Culture and nature exploration is a must in Loikaw. This small and humble town in Kayah State is packed with plenty of hidden attractions that will leave you in awe by the exotic untouched places. Villages in Kayah give off an authentic vibe that culture enthusiasts will enjoy, and the locals even take you along to join them in their daily routines, like fishing, hiking, and swimming. This is also your chance to join them in their mouth-watering feasts, where you will get to taste Kayah sausage and wine.
Take a stroll to the hill where the Taung Kwe Zayde temple resides. It is a towering landscape that blends in with the mountain of limestone to create gold and white stupas. It is Kayah state’s most famous attraction and its castle-like exterior will get you exploring all of the stairs and small caves in the temple.
Buddhism devotion is prevalent in Kayah, but this state was also once the base of the Roman Catholic missionaries. They built several churches that used a mix of European architecture and Buddhist design, making it a unique fusion. One of these structures is ‘Christ the King’, the longest-surviving church in Kayah state.