It’s very hot in Yangon, in April.
We usually celebritie Thingyan , water festival in every April as to ease the heat but it is very nice to live in Chin state, western Burma which is boundary with Bangladesh and India.
Chin state is a hilly region besides a part of Himalayas. It is not a densely populated area. The transportation is quite difficult. The land slide usually breaks out in rainy season. Although there is mortar way which is not as good as in main land Burma.
Majority of Chin
Majority of Chin people are christian although they have different tribes. They are very simple, honest and humble but very brave.
Kyunbi was very brave hero during the British colonial time. He fought the British soldiers with any available home made weapons.
Later, Cpt Tike Chun was awarded the highest honorary in Burmese military. Once there was Chin infantry.
Chin people are very faithful to their masters and partners. That is why their landmark on the flag is Hornbill. They keep promise until their last breath.
Tourists wanted to pay a visit to Chin state for a good reputation of the people and wonderful climate.It is quite easy to go there from Bagan but need to have strong cars.
From Bagan to Kazunma, a place on the way to Kanpetlet, a stop over is a flat land and wide road.
After that , the road is narrow and steep. The cold weather started introduce. Drive about an hour arrive Saw, a small beautiful town beside Chin mountain range.
Main business of Saw natives are farmers, wood cutters. Mostly are not Chin yet but they speak Burmese with strong accent.
One hour drive from there you will arrive Kanpetlet which is known for Mt.Victoria, the highest peak and the most beautiful landscape with Rhododendron.
Chin people really love that flower as their heritage. We can find only in Chin mountain.
Nowadays, a lot of Chin younger generation travel and migrate to batter places across in front of the funeral house, the head man of the village greeted us and serve Khaungye, home made alcohol.
We tried it but very strong. For happy Chin people drink, dance and sing to have funeral ceremony.
There is almost no flat land very difficult to grow rice.They usually grow apple, tea leaf and other vegetables but they have Mythun which is a kind of bull in Chin state.
The Chin people proof their richness with Mythun. As Chin people live in mountain and forest area they know about hunting very well. Many houses have decoration with animals bones and horns.
At the time of Chin ceremony, their formal costumes are special blankes and hats decorated with fathers. We are very lucky to see the Chin festival in Mindatt.
This town was a beautiful town when we were there but it is pity there has been battles since 2021.Many people left their home land and take refuge at the refugee camp. If I have a good chance I want to go there again which is wonderful land.
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