Pha-an is the capital of Kayin State. Recently removed from the restricted list of travel destinations. Possible to reach it by road from Yangon across a new Bridge (Thanlwin) over the Thanlwin River. Hpa-an is small town but busy commerce center you can see farmer coming to town in horse carts or trishaws stacked with baskets to sell in the market. The tourist interested places are Bayin Nyi Naung Cave , Kyauk Kalap , Kawt Kon Cave and Mt. Zawekabin.
Nearby to Hpa An can also be found , which opens into a gigantic cavern with some Buddhas and pagodas inside and can be walked all the way through to the other side, under the mountain. It is truly impressive, and returning you can take a small wooden ferry back under the mountain , making for a lovely circuit natural experience .