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It is important to keep in mind that many parts of Myanmar are still restricted to visitors. To avoid getting fined or receiving severe punishment, you must not trespass into restricted areas.

Here is a list of permitted areas in Shan State that are open to travellers:

Permitted Areas

  1. Taunggyi Township
  2. Kalaw Township
  3. Nyaungshwe Township
  4. Hopong Township
  5. His Hseng Township
  6. Pinlaung Township
  7. Pekon Township
  8. Ywangan Township
  9. Pindaya Township
  10. Muse Township
  11. Namhkam Township
  12. Kutkhaing Township
  13. Hopang Township
  14. Panlong Town
  15. Kyaingtong Township
  16. Mong Khet Township
  17. Mong Yang Township
  18. Mong Ping Township
  19. Tachileik Township
  20. Mong Hpayak Township
  21. Mong Yawng Township

Permitted only in the Downtown Areas

  1. Yatsawk Township
  2. Loilen Township
  3. Pinlon Town
  4. Namhsan Township
  5. Kholan Sub-Township
  6. Kunhing Township
  7. Ka-li Town
  8. Lecha Township
  9. Linke Township
  10. Moenel Township
  11. Lashio Township
  12. Thein-ni Township
  13. Tangyan Township
  14. Konglong Township
  15. Mineyal Township
  16. Kyaukme Township
  17. Hsipaw Township
  18. Naungcho Township
  19. Namtu Township
  20. Nansang Township
  21. Moemate Township
  22. Mabein Township
  23. Minesat Township
  24. Minetong Township
  25. Matmann Township

Prior Permission Required

  1. Kyay-thee Township
  2. Mai-kai Township
  3. Mai-shu Township
  4. Mai-pan Township
  5. Mauk-mae Township
  6. Manton Township
  7. Lauk-kaing Township
  8. Kone-kyan Township
  9. Mong-la Township
  10. Nar-phan Township
  11. Pan-wine Township
  12. Pan-sann (Pan-khan) Township
  13. Mai-maw Township