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Hsipaw Back

Hsipaw sits in a valley surrounded by rolling hills, making it a popular place for trekking. It was once the centre of one of the most well known, wealthy and powerful semi-independent Saopha Shan states - the Saophas were important in regional and national politics from the 11th Century CE until the military coup in the 1960s. The Hsipaw region is also home to some of Myanmar's 'hill tribes' that have lived in the surrounding landscapes for centuries.