Visitors flock to Loimonemain Hill to enjoy cloud sea scenery

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Travellers visit the magnificent cloud sea site in Mongpan Township, Shan State. Photo: Sai Zaw Latt (Langkho)

Many people have been visiting the magnificent cloud sea site in Mongpan Township, Langkho District, southern Shan State this cold winter.
The site is located on Loimonemain Hill, at the right side of the Mongpan-Kengtung Road, northwest of Mongpan. It is located at an altitude of 2,222 feet. It is a mountain town with a cold climate. Rice paddy, garlic, pineapple and orange are the most widely grown crops in the area.
At the entrance of Mongpan Town, there is a pagoda, which is a replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Since many years ago, the magnificent cloud sea can be seen in winter at that place, but the cloud sea was not very popular because it is located in a mountainous area with difficult access.
In early November 2020, many people started to become interested in the cloud sea in Mongpan.
The residents in Mongpan said that when COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted, more and more visitors will visit Loimonemain Hill, on which the beautiful cloud sea scenery appears in winter.
To make the site become a landmark of the town; Buddhist monks, MPs, local officials, town elders, the residents and donors are making collective efforts. A Buddha image was built at the site. Towers were also built to help people enjoy the view of the cloud sea.
Now, because of the attraction of the magnificent cloud sea, not only the residents but also visitors from far away are flocking to the Loimonemain Hill in the winter. — Sai Zaw Latt (Langkho)(Translated by Maung Maung Swe)DSC 1437 72 scaled

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