Myitkyina Produce market
Markets in Asia are always the best places to get a glimpse of the life of the local people. Base on the level of size and vibration that we could know about the local economy and standard of living. Myitkyna market is one of the best attraction in Myitkyina situated on the tranquil riverside that you could reach by a boat trip. Traveling to Mytkyna market, you will set foot on a lively market that is relatively large. Myitkyina market is where people sell a variety of products and goods. From vegetable to seafood, from daily equipment to meat, and many more. Additionally, the market in Myitkyna is where you will catch the image of Burmese women putting on Thanakha make-up, a traditional make-up powder of Burmese people dating back to a thousand years ago.
Kachin State Cultural Museum
For those visitors who are interested in discovering the culture of Myanmar, Kachin State Cultural Museum is one of the best Myitkyina’s attractions. It is a great destination to visit in Myitkyina that would give an exciting display of Kachin State. There are an array of national races, traditional dresses, looms, silverware, jewelry, musical instrument and more. Besides, the museum in Myitkina is also where tourists can find an array of Buddha images from Pyu-era cities in central Myanmar.
Hsu Taung Pye Zedidaw Pagoda
The gilded pagoda is the most beautiful religious site and famous attraction in Myitkyna sitting on the bank of Irrawaddy River. This is one of the most popular places in Myitkyna that local people come for worship. Hsu Taung Pye Zedidaw Pagoda is home to a golden stupa, a standing Buddha image, and a reclining Buddha image.
About 25 km toward the north of Myitkyina, Myit-Sone located at the point where Mayhkha and Malikha Rivers comes together to meet Irrawaddy. It is a local delightful spot in the list of Myitkyina attractions where tourists can behold the natural beauty and enjoy the nice breeze from the riverside at the confluence. That’s where often visited by the Burmese and Chinese from Yunan. The oldest religious site of Myit Sone: Catholic shrine of Mother Mary can be found eastward of the river. in addition, the is a pagoda that has been erected recently offers more places for visitors to discover.
Together with sightseeing, tourists traveling to Myit Sone from Myitkyina will have a chance to savor the local food of Kachin one the side of the river. Kachine cuisine is a great combination of local with Myanmar, China, and Arunachal Pradesh. It characterized by rice – the main ingredient in the meal of almost countries in Asia. Upon here, let’s try the famous Shat Jam, Kachin traditional mixed rice made from boiled rice, mushroom, beans, and also chicken, pork or beef. Additionally, there are many mouth-watering curries and spicy food that will definitely satisfy your empty stomach!
Kachin Manao Park
Visit the area in which the annual Kachin Manau Festival is held. The park is a major site of historical significance, especially for ethnic Kachin people who comprise approximately 40 per cent of Kachin State's population. Since 2006, the annual festival on January 10 has been a subject of controversy and a number of Christian groups have boycotted the celebration in recent years since fighting resumed between the KIA and Tatmadaw.
Alam Udang Bum
Known in English as the "Holy Cross Mountain", this two-hour Christian Catholic pilgrimage is available to the public for free and is situated roughly 24 kilometres North of Myitkyina, in the Kachin village of Alam. Visitors to the shrine can walk up the side of the mountain to witness a vantage point where the entire city of Myitkyina can be seen, and beyond. At the peak of the hilltop shrine is a 30 foot cross and pilgrims/visitors have the option to choose shortcuts to get their destination. The grounds are maintained by the Catholic Diocese of Myitkyina.