Hpa-an is the capital of Kayin State. Recently removed from the restricted list of travel destinations. Possible to reach it by road from Yangon across a new Bridge (Thanlwin) over the Thanlwin River. Hpa- an is small town but busy commerce center you can see farmer coming to town in horse carts or trishaws stacked with baskets to sell in the market. The population is about 50,000 people are most are Kayin. The tourist interested places are Bayin-Nyi-Naung Cave and Mt.ZaweKabin.
To get to Hpa-An , one can go from Yangon by bus. There are also regular buses from Mawlamyine , Mount Kyaikhtiyoe (the Golden Rock) and Bago.