Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Kachin State, Bhamo is a peaceful town, Bhamo is a perfect stop for travelers on their journey between Mndalay, Katha and Myitkyina. The place is the starting point for those who cruise via the Irrawaddy upper’s reaches to Mandalay.

Burmese local market in Bhamo

Burmese local market in Bhamo

Explore Bhamo, you will be overwhelmed with a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. However, you can still experience its hustle and bustle as it is home to vibrant daily market. Also, Bhamo has become the hub fir commerce and trade with Chna’s Yunnan province. Visitors to Bhamo can have an opportunity to take in stunning view of natural scenery as well as discover interesting spots including the Thai-influenced Theindawgyi Pagoda. While in Bhamo, do not miss the chance to visit the ruins of Sampanago which used to be the Shan Kingdom of Manmaw’s capital.
– Getting to Bhamo: Bhamo can be reached by air. From Yangon, you can catch the airline named Asian Wings which departs at 11:00 am. If you are in Mandalay, Myanmar National Airlines offers flights to Bhamo. And if you are in Myithyina, you also catch flights operated by Myanmar National Airlines to get Bhamo.

A Pagoda in Bhamo - view from Irrawaddy River

A Pagoda in Bhamo – view from Irrawaddy River

– Accommodation in Bhamo: Accommodations in Bhamo still exists in limited number. There are two most famous hotels in Bhamo that you can contact prior to your journey to book in advance. Friendship Hotel located in 28, Bawde St., Mingone Qr, phone number are +95 74 50095, 50096, 50654, 50655. Grand Hotel situated in Post Office Rd, Mingone Qr, phone number are +95 74 50317, 50318, 53769.

Bhamo, Kachin State, Myanmar

Bhamo, Kachin State, Myanmar