Kayin State, Myanmar: The state of peace
In Myanmar's Kayin State, tourists walk on a fragile peace process
Coming down the steps of the Ya The Byan cave, I see a tuk-tuk full of backpackers roll up to the entrance. They get down, their white skin lashed red from the strong sun, blond hair matted with a mixture of sweat and road dust, and start taking pictures of the forested ridges jutting deep into the cloudless sky. I nudge Si Thu with my elbow and say, Hpa-An is becoming popular.