Myitkyina & Putao

Myitkyina & Putao

kyaingtong 07Myitkyina is the capital of Kachin State. It’s the northern most railway terminal, 919 miles from Yangon and 487 miles from Mandalay. From Kyitkyina, 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’s 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 to Myitkyina.

Putao 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 northeast. 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 Putao.

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