Inside Burma Tours

Aye

Located in the shadow of Mount Victoria (Nat Ma Taung), the clifftop village of Aye provides a scenic base for those tackling the 3,053 m summit.

Aye Map

“Aye is a great place to visit if you're a keen hiker planning to tackle the nearby Mount Victoria. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of one of the legendary tattooed women of the Chin ethnic minority!”

James Mundy, PR & Marketing Manager

The village is situated within the Nat Ma Taung National Park, close to the border between Burma and India, which was established in 1994 to protect the region's delicate ecosystem.

Aye is home to one of the minority groups within Chin State where, until recently, facial tattooing was common practice. The custom, which legend tells evolved as a way of dissuading men from neighbouring Rakhine kingdom from making off with Chin maidens, was officially banned in 1960 - but a small number of groups kept the tradition alive until at least as recently as the 1990s. Facial tattooing is a female-only practice, and each tribe has its own style - so that you can tell where a Chin woman comes from by her tattoos. You may still come across elderly tattooed women in the Mount Victoria region today.

Facilities in Aye are very basic, but for those in search of Burma's diverse traditions this is a beautiful and fascinating destination.

Recommended Accommodation in Aye

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Burmese-style inns of Aye.

Weather in Aye

The Climate Guide for Aye is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 18 20 23 25 24 21 21 21 22 22 20 18
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 5 5 9 12 15 15 15 15 15 13 10 7
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 8 9 8 7 6 3 3 3 4 6 7 8
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None None None None None None None None None
Days with some Rainfall 2 2 3 6 14 22 25 25 19 11 5 2
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 9 15 33 87 249 650 679 577 357 211 77 17
UV Index (Maximum) 8 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 7