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Putao District, Kachin State, area avails itself the uniqueness and naturalness among varied ecosystems of Myanmar .Situated in the north of Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin state, can reach only by air route. The city surrounded with snow peaked mountains and the weather is cold around the year. Flora and Fauna can be seen in the forest around Putao.
There are also many different ethnic minority tribes in Kachin state. There are 11 villages, with 948 natives living in the Hkakaborazi protected area forming a peaceful society of different ethnic groups namely, Rawan, Myanmar-Tibet, Lesu and Taron of which Rawan is the most dominant ethnic group. The Myanmar-Tibet individuals are Buddhists and the rest are majority Christians.
In addition it gives the natural setting of undisturbed pristine forests incomparable to other forest types. One biological expedition team of the Forest Department has recorded 134 bird species including 15 rare species. Other terrestrial species of Monkeys, Boars, Mountain Goats can also seen on this region. Various kinds of Butterflies can be seen in this area on the month of January. The Butterflies including such as an endangered species can be found, among them are Kaiser, Apollo, Bhutan, Glory and Bird wings.
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. The suspension bridges are the typical river crossing in this region. This area is famous for its Nature of originated Flora, especially there are many various kinds of orchids and even the world rarest Black orchids can be found in this area. And for fauna, one of the rarest animal species, Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor), Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens), Black Bears, Black Deer, are all endemic to this region.
The trees such as different colors of Rhododendrons, Maple trees and various kinds of Bamboos are also seen in this area. The month of January and April is the best month to see the butterflies, flowers and orchids in the icy forest.It is the nearest town to the base camp for Climbing Mt. Khakhaborazi (5889 metres), which is the highest mountain in Myanmar and in Southeast Asia. Putao is the starting point for Myanmar's most adventurous trekking adventures
How To Get Putao
You can go there by flight only. Three times a week and via Myitkyina. Myitkyina is a capital city of Kachin State.