The Intriguing Kachin State is the northernmost state of Myanmar. It is bordered by China to the north ( Tibet ) and east (Yunnan), Shan State to the south; and Sagaing Region and India to the west. The magnificent Indawgyi Lake in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State, is the third-largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the biggest natural lake in Myanmar.
The vast mountainous hinterlands are predominantly Kachin, whereas the more densely populated railway corridor and southern valleys are mostly Shan and Barmar.
Perfectly fitting in the faultless and flawless environment, Khakaborazi National Park and Phon Kan Razi Wildlife Sanctuary are situated in the northern Myanmar state of Kachin in an outlying sub-range of the Greater Himalayan mountain system.
In the Indawgyi Lake area, 10 endangered species can be observed. Greylag geese, Oriental darter, and purple swamphen are prominent during the month of January. A tour of the lake by motor canoe allows one to view a large array of wetland species.
Putao in Kachin State is a landscape painted with a mountainous backdrop and home to several rare animals with its preserved natural habitats living harmoniously with several ethnic minorities in the region.
It takes about four hours’ drive to Indawgyi lake from Myitkyina. The visitors can take a boat ride to the pagoda in time of the high water level of the Lake. A walk to the pagoda the time when it is at its lowest water level is very enjoyable.
Myintkyina is situated above sea level of 476 feet and it is a hill station not so high. Myitkyina is close to the existence of Ayeyawady river where Maykha and Malikha rivers flow together and become one.