Hsipaw is a laidback destination perched on the high hills of Shan State, Myanmar. Its beautiful location and relaxed vibe are its most significant advantages for tourists coming to this side of the country, 200 kilometers away from the second largest city Mandalay.

Hsipaw enjoys a refreshing climate that allows for leisure strolls. It will help you appreciate the town’s landmarks, which include Mahar Myat Muni Temple, Kyawng Khum Temple, and the old small village of Myauk Myo. Tourists also love hopping on the local train, crossing the Goteik Viaduct, visiting the Central Market, climbing Sunset Hill, and exploring the casual charm of this countryside gem.

Hsipaw provides easy connections to other parts of Myanmar through bus and train lines. If you are coming from an international destination, the closest route is via the Mandalay International Airport, serving key cities in Asia, like Singapore, Macau, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, and Hangzhou.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

Hsipaw travel essentials

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1. Experience the Local Train to Hsipaw

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2. Cross the Goteik Viaduct (Nawnghkio)

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3. Climb Sunset Hill

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4. Visit the Central Market (Morning Market)

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5. Witness the Morning Alms

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6. Mahar Myat Muni Temnple

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7. Mytinge River

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8. Kyawng Khum Temple

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9. Hsipaw Clock Tower

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Mandalay Travel Essentials

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Where to Stay in Hsipaw

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