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Northern Myanmar

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Northern Myanmar is a region of Myanmar.

Cities[edit]

Map of Northern Myanmar

  • 1 Myitkyina – The capital of the Kachin State.
  • 2 Sagaing Sagaing on Wikipedia – The capital of the Sagaing Region.
  • 3 Bhamo
  • 4 Indawgyi – A lake and nature reserve.
  • 5 Kalay Kalay on Wikipedia – Township near Tamu (for India).
  • 6 Katha
  • 7 Laiza – Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) headquarters, bordering China
  • 8 Laja Yang
  • 9 Mai Ja Yang – A rebel-run casino-laden border boom town. Although it seems that the casino has been converted to a university now.
  • 10 Monywa – A town famous for its two huge statues of Buddha and a golden pagoda.
  • 11 Putao
  • 12 Tamu – The border town and gateway to India's Manipur state.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Indawgyi Lake. Seasonal lake and weekend area known for bird watching. Indawgyi Lake (Q3056649) on Wikidata Indawgyi Lake on Wikipedia

Understand[edit]

Kachin State has been de facto independent from central government's control since 1962, when the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) unilaterally seceded from the Union of Myanmar. A peace deal struck in 1994 after a government army offensive made the arrangement more or less permanent, with the KIO-controlled area formalized as Kachin State Special Region #1, although KIO itself promptly split up into squabbling factions and the internal situation remains precarious at best.

Talk[edit]

In Special Region #1, Mandarin will get you a lot further than Burmese (or English).

Get in[edit]

Getting in depends on where you're going. For access to government-controlled areas like the capital Myitkyina, there are direct flights from Yangon, although the adventurous may also opt to travel by train from Mandalay (24-30 hours). For the rebel-controlled north, you'll either have to battle your way through massive bureaucracy to secure permits, or take the easier way out and enter via China.

Get around[edit]

Myitsone (Mali Zup), a confluence of the Mali and Nmai Rivers, a naturally splendid hangout.

See[edit]

Bawbawgyi Pagoda at Sri Ksetra
  • 1 Pyu Ancient Cities (Pyu city-states). A world heritage site made up of several ruins around Northern Myanmar, some of them older than 2,000 years. Pyu city-states (Q1627675) on Wikidata Pyu city-states on Wikipedia

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