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.