Hpa-an, about 400 kilometers ( 250 miles ) southeast of Yangon. It is the administrative capital city of Kayin State. It is a small town with busy market. It uses to be in the restricted list for traveler. New bridge across the Thanlwin river make the city accessible via road from Yangon. Hpa-an town is about 200 miles East of Yangon. It is the heart town of Kayin Division. There is one main highway connecting Hpa-an and Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The major ethnic tribes living here is Kayin and Mon, and most of them are Buddhists. Christians are just a mimority. Burmese Hpa-an town, southern Myanmar. Situated on the left bank of the Salween River, 27 miles ( 43km ) north of Mawlamyaine.
Kawgun cave is located near Kawgun village, which is two miles distance from Hpa An township, Kayin State. It is a natural lime stone cave and measures 200 fts height and 300 fts length. The rock surfaces is profusely decorated with diffent kinds of clay Buddha images and votive tablets. It is a rare cave in the lower Myanmar. According to the style of the Buddha images it can be datable to 15th century A.D. Hanthawaddy period.