Northern Myanmar is started with snow-capped regions, is the origin of Ayeyarwaddy river, the livestream river of Myanmar with its two headstreams – May Kha and Malikha. If you're looking for mountains and snow-capped peaks, Northern Myanmar is the place for you. As the northernmost part of the country, it's home to some of the most stunning scenery in all of Myanmar. Soak in the views from your hotel room, go hiking or biking in the hills, or just enjoy being surrounded by green world and adventurous activities. 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, Northern Myanmar is Chin territory. It's a bit of a wild west, with women often getting tattooed as an act of defiance. 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. Northern Myanmar is also the home to traditional Shan cuisine, which is known for its hearty flavors and unique ingredients. 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.

Why you should visit Northern Destinations?

1. Because of main hilly regional of Myanmar, make sure to plan your trip according to the regional weather and your health condition.
2. The weather has some differences contrast with other regions, people from hot-weather countries or near equator nationals have to take care of temperature exchange and health.
3. Different kinds of ethnics can be found and various dialects as well according to multicolored ethnic like Kachin sub tribes, Chin sub tribes and Shan sub tribes.
4. The place where collections of the beauty of tattooed women on their faces with different shades and their interesting stories can be found as well.
5. The main hub of authentic ethnic festivals can be found at their mainland regions

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Best Time to Visit

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.

How to get there

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.

Central Regions

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Southern Regions

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Northern Myanmar Regions

Located at the sea level of 4,712 feet, Taunggyi is one of the hilly regions and home of numerous ethnics. It is the capital city of Shan State and is famous for its annual fire balloon festival which is held every November about 10 days. Possessing many scenic destinations and having cool weather make the city attractive and diverse. It is also surrounded by many spectacular destinations like Kakku, home of thousand ancient pagodas, Inlay, the region which is famous for picturesque Inle lake, its unique culture and living style, Pindaya, the countryside which is famous for its ancient limestone caves and so on. Moreover, because of colorful dwellers, not only its destination and weather but also various traditional dishes and local foods are the trademark of Taunggyi.


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Sagaing Region is a hidden gem in Myanmar that is rich in history and culture. It is home to the Sagaing Kingdom, which was the capital of the Kingdom. The region is also home to numerous Buddhist monasteries and pagodas that are located on hills and parallel to the river. Therefore, Sagaing Region is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the true culture and history of Myanmar.


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Kachin State is a start point (Myit-Son) of the big river Irrawaddy with its two headstreams (N'mai and Mali), the most popular ethnic festival, Manaw festival which is an annual traditional dance celebrated by Kachin people, trekking to the highest mountains cover by snow-capped, Mt Phonyin Razi and Sanctuary wildlife at the largest inland lake in Southeast, Indawgyi Lake.
There is the second highest mountain in Myanmar to visit in Chin State. There are also unique cultures like women tattoo, bamboo dance, knife dances, weaving, Khuang Cuai, etc,. There are also lots of festival like Chin National Day, Chin New Year, etc,.There are other famous places to visit like waterfall, Rih lake, historical forts, virgin sustainable places.. etc,.