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(MUSE-KYAING TONG-TACHILEIK-MYAWADDY)

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MUSE

museMuse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the main border gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Shan State can be divided into Northern Shan State, Southern Shan State and Eastern Shan State. Lashio is the capital of Northern Shan State and Muse is 112 miles (179 km) north of Lashio, border town adjacent to China. Muse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the main border gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Located 190 km from Lashio, it is a bustling trading center, Muse , Namkham and Kyukoke are the border towns.
The People's Republic of China borders Myamar from the northern tip to the eastern tip. Border entries are Lwe-ge, Muse, Namkhan, Kyu Koke, Kun-lone and Mongla.Lashio was famous in World War II as the starting point of the Burma Road. Capital of the northern Shan State, major settlement is Shan and Chinese being bordering with Yunan province of China.The famous Burma Road built by the British before the War, interests with Ledo Road leading into the Yunnan province.

The highlight about this trip is to enjoy the most spectaculars scenic views of the Shan plateau traveling one way by winding road with elbow crossing hilly drive and the other way by train with twisting and turning hilly trek. Crossing over historic Gokehtaik bridge, it’s  a fascinating journey to Lashio. Lashio , town, Shan state, East Central Myanmar. It is a trade center and the terminus of the railroad line also by car from Mandalay.

KYAINGTONG

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kyaingtong_03Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided around Kyaing Tong. The tribes known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha, and we can only differentiate the tribes by colourful dresses which is different to one another.
Observation  of  tribal dances and  way of living on these mountainous regions around Kyaing Tong. Situated in the eastern Shan State and 452 km from Taunggyi and 176km from Tachileik.

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TACHILEIK

tarcchileikTachileik is located near  Thai border in the eastern Shan State,  as a gateway  of the Golden Triangle. The Friendship Bridge across Thai(Maesai) and Myanmar(Tachileik).  The area is currently being developed for tourism and cross-border trade with Laos, Thailand and China. Tachileik sits on the banks of the Mekong River across from Mai Sai in Thailand.




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Myawaddy is a border town between Myanmar and Thailand. It is connected to Mae Sot on the other side of the border. The border immigration between the two countries arranges the day-pass near the border. The Myawaddy market is full of all kinds of clothes, household goods, and vegetables were for sale. There is also the main pagoda in Myawaddy.


Putao

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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. 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.

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. People of the Rawan, Lisu, Khamti-Shan, Jingphaw and Kachin are represented in the 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, (Budorcas Taxicolor), Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens), Black Bears, Black Deer, are all endemic to this region.
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 ngs.

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.

Loikaw

golf_2Loikaw, the capital of Kayah state, just one hour's flight from Yangon, but it may take much longer by road. As everyone may know well by now, Myanmar abounds with pagodas, temples, stupas, caves, verily sacred landmarks of Buddhism the predominant faith of the majority of the populace. In as much as these revered landmarks are places of worship, they also provide interesting insights into Myanmar's long history, its culture, art and architecture, literature and contemporary scenes of its long past. The famous religious landmark of Loikaw is the Thiri-Mingalar Taung-kwe Pagoda Hill, scenically built on a hillock overlooking the vast expanse of the environs. You can watch desolately at the pilgrims and enjoy the marvelous landscape form the top.

There is a legend about this pond. It says " Once upon a time in a dense forest a big white rabbit and a big crocodile lived together as friends. One day the rabbit told the crocodile that a severe drought would befall the following summer which would cause extreme hardship. The rabbit then persuaded the crocodile to leave the forest to more salubrious pastures where water was plentiful. Believing in the rabbit they both travelled till they reached atop a hillock when the rabbit ran away, leaving the poor crocodile to his dire fate. Luckily a white buffalo passed by and saw the predicament of the distraught crocodile, who requested the former to take him to where water was available.

The buffalo replied that water was very far away. Then the crocodile suggested that the buffalo dig the earth with his strong hoofs, urinate on the earth to soften it and repeat the process again and again until the pit was deep enough for the crocodile to wallow inside. The buffalo obliged, and the crocodile wallowed until as luck would have it water spurted from the subterranean lake, bringing relief to the amphibian. The thankful crocodile offered to help the buffalo so that he may not suffer for want of water. Thus we now see that buffaloes never feel the scarcity of water as the crocodiles kept the promise made once upon a time. "

Moegok

moegokOne of the cool places in Myanmar also. Mogok has been famous for its precious rubies & gems since the days of ancient Myanmar monarchs. Mogok is renowned for producing the world's best grade of rubies and the highly valued star sapphires. It is good chance to see the procedure in mine. Mogok is in the Mandalay Division. Between Mandalay & Mogok, Driving hour is about 7&half hours for one way. Road is winding up to Mogok. Before entrance the Town, introduce with mine to the visitors. Really amazing excursion to mine. Different procedure from natural resources soil to Ruby, sapphire and other precious stones. Some of the mines are really huge mines.

Mines are joint venture with local & government. Gem market on the streets is fantastic. Only women gem market, both men & women gem market are marvellous. Devotees from Mogok donated golden throne & silver throne are Religious significant for Mogok. It is decorated by very precious stone. On the way back, can visit to Monastic education in Monastery. And excursion to gold mine by car. Explaination of the people from gold mine will see very beginning step to final step. And Head to Mandalay.

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Hpa Kant

hpakantHpa Kant is located in 148 km west of Myitkyina. It is famous for its jade mines which produce the world's best quality jadeite. Hpa Kant is now accessible by road, 77 km from Mogaung which is at the Mandalay-Myitkyina railway line.


 
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