It is situated in northern side of Myanmar, famous for precious Jade mines and the good and scenic beauty. The region is rich in biodiversity, incorporating many pare and endangered fauna species and glaciers with flora, North of Putao, and there is the snowcapped mountains, different kinds of Kachin races. Among them you can study the amazing “Taron”, a tribe of dwarfs.
Region - Northern
Capital - Myitkyina
Languages - Jinghpaw, Rawang, Lisu, Myanmar
Ethnic - Lisu, Naga, Nu, Tibetan
Industries- Agriculture, Mining (Jade & Gold)
Car, Train, Air, Boat
Trekking at Snowcapped Mountain
Inndaw Gyi Wild Life Sanctuary
Archeological & Culture – Pagodas, Monasteries, “Spirit”, Worship Culture
Trekking Sites – Putao Trekking at Natural Mountain
Ethnic – Many of colorful and interested Native people, round about 12 clans
Myitkyina is the capital of Kachin State. It is the northern most railway terminal 919 miles from Yangon and 487 miles from Mandalay. From Myitkyina, about 25 miles to the north of the town, visitors can tour the confluence ( Myitsone) of Maikha and Malikha, the source of the Ayeyarwaddy River and it is one of the most beautiful and important natural beauty spot. Different tribes of national races live in harmony with their own cultures, customs, dialects, dances and lifestyles. There are regular flights from Yangon and Mandalay.
It is the northern extreme part of Myanmar, 457 m above sea level. The place is quiet, small and surrounded by snow-capped mountains stretching from Tibet in the northwest. Steep fields in the valleys around cultivated. There are gardens of hill rice, maize and millet within patches of colocasia, mixed with cereal crops, cucumbers, gourds and huge marrows. The higher region is populated with pine, hemlock and silver fir mixed with some larch. From 2750 meters to 3660 meters almost pure conifer forests cover the slopes. There is an abundance of hardwoods: oak, maple and birch, walnut, chestnuts as well as rhododendron and others. The people stand for their lives by farming and cultivated paddy in the lower plains of the valley by irrigation. Producing orchids, grape fruits, honey and wax are famous in Putato.
The missive Jade stone was found in Hphakant at Nanthmaw mining block, 900 ft above sea level. The precious jewels, especially the jades are the proud of Kachin and there are many of jade’s mines in the whole area of the state and gold can be grease along the river. The Jade mines can be visited by booking with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism although the town is sometimes closed to foreigners. It can be seen by climbing down a 12 meter shaft with safety ladders.