MyitkyinaNorthern Myanmar. The population of the city is around 150,000 and includes an ethnic mix of Bamar, Kachin and ethnic Indians.
The best time to visit is in late Oct-early Feb.
If you arrive by train, turn left and walk along the main street to get to the city centre. After reaching an intersection with a clock tower, turn right and left to go to New Light Hotel, or left and right for the YMCA.
As of February 2018 foreigners are still barred from river or overland travel to Bhamo To reach Bhamo there is only one flight a week, Myanmar Air leaving at 1 pm Monday's. The flight is only 25 minutes and as of February 2018 the cost was $86 USD with taxes and travel agent fees. Other option is to travel to Katha and travel up river by boat.
Tuk tuk to the airport (10 minutes from town) will be around 3,000-4,000 kyat.
Hsu Taung Pyi Zedi
Sri Saraswati Temple, Sadung water fow
Tsa pyi, Tsa hku
New Light HotelRooms with free drinking water and shared baths. Larger corner rooms with outside balconies and private baths are also available.
YMCAIt seems foreigners are automatically allocated the most expensive rooms and you may have a hard time convincing them to give you one with a shared bath. Although you may pay more and get less, the YMCA are doing good work in educating internally displaced persons: by staying here you're helping support the local community
- Myitson (Mali Zup in Kachin language), the confluence of Mali and Nmai Rivers and the starting point of the Irrawady River, 32 km from Myitkyina
- Indawgyi Lake