By Memories Group
Memories Travel


Keinnara Collection are lodging complexes with less rooms combining comfort and luxury in a rustic or rural setting that provides a laid-back atmosphere and personalised service. Eco-lodges tend to be more remote, located in relatively pristine natural environments such as beaches, jungles and mountains


The capital of Karen State, Hpa-An is a small, lively city situated on the Thanlwin River, which thrives mainly from trade with neighboring country Thailand. The attractions revolve around a colorful market, the river port and a Buddhist temple decorated with frescoes warning against sins such as narcotics and lust.

However, one of the main reasons for traveling to Hpa-An (pronounced as Pah- An), is its breathtaking green and lush scenery of the city’s surroundings.

Among the region's most sacred sights, you can climb the 2000 steps until the top of Mount Zwekabin, located in the East of Hpa-An, rising above the surrounding rice fields to a height of 700 meters. Hpa-An region is also known for the Salween River that extends over 2400 kilometers from its source on the Tibetan Plateau. This river is the second – longest river in South-East Asia.

Additionally, caves such as the Kaw Goon also known as “the cave of the Ten Thousand Buddhas” is arguably the most spectacular best-preserved cave in the region.

All in all, this laid back and charming city is the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle from the city and get lost in the countryside and fields and relax by the Thanlwin River or the foot of Mount Zwekabin.

A 19-Key Rustic Eco-Lodge in Karen State

The inspiration for the Keinnara Hpa-An emerged during a dinner in Yangon among a group of Burmese and foreign friends, who have been living and working in Myanmar for many years.

They thought that while the southern states were open for tourism, the region lacked anything in the way of high-quality accommodation. With the goal of attracting visitors away from the established tourist circuit to an exciting new destination, they set about realising their dream.

A 26-Key Garden Chic Boutique Lodge in Kayah State

Relax and revive at Keinnara Loikaw and discover Kayah State, also known as Ngwe Taung Pyay, located to the south of Shan State and the west of Thailand. Loikaw, the capital of Kayah State, is just one hour flight from Yangon. The esteemed and beautiful Keinnara Loikaw is conveniently located less than 10 minutes' driving distance from Loikaw Airport.

Set in manicured garden landscape, the lodge is amongst the most expensive in Kayah state. The rustic accommodation is designed to exude the feel of nature and tradition. Guests will find indigenous artefacts displayed throughout the resort’s public and private spaces that accentuates the lush setting.

There’s a total 24 bungalow type Deluxe Queen and Twin Rooms, with quality fabrics, fittings and furniture, and a rich high-quality teak flooring. There’s also 2 two-bedroom Executive with spacious living room. The suite is 1,250 square feet.