A destination that has just recently opened for tourists, Pekon is ideal for travellers who are looking for somewhere that is off the tourist trail. Nestled in a beautiful, natural surrounding, Pekon is known as a paradise for bird watching and also its small churches.
While the main livelihood of the local people here is farming, you can also observe rice whiskey workshops and visit the plants where local snacks are produced. A nearby cave also provides spectacular views of Pekon. Pekon can be reached by a five hour boat journey from Nyaung Shwe and you can also visit Loikaw before arriving here. Pekon is the home of the Kayan ethnic group. Kayan ladies are known for the cultural practice of covering their necks with brass coils.
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