General Manager Leila Nortier and Op- eration Manager Paul Pasquier, will be managing the property to share their experiences with the local resident team. Leila said that Hpa An lodge is a charm- ing boutique hotel with natural surroundings and a fantastic view of the sacred mountain Mt. Zwe Kabin.

In each accommodation, they provide individual air conditioning, stock mini bar, telephone, Hot/ cold rain shower, private cottage with terrace Zwe Kabin view, mini safe, bathrobe and umbrella, premium quality amenities, tea and cof- fee facilities and music system via blue tooth from your own device.

Hpa An Lodge offers facilities and services such as transportation and Mountain Bikes Rental service, sunset river cruise, trekking and exotic village excursion, picnic lunch in a traditional Karen house, restaurant, swimming pool, poolside bar for BBQ dinner, wifi and 24hours security.

The price range is about 210US$ for Karen Cottage (for double) and 320US$ for Karen Family Duplex with two-storied building. It is located at the foot of Mt. Zwe Kabin, near Dat-da-lun monastery, Lone-ma Taung, Hpa an and Zwe Kabin main road in Karen state. Its Yangon Sales and reservation of- fice are situated at No. 36-38 (A1), first floor, Swiss business office center, Myay Nu street in Sanchaung township. For more information, you can visit www.hpa-an-lodge.com.

Some Interesting Places in Hpa-an and Around Hpa-an Mt. Zwe Kabin, which is 772 meters (2532 feet) high, offers fabulous view of the city from the top of the mountain and is one of the famous landmarks of Karen state. This sacred mountain has several thousand iden- tical Buddha statues lined up at its base. Of striking beauty, brick steps lead to the sum- mit, where climbers are rewarded by pan- oramic views of the state.

Continue with a short walk to the waterfalls where you will enjoy drinks to soothe yourself at local restaurant. Visit Kyauk Ka-Lat, a pagoda which is built on layers of natural rock formations. Flanked by a lake, the scenery guarantees a great photo. Sadan cave, a few kilometers drive from Hpa-an, is a natural cave that can be crossed during a 15-20 minutes walk through a long dark tunnel (there is electricity) till you find an opening natu- ral paradise. From the exit, take a small canoe ride, passing under the stone cave and through endless paddy fields sur- rounded by natural landscape.