Chin Hills

Remote. Backward. Harsh. Poverty. Starvation. Oppression. These are the terms that are used to describe Chin Hills by outsiders. However, in reality, Chin Hills region is the most preserved, most original, and most beautiful place in Myanmar. Difficult to reach and out of bound for most foreigners until recently, Chin Hills region will present the rare visitors the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The place I have personally lived and love.

Articles on Chin State

Hakha – Capital of Chin State

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Guest houses in Kanpetlet, Chin Hills

Oasis Mountain Resort
Mountain Oasis Resort, Kanpetlet

Kanpetlet is, for me, the most beautiful town in the whole Chin Hills. It is also a tourist attraction, the only tourist attract in Chin state, apart from nearby Mindat, although the yearly visitor is probably less than 100. There is the famous Mount Victoria with Natmataung (Khawnuthom) National Park which is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Myanmar.

There are currently two guest houses in Kanpetlet. They are actually small resorts located in a beautiful location high on the mountain and deep read more

A sad tale from Chin Hills

Chin family
Chin family

Chin Hills State is probably the poorest region in Myanmar. It is also the most difficult region to live and survive. Almost all places in Chin State are mountains and hills, with no flat land; all the towns and villages are built on the mountains where it is very cold or in valleys where malaria is a serious problem. Land for cultivation is so few that the state cannot produce enough rice or food for its entire population. There is not enough jobs for the people, and thousands of Chin youths read more

Memorial stones from Chin Hills

Memorial stone from Chin HillsIf you travel in Chin Hills, you will see many stone slabs erected on the side of the road. They are all written in Chin language so you won’t know what the meaning is. They are actually the memorial stones erected in the memory of the deceased. Usually, they give a brief description of the person who passed away, with achievements while they were alive. They include the awards, possessions, wives and children, read more

Kanpetlet, Chin State (Part-2)

Kanpetlet-hospital
Kanpetlet Hospital

The town is very poor. There is not much business to do. People are also generally poorer than other towns of Chin Hills. Population is also very small compared to other towns. However, this is a very good place to observe the Chin traditional way of life. Kanpetlet is still unspoiled by the modern world. People are still living in the same way hundreds of years ago, even in nearby villages which are not difficult to go. This is also a very nice place to do trekking. Moreover, there is one major read more

Kanpetlet, Chin State (Part-1)

Kanpetlet-1
Kanpetlet

Have you ever heard of Chin Hills? Have you ever been to Chin Hills? If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you probably might have read about Chin Hills. I posted a few articles about Chin Hills – Chin culture, Chin custom, towns and places in Chin Hills, videos I took from Chin Hills. Talking about Chin Hills would not be complete without Kanpetlet. For me, Kanpetlet is the most beautiful town in Chin Hills.

Kanpetlet is a small town in the southern Chin State. With a population of only read more

Chin traditional Bamboo dance

This is Chin Bamboo dance.The dancers dance among the bamboo poles which are constantly hitting each other. This dance is very difficult, requiring a very coordinated timing between the dancers and the bamboo holders. One wrong move and your ankle will be hit hard with a bamboo pole.

Bamboo dance is not unique only to Chin people. Karen (Kayin) people also has the similar kind of dance with different style. The bamboo dance from karen is more famous in Myanmar read more