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An interesting place to visit and understand Shan area

Hsipaw offers a great base for starting different trekking tours and seeing the life of the local villagers. Visit the whisky distillery, the salt mine, the longi factory :)

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hsipaw offers a great base for starting different trekking tours and seeing the life of the local villagers. Visit the whisky distillery, the salt mine, the longi factory :)

Thank carovilchis
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's the best place for a temporary getaway.I visited by motorbike around town. Don't forget to go Nan Huu naewe water fall,to enjoy the peace and tranquility. It's also,boat-trip is one of the tourist attractions of HSIPAW when you come to this area, to come and boat on the DoteHtaWaddi River. It's absolutely beautiful.Other places, such as Shan Palace (... More 

Thank _suyati2266
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though range of treks can be limited by the local political climate, this is a great town to explore inside and out. Hire a guide and head out to the local villages for great food as well as visits with warm and welcoming people. Local foods are the way to go here as you're a little further down the road... More 

Thank Michael_and_Jessie
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The time we came here was so dried & hot. When we were walking through cultivating area, I felt I am walking in the middle of desert. Our guide said best time to come July to February. Other side, it was nice experience. We went through tribe village. Native people were so friendly & nice. We stayed one night at... More 

Thank Sudesh I
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed Hsipaw for two nights and hiked during one more. This is quite a basic town, don't expect a lot of restaurants and other facilities. There's a couple of nice places to go for dinner and a few good accommodations. Hiking from this town is a absolute must do! If it were not for..... The only, big, very, very,... More 

Thank Michiel V
Newtown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our first day we went on a trek of about three hours to the waterfall and on the second day we took a boat trip up to the confluence of the Duhtawadi River. Our guide took us to a rice noodle factory before crossing farmland until we reached the waterfall. On coming down from the waterfall we had some... More 

Thank ioan_wilson
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy with our stay at Golden Guest. A new hotel in the center of town, a side street to the main street which is much noisier. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The head receptionist was proffecional and made us feel welcome, she tried to teach us some Shan expressions. The owner, her husband and son... More 

Thank Vivian B
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent only one day and a half in Hsipaw and saw a lot of beautiful things. We arrived early in the morning (about 6am) with the bus from Nyaung shwe (16000 kyat) and went to the morning market after we dropped our bags at the guesthouse. There is also a lovely walkway at the river. After that we walked... More 

Thank Severine B
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I love the nature of around Hsipaw ... Dokhtawaddy river is so clean and clear ... you should go and visit to the start of Dokhtawaddy river ... I grantee that you gonna love it ... if you are nature lover

Thank Hnin H
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Hsipaw is a great place who love nature. About 45 mins boat ride to Chaung Sone is the best place to take photos and enjoy the beauty of nature. Clean water, water fall and panoramic view feel that you are in Paradise.

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