User Rating:  / 0
Poor    Best    


The Kayin hill tribe villages are mainly concentrated in the mountains and also along the Myanmar-Thai border in the Kayin State.The Kayin people like to settle in the foothills, living in bamboo houses raised on stilts, beneath which they keep their live domestic animals: pigs, chickens, and buffaloes.The Kayin practice monogamy and look down on pre-marital sex with strict social community laws against immorality. Two married women cannot live in the same house. In the past, in some villages, punishment for adultery was death.

There are 11 different Kayin ethnic groups:
1. Kayin (Karen)
2. Kayinpyu (Geba Karen)
3. Pa-Le-Chi, maybe Mobwa
4. Mon Kayin (Sarpyu)
5. Sgaw (Karen, S’gaw)
6. Ta-Lay-Pwa
7. Paku (Karen, Paku)
8. Bwe (Bwe Karen)
9. Monnepwa (Karen, Paku)
10. Monpwa
11. Shu (Pwo Kayin)


The village chief of the Kayin hill tribes has great power over his local community, and is regarded as the spiritual as well as the administrative leader.The Kayin costume for women is very attractive and distinctive. Unmarried girls wear loose white V-necked blouses, decorated with tear-shaped beans at the seams. Married Kayin women wear blouses and skirts in hard colors, predominantly red or blue, Men wear blue baggy trousers with red or blue shirts, a simplified version of the women's blouses. Black Karen men wear black shirts with a red cummerbund or head scarf.



thumb_up Do you like this? Share it to friends..

comment Tell others what you think.. Your reviews and comments are valuable to others..

Get A Tour Quote [ Free ]

  1. Myanmar TOURISM EXPERTS love to send you a FREE estimated cost (a price quotation) for suitable tour package to you by email.
  2. 1. Where do you want to visit?
    Invalid Input
  3. Invalid Input
  4. 2. How many days do you intend to stay in Myanmar ?(*)
    Invalid Input
  5. 3. When do you intend to visit ?(*)
    Invalid Input
  6. 4. How many people in your group?(*)
    Invalid Input
  7. 5. Would you request for a guide?
    Invalid Input
  8. Your Name(*)
    Please let us know your name.
  9. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.
  10. Type additional requests.
  11. (*)

      RefreshInvalid Input

Looking for a hotel in Yangon? or Bagan?

We recommend...

Royal Colourful Land

Established in October 25, 2000, Royal Colourful Land Travels and Tours is an authorized travel company and tour operator.

It is run by capable well-experienced persons that have international and domestic experience of tourism industry. All of us is confident to render quality services for your satisfaction.

Address: No.(115), 3flr (3B), 3A, Pyay Road, 8 Miles, Mayangone Township Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: (+95-1) 666584, 652447, 379339 Mobile: (+95) 9 500 5869
Fax: 951-663659
Email: tshwe@yangon.net.mm, md@myanmarcolourfulland.com
Web: www.myanmarcolourfulland.com 

Baton Tours

Myanmar offers a variety of natural beauties and historical artifacts such as dazzling waterfalls, graceful lakes, enchanting caves, sparkling beaches, reveries, and the unique cultures of different ethnic groups in addition to the thousand year old golden pagodas scattered around Burma, especially in Bagan and Mandalay.

Address: 134 Grfl., 42 Street, Bothataung T/S, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: +95 1 24 58 61,
Email: batontours@.batontours.com
Web: www.batontours.com 


We also recommend...

Manaw Thu Kha Hotel

Manaw Thu Kha Hotel is located in Nyaung Shwe, near the marvelous Inle Lake. The most convenient way to reach Nyaung Shwe is to fly from Yangon to Heho, which is the nearest airport to the lake. It takes 45 minutes to reach Nyaung Shwe from Heho by car.

Address : Yone Gyi Road, Nanda Wunn Quarter, Tourist Police Force, Nyaung Shwe (Inlay), Southern Shan State, Myanmar.
Phone : (95-81) 209 230, (95-9) 428 333 780, 36 10 36 20, 3610 3333.
Fax : (95-81) 209 179.
Email : manawthukha.nyaungshwe@gmail.com
Website : www.manawthukhahotel.com

Model Pharma

The technologies of science, medical science and medicine are rapidly developing and steadily advancing worldwide.

To handle the ever-volatile situation, Model Pharma Co., Ltd.continues to bein front of its competitorsto promote health about the national scale by distributing quality medicines @ affordable price throughout Myanmar. Our companies (U Than Trading Co., Ltd. & Model Pharma Co., Ltd. ) were established since 1995 and our growth ( business turn over ) were high year by year.

Address: C/D-2, 16/18/20, Nay Kyar Street, Pazundaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: 95-1 201 615, 397 681
Hotline: 95-9 514 0982
Email: info@modelpharma.com
Web: www.modelpharma.com 

Who's Online

We have 241 guests and no members online