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Mindat (Burma)

Practical information about Mindat

  • Relaxation
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Handicraft
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
6 hours by bus from Pakkoku
When to go
From November to March
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Mindat

Marc Sigala Travel writer
67 travel articles

Perched at 1500 metres of altitude, the village of Mindat is a small community in western Burma (today known as Myanmar) surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes.

My suggestion:
All the interest of Mindat lies not in its museums nor in its religious buildings, but in its population. So take the time to spend a moment in the central market, which is the heart of local life.

Life is Mindat is simple but highly diversified. You will encounter many different ethnic minorities (the Chin being the largest group) that are easily distinguished by the various costumes and traditional ornaments that the inhabitants proudly wear. I also noticed that there were not only animist places of worship but also Christian and Buddhist shrines. So it was especially the cultural diversity that I appreciated there, as well as the warm curiosity of the people.

I took advantage of my stay to organise an excursion to Mount Victoria, the highest summit of central Burma (3050 m). It is quite a trip long (48 km south-west of Mindat), but I recommend it to those who love the wild nature of the country. It is one of the most beautiful examples of what you can see of the mountain regions during your discovery of Burma.

Woman of Mindat and her child