With beautiful natural attractions, along with its local culture, Kayin State attracted more than 352,300 tourists last year, according to the Hotels and Tourism Department.
Tourist arrivals in 2017 increased by 200,000, compared to 2016, with the majority of these tourists from France, Germany and China.
Meanwhile, some 600,000 local visitors arrived in Kayin State in 2017.
Also, the number of day trippers to Kayin State increased this year. In the peak season, many tourists visited Hpa-an, the capital of Kayin State. Other well-known sites in the State included Mount Zwegabin, Kyauk Kalap, Paddamya Cave, Saddan Cave, Kawt Gun Cave, Bayin Nyi Cave, Kawkathaung Cave and Hot Spring.
There are 11 licensed hotels and seven hostels in Hpa-an Township. Myawady Township has six hotels and seven Bed and Breakfast facilities in Thantaunggyi Township.