Chin Hills & Mount Victoria
The Chin live in western Myanmar, along the border with India. The most accessable attraction for foreign tourists here is Mt Victoria, also known as Natmataung, which at a height of more than 3000 metres is the perfect place for nature lovers. Soft trekking, butterfly and bird watching tours are available. Another incredible sight are the elderly Chin women with tattooed faces. The practice, which is entirely voluntary, is slowly disappearing, with few younger women willing to undergo the ritual scarring. Handwoven cotton and silk items in traditional Chin designs and colors are also collector’s items. Trips to Chin State are not recommended during the rainy season, from May to October, because of the poor condition of the roads. Accommodation consists of very simple guesthouses so this excursion is suitable only for adventurous clients.