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  • Muse

Muse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the mainborder gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Located 190km from Lashio, it is a bustling trading centre. Muse Motel has modern facilities. Namkham and Kyukoke are nearby border towns.

  • Tachileik

Tachileik, located in the Golden Triangle Area, is the border gateway opposite Mae Sai in Thailand. It is accessible by air about 2 hours from Yangon. The Golden Triangle Paradise Resort is located on the banks of the Mekong River facing Laos and Thailand.

  • Kyaing Tong

Kyaing Tong is the capital city of the Golden Triangle Region. It is only 170 km away from Tachileik and it takes 3 hours by 4WD or Sedans. There are many sites to see besides the ethnic tribes in colourful dresses. There are regular flights from Yangon to Kyaing Tong. Kyaing Tong Hotels (old and new) offer modern facilities at reasonable prices. Visitors with Border Passes are allowed to cross into this border town.

  • Myitkyina

Myitkyina is the largest town in Kachin State. From Myitkyina, visitors can tour the confluence (Myitsone) of MaiKha and Malikha, the source of the Ayeyarwaddy River. There are regular flights from Yangon and Mandalay to Myitkyina.

  • Puta-O

Puta-O is another town in Kachin State surrounded by snowpeaked mountains. It is cool the whole year round and there are many varieties of citrus fruits grown in the orchards. 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.

  • Kawthaung

Formerly called Victoria Point, Kawthaung is the southernmost town of Myanmar. From Ranong, a border town in Thailand, visitors can take 20 minute boat trips to Kawthaung for sightseeing and shopping. Andaman Club on the Thahtaykyun island is located west of Kawthaung. There are regular flights from Yangon to Kawthaung and Five Star Shipping Line operates Cruise vessel 'M.V. Thanlwin' to Kawthaung.

  • Eco-Tourism Sites

Some of the most well known eco tourism sites are Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park, Popa Mountain Park, Hlawga Wildlife Park, Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Inlay Birds' Sanctuary, Moyingyi Wetlands and Sein Ye Forest Camp.

  • Flora and Fauna
Due to diverse topography, the flora ranges from sub alpine forests in the north through thorn forests in the central region to tropical rain forests in the south and mangroves in the delta area. It has recorded a variety of 300 mammal species, 300 reptiles, 1000 bird species, butterflies, insects, plants and trees.
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