Being a laid back town, Hsipaw is a good place to roam around and enjoy a few days of solace. Myauk Myo is the oldest part of Hsipaw and has two stunning teak monasteries – Modaya Monastery and Bamboo Buddha Monastery. Both these monasteries are great to spend some time in silence and meditation.
The Nawng Kaw Gyi Lake is located around 40 kilometres away from Hsipaw and is ideal to plan a day trip. The lake has a quaint temple at the centre that can be reached through a wooden bridge. Hsipaw has breath-taking sunsets, which can be best enjoyed from Sunset Hill. The area is also known as Nine Buddha Hill due to the presence of the Thein Daung Pagoda.
Hsipaw also has several trekking routes through the green hills which will take you through hot springs and waterfalls. You can do these hikes on your own, without the help of a guide as there is a clearly defined trekking route to Nam Hu New Waterfall.