One of the most appealing aspects of travelling in Myanmar is getting to know its local people and businesses. Whether you're visiting the bustling markets of Shan or trying local delicacies in a small village of Kachin and Chin States, you'll get a firsthand look at the rich culture and traditions that influence life in Myanmar. There are many different ethnic groups in Shan State. You will encounter different traditional dress and traditions when you get there.
Northern Myanmar is Chin territory. It's a bit of a wild west, with women often getting tattooed as an act of defiance. Northern Myanmar is also the home to traditional Shan cuisine, which is known for its hearty flavors and unique ingredients.
In fact, the northernmost point of Myanmar is actually home to some pretty impressive snow-capped mountains. So if you're looking to escape the heat, head on up those snow-capped mountains and make your trip unforgettable and memorable by stabbing the success flag. Besides it is the place of Mt. Victoria, which is the tallest mountain in the area and provides some stunning views and Chin people, who are friendly and welcoming.
The weather is also pleasant in Shan State, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Apart from mountainous attractions, it is also part of the trade road between India and China. It is also known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries, which are packed into the Sagaing Hills. These hills are also home to many of Myanmar's most important monks and nuns, who come here to study and meditate.
The best time to visit the northern part of Myanmar would be October to April when is the weather is pleasant and dry. Since these regions are mainly hilly regions, it would be difficult to visit in rainy season which starts from June to October. Because of its heavy rain and some regions' difficult or muddy transportation make your trip delay or somewhat adventure. The best times for challenging and rewarding trekking to the snow-capped mountain is within December to May because in December, it is the lowest temperature of the year and the temperature is under minus degree sometime in some townships. You can see snow-capped mountains and some white snow on the grass or icy water. Because of the hilly region, the hiking or trekking is a must bucket list of your trip. For Sagaing, November and December are the perfect time to visit.
Northern part of Myanmar is accessible by all kinds of transportation except marine or cruise and travel by airline is the most-used one where is flown 3 main international airports of Myanmar – Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw. You can travel by land and air channel like express, private cars, planes or jets. Some use train to travel though it takes a bit longer than travelling with cars or airplane.
Agriculture is one the main income for most of the people in Myanmar, improving agriculture output is one of the key elements to help to lift people out of poverty in this country. Rice is the most important crop that contributes to the GDP. Beans, Pulses and increasingly maize are other main crops that are farmed.