Places to Visit in Mong Hsat, Myanmar, Asia
Mong Hsat is situated in Asian continent towards the east of Myanmar in the Shan State. Mong Hsat Town in Mong Hsat District sited at a distance of 675 km from the countries capital city, Naypyidaw and economy of the town depends on agriculture and education. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 20032’ N and 99015’ E.
Mong Hsat is a hilly region famed for production of gem stones and there are many small industries in the town which produces the raw gems and tourists can visit few industries to buy the best gems.
Climate in Mong Hsat:
During summer season the average temperature is 270C and in winter temperature drops to 130C.
History of Mong Hsat:
As per historians, the Shan rulers were descendants of the Mongols who entered the region in the year 1287. Their reign ended in the year 1555. From the year 1555 till 1885, the region was under the reign of the Myanmar Empire. In the year 1887, the whole of Shan state was annexed by the British. Mong Hsat town too came under the British administration. In the year 1903, at the time of the British rule the Myanmar rail link was extended to Mong Hsat connecting the place to Mandalay. At the time of Second World War, Shan state fell into the hands of the invading Japanese forces. During this time the Japanese created an air base through which they conducted air raids in other parts of the country. After the end of the Second World War, the British regained control of the region and began development work. The year 1948 marked the beginning of Myanmar countries independence and the end of British rule in the country.
People & Culture of Mong Hsat:
Languages spoken by the people of Mong Hsat are Burmese, Jingpho, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. However, Burmese is the official language of the country. Singing and dancing forms an integral part of the country. There are different religions worshipped in Myanmar and majority of the population of Mong Hsat, worship Buddhism while others either follow Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.
Tourist Places in Mong Hsat:
- Hill Tribe Village
- Wat Zom Kham
- Naung Tung Lake
- Kengtung Hot Springs
- Wat Pha Jao Lung
- Pin Tauk Waterfall
Means of Commutation to Mong Hsat:
Mong Hsat is served by Mong Hsat Airport situated at the distance of less than 4 km from town and caters to the arrival and departure of domestic flights. There are daily domestic flights available to places such as Thandwe, Mandalay, Tachilek, Nyaung U, Kengtung, Heho and Yangon and vice versa.
Mong Hsat is located on the hills and roadway is only land transportation to reach the town and has well established networks of roadways to places within the country Myanmar. There are Buses available daily to places such as Taunggyi, Sakangyi, Mandalay, Yangon, etc and vice versa.
Inter city transportation is facilitated by Buses, Cycle, Van, Rickshaws and Taxis.
Accommodation Options at Mong Hsat:
Mong Hsat is bounded by mountain region and there are few guest houses which provides individual rooms and bath facility for 20 $ and few guesthouse also provide rooms for 10 to 15 $ but shared bath. Hotels range from budget to luxury offering amenities and services like TV, room heaters, laundry services, undertake travel bookings, conduct package tours and spa facilities etc are situated at the distance of 400 kms in Taunggyi city. Some of the hotels in and around Mong Hsat are listed here below:
- Princess Hotel Kyaing Tong
- Private Hotel Kyaing Tong
- Sam Yweat Guest House
- Harry’s Trekking House
- Baan Tam Mi La Guest House, Tachileik
- Peekmai Resort, Tachileik
- Buabaan Resort, Tachileik
- Pimanminn Hotel, Tachileik
- Tharnthip Villa Resort, Tachileik
- Naga Hill Resort, Tachileik