Myitkyina is the capital of Kachin state, a vast region of mountains, valleys and jungle-covered terrain in northern most Myanmar.
The sleepy town of Myitkyina nestled along a wide behind in the Ayeyawaddy River,which at that point is very yong.
Infact, just 50 kilometers(30 miles) north of town lies Myitsone, the confluence of the Maykha and Malikha rivers that marks the starting point of the Ayeyawaddy River - from there,
it flows south for 2170 kilometers(1348 miles)
all the way to the Adaman Sea .
Myitkyina itself boasts a huge market as well as many pagodas and churches, and it is also the site of annual Manaw Festival held each January
to celebrate the ethnic Kachin New Year.
The colourful , multiday festival features traditional Kachin music and dances, as well as performances by comtemporary Kachin rock bands and pop stars.
Northwest of Myitkyina is the the legendary , valley, home to the world's largest tiger reserve,while to the south lies HPAKANT, source of Myanmar's world famous supplies of high quality Jadeite.
SHWE MYINT ZU Pagoda
The bigest lake in Myanmar.
About 110 miles southwest of Myitkyina
27miles north of Myitkyina
Maykha river and Mlikha river come together to
form the Ayeyarwaddy river
Located in Kachin state ,is the northernmost major town in Myanmar.
from there,it is a mere 50 miles to the foothill of eastern Himalayas, the only place in the country where snow-caped mountains can be seen.
The region offers boundless adventures, from multi-day treks to whitewater rafting trips.
HKAHKABORAZI base camp
Mt Phon Kan Razi
Bhamo is a laidback town nestled on the east bank of Ayeyawaddy River in southern Kachin State .
One of the most facinating aspect of Bhamo is the lively scene along the river,including a busy market where people of Kachin,Shan,Chinese,Lusu
and other ethnicities gather daily to conduct bussiness.
Much of this activity stems from the fact that Bhamo is inportant trading outpost located just 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the Chinese border.
The town has a collection of nothworthy pagodas and churches as well as the colourful Yunnun Chinese temple.
Not far from outside of Bhamo can be found Shwe Kyina Pagoda and some acient city walls that mark the site of Sampanago,capital of the fifth century Shan kingdom of Man Maw.
Bhamo is located not far upstream from the spectacular Second Defile of the Ayeyawaddy River, and anyone travelling between the town Mandalay along the river will have the opportunity to sail through the narrow passage ,
with sheer, jungle- covered cliffs soaring 60 tro 90 meters
(200 to 300 feet) above the water both sides.
An evening market over looks the wide,slow moving water way,and the area is dotted with the pagodas,Chinese temples and Churches.
A few kilometers beyond the outskirts line the remnants of an acient Shan capital.
Shat Pyay Harbour
Shwe Kyina Pagoda
Sapanago( Old Bhamo)
5th century Shan City