Myitkyina and Putao: Upper Part of Myanmar
MYITKYINA (Gems City )
It is the northern most railway terminal, 919 miles from Yangon and 487 miles from Mandalay. Visitors can tour the Myit Sone which is confluence of Maykha and Malikha streams Ayeyarwaddy River, the most useful river in Myanmar has its source from this confluence and flows 1325 miles to the mouth of the river. The water over here is crystal clear. The panoramic view of the scenario at Myit Sone with the unspoiled beauty of nature is beyond the expression of words and will definitely be a fine attraction to tourists. Different tribes of national races live in harmony with their own cultures, customs dialects, dances and lifestyles. For mountaineers, expeditions to Mount Khaka Bo Razi would be an adventure. Myitkyina can be reached by air which takes two and a half hours via Mandalay and the fights are operated irregularly. It can be reached by train from Mandalay and it will take 26 hours.
PUTAO(Queen of Snow-capped Mt.)
Putao is another town in Kachin State and is surrounded by the snowcapped mountains. Mt.Khakaborazi (5889 meters high) is the highest mountain in Myanmar as well as in South East Asia. There are also many different ethnic minority tribes in Kachin State. You can see many varieties of citrus fruits grown up in orchards for the whole year round.