Putao is another town in Kachin State surrounded by snowcapped mountains. It is cool the whole year round and there are many varieties of citrus fruits grown in the orchard. Flowing streams and rivulets, straw-roofed houses and fences of pebbles and creek stones provide a pleasant, pastoral 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. 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. It can be reached from Myitkyina by air about 30 minutes and only Myanmar Airways is available.
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