Most travelers visit Myanmar to see Bagan, then temple
complex. But in the far north of country,
it has the appeal of being an exotic land of Jade mines and is the destination
for natural scenery find the Hkakabo Razi National Park is the highest summit
of SE Asia, the country’s first-ever eco-tourism site, Indawgyi wildlife
sanctuary is in Mohnyin township of Kachin State and blessed with bird
watching, explorations into the mountains and experienced the uniqueness of
The name of
Myitkyina means “near the big river”.
As the capital of Kachin State, a visit
to the town indeed offers many chances to enjoy views of the Ayeyarwaddy river
and experience of Kachin’s culture.
PLACES OF INTEREST
is located in northeast of downtown and its in the most iconic Myitkyina site, with the giant manau
Taste of the city
Kachin experience! A classic unique dish of Kachin’s Chicken, using fresh,
local ingredients, is spicy and cooked with a uniquely Kachin’s blend of herbs.
A refreshing with Sa pi, a think, purple rice wine and a
jogging, bicycling, walking along the riverside.
and Maikha rivers come together to form the Ayeyawady at the confluence, called
Myitsone, about 43 kilometres (27 kilometres) north of Myitkyina.
a small town locates in Hpakant Township, Kachin State, northern part of Myanmar. The place is well-known for
imperial jade mining. The jade mines at Hpakant can be visited by booking with
the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism although the town is sometimes closed to
the only country in the world producing high-quality Imperial Jade in large
quantities, from mines at Hpakant in western Kachin State. The world’s largest
known piece of Imperial Jade was found on January 1, 2001. It is 21 metres (70
feet) long, 11 metres (36 feet) high and 4.5 metres (15ft) thick. It can be
seen by climbing down a 12 metre (40 foot) shaft with safety ladders.
Shwe Myitzu Pagoda of Indawgyi Lake
to legend, Indawgyi Lake was once a dry valley of a kingdom whose human
inhabitants were wild and cruel so water-dwelling dragons flooded the valley to
punish the humans, who drowned and became fish. The Shwe Myitzu Pagoda was
built on the lake in the mid-18th century is one of the most famous pagodas of
Kachin State and a festival is celebrated there every March.
town of Bhamo is set amid rolling hills where colourfully dressed members of
the Lisu, Rawan, Kachin, Shan and Palaung national races come to shop. It is
possible to take a double-decker river boat from Bhamo to Mandalay, passing
through the scenic second defile on the Ayeyarwady.
pleasant little town is the northernmost in Myanmar. Beyond are ice-capped
mountain ranges and rushing, white water rivers. This is a stop-off for
mountaineers who want to attempt the peaks of the far north. Will find Hkakabo
Razi National Park here and Pongun Razi Wildlife Sanctuary where you can
indulge in adventure expeditions, white water rafting and trekking with the
fantastic panorama of the snow-capped mountain ranges, as well as encounter the
Kachin, Shan, Rawang and Lisu hill tribes.
Mt Hkakaborazi, Southeast Asia’s highest peak at 5,881 metres (19,296 feet),
lies at the eastern end of the Himalayas and is a challenging climb for
Hkakabo Razi National Park.
It is an
important watershed area for Myanmar’s lifeline Ayeyarwady river. Wildlife includes rare species of
takin, musk deer, blue sheep, Black barking deer plus numerous mammal species, insects,
birds and butterflies. The last remaining Tarong
tribe live there.
Phongun Razi Wildlife Sanctuary
District, Northern Myanmar, 95 km NW of Putao near the Indian border. At 3485 metres high it is covered with
snow all year round.