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Fascinating Facts

  • Tourists can observe endangered species of birds and snails that can only be found in Myanmar here.
  • It takes 2 to 3 days to finish tattooing a Chin woman’s face.
  • At the lively markets, tourists can find interesting shoulder holsters that are used by locals to hold big knives and bottles.

Fascinating Facts

  • Tourists can observe endangered species of birds and snails that can only be found in Myanmar here.
  • It takes 2 to 3 days to finish tattooing a Chin woman’s face.
  • At the lively markets, tourists can find interesting shoulder holsters that are used by locals to hold big knives and bottles.

MOUNT VICTORIA

This amazing mountain in Chin State is 3,053 metres tall. Tourists will have an elevated experience in nature while immersing themselves in the fantastic diversity of ethnic groups here. Visitors will spot plenty of bird species at Mount Victoria, including migratory and endangered birds. The green mountain will be replaced with colourful bushes of rhododendrons that flourish lavishly in November, December and February. The flowers in full bloom will enchant tourists who are there to explore the mountain. A climb to the top will reward tourists with the scenic view of woodlands and mountain ranges.

History

Mount Victoria is in Chin Hills, a state in western Myanmar. The capital of Chin State is Hakha, and there are multiple townships here, such as Thantlang, Falam, Tiddim, Tonzang, Matupi, Mindat, Kanpetlet and Paletwa. A mountainous landscape surrounds Chin Hills, and Mount Victoria is one of the state’s most famous peaks. Despite not having many transportation links, this state remains a popular destination due to the breathtaking beauty of Mount Victoria that has plenty of nature and culture-related activities.

History

Mount Victoria is in Chin Hills, a state in western Myanmar. The capital of Chin State is Hakha, and there are multiple townships here, such as Thantlang, Falam, Tiddim, Tonzang, Matupi, Mindat, Kanpetlet and Paletwa. A mountainous landscape surrounds Chin Hills, and Mount Victoria is one of the state’s most famous peaks. Despite not having many transportation links, this state remains a popular destination due to the breathtaking beauty of Mount Victoria that has plenty of nature and culture-related activities.

How To Get There

There will be boat rides available from Mrauk U for visitors who wish to go to Paletwa.

Tourists can either get a flight from Yangon or Mandalay to Kalaymyo. From there, they can travel to one of Chin Hill’s townships on the road.

From the airport, tourists can travel to Mount Victoria by bus or jeep. Visitors can also experience a bumpy drive up to Mount Victoria in a jeep or bus.

Top Attractions

As one of the tallest peaks in Myanmar, Mount Victoria offers awe-inspiring sightseeing moments with its wide landscape and mountain ranges. You can take a jeep or a bus up the mountain. Throughout the journey, you will see the full view of the majestic mountainside as the roads are purposely built around the mountains to preserve the natural landscape. Climbing up to the peak is a pleasant experience for tourists seeking for a healing and relaxing getaway.

 

A visit to townships and villages in Mount Victoria gifts you with the spectacular view of a magical town due to the thick fog. The chilly air will also leave a lasting impression to those who love to immerse themselves in the natural environment. Visitors to the market will also get to observe people of Chin ethnic group that are famous for their women who tattoo their faces as a form of beauty.

Things To Do

A Memorable Climb

Tourists can spend 5 hours climbing up and down Mount Victoria. They must first drive up a hill for 45 minutes before beginning their climb by foot. The journey to the top is therapeutic as it is not too challenging, and the chilly environment makes it comfortable to travel long and far. Rather than a climb, the entire journey feels like a walk, as there are no rough and difficult paths to cross. There will also be villages around the area where tourists can interact with the locals.

Nat Ma Taung National Park

Bird watchers will fall in love with Nat Ma Taung National Park. Bird-watching is considered one of Mount Victoria’s best activities adored by families, solo travellers, and also tour groups. Here, tourists can find rare bird species that migrate to Mount Victoria, such as the White-browed Nuthatch and Burmese Tit. There is also an assortment of wildlife and plants waiting to be explored. Tourists are required to pay USD10 to enter the park.

Visit Townships and Villages

Kanpetlet, Mindat and Pan Auge are some of Mount Victoria’s famous townships and village. These towns are isolated from urban life, so tourists can expect to witness the authentic lifestyle of ethnic groups in these places. As they are located on higher grounds, visitors can also enjoy the breathtaking view of green landscape, pretty wooden houses and enchanting green forests.

Shop At The Traditional Market

Tourists can find plenty of local products such as traditional Chin clothing, silversmithing products, cooking utensils and traditional wine and food at the traditional market. Their local wine is made of a type of grain called millet that can also be eaten when cooked. Chin handicrafts are largely available here too, so visitors do not have to worry about not getting the right souvenirs for friends and family.

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