Chin State is located at the western part of Myanmar bordering with India. Mountainous region, which hills are higher and slop more the Shan hills. Chin is one of the National races of Myanmar. Chin has several minorities and differs as Northern Chin and Southern Chin. Not only because of these ethnic minorities Chin hill is an interesting tourist site because of its adventurous journey and Mount Victoria, 3053 meter high at the southern part. Besides mountaineering this is the best place for hiking to nearby villages to see the village life and bird watching. There still can be seen Chin ladies with tattooed face.
Chin New Year festival is held annually in Chin State on the waxing moon of the month Kason, May. And its festival is performed a dance making farewell to the old year and welcoming New Year. And wishing everyone new life with new vitality and happiness. These are a dance called Sa Lan which is performed by beautiful maidens. It is the dance to memorize the conquest over the enemies, the killing of wild enemies and to celebrate the victory over the enemies Sa ice festival dances victory over the wild games.
HOW TO GET THERE
Travel to Chin state is mainly by car on poor roads cut along the mountain sides and valleys. Very rugged nature of the landscape makes travel difficult, and land slides are not un-common.
Kanpetlet (where Mt. Victoria national park is) and Mindet can be reached from the central plain region. The first route is to cross the Ayeyarwaddy River by boat and proceed to Mindet along Kanma, Pauk, Kyaukhtu road. The distance is 92 miles and it takes appr. 8 hours. The second route is Bagan, Chauk, Saw, Kanpetlet – 97 miles, a day trip.
As the roads are not all weather-roads the best time to visit Mount Victoria is November to April. Both Mindet and Kanpetlet have simple accommodation.
Alamanda Travels cann arrange Trekking tours, sightseeing tours and special package tours for photographer.
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***Please note that a trip to Chin State is not going to suit everyone. Accommodation here is very basic and quality food options are limited.***