Khut Sar means Market place in Shan- Tayoke language. Kan Tha ~ ကမ္းသာ was given by King Alaung Sithu from Bagan during his tour, nowadays called Kathar. About 300 tourists visit in a month during the peak season in Myanmar. Well known as George Orwell’s town among the tourists as the book ‘Burmese Days’ setting and its characters from the book are from Kathr (formerly spelled Katha).
Kathar is located in the north where Kachin Mountain Ranges start and west bank of Ayeyarwady River. The town is quiet and peaceful and we still can see the old colonial buildings over 100 years ago. The atmosphere of the past and its heritage is still alive in this town. Train station and the boat jetty were built closely in the past and the town was bustling. World famous author George Orwell lived in this town.
Things to do in Katha: Walking tour in the town and Ayeyarwady River front, the boat jetty, to the train station, tracing George Orwell’s footsteps of old colonial era buildings mentioned in his book such as St. Paul Church, Anglican, Kathar Jail built since 1886, Forest Department Officer’s house built in 1889, George Orwell’s House, British Club, Tennis Court and another old house where Orwell spent his time to write the book. For foodies, try Kathar’s famous Khin San Htwe’s Noodles in front of Min Thiha cinema. (If time permits, suggest to go Nat Pauk Elephant camp.)
Price per person in USD:
1 Pax: 290
2 Pax: 165
3-4 Pax: 130
5-7 Pax: 99
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