NORTHERN PART OF MYANMAR
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CHIN HILLS AND MT. VICTORIA
The Chin lives in the Northwest border areas or further south in the Rakhine State. Mt.Victoria of 3400 meter high is the perfect place for nature lovers. Soft trekking , butterfly and birds watching are available. Some of the women there tattoo their faces completely in tasteful designs. But the old traditional of this tattooing face still can be seen in some villages. Their hand woven cotton and silk in traditional designs and colors are collectors items. It is 174 km from Bagan by jeep and roads are still very bad, so this excursion is not recommended for rainy season ( May to October ). As for accommodations, only very simple guesthouses are available, so this excursion is suitable only for the adventurous clients
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 it’s 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 mountaineering enthusiasts, expeditions to Mount Khaka Bo Razi would be an adventure. Myitkyina can be reached by air and which take two and half hours via Mandalay and the flights are operated irregular. It can be reached by train from Mandalay and it will take 26 hours.
Putao is another town in Kachin state surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Mt. Khakhaborazi (5889 metres), which is the highest mountain in Myanmar and in Southeast Asia.It is the starting point for Myanmar’s most adventurous trekking adventures.There are also many different ethnic minority tribes in Kachin state.The whole year round and there are many varieties of citrus fruits, grown in the orchards.
Flowing streams and rivulets, straw roofed houses and fences of pebbles and creek stones provide a pleasant, pastoral contrast to the scenes and sights of modern cities