Northern Myanmar is a region of Myanmar. Kachin State has been de facto independent from central government's control since 1962, when the Kachin Independence Organization unilaterally seceded from the Union of Myanmar.
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In Northern Myanmar
Monywa is a city in Sagaing Division, Northern Myanmar. Non air-con bus is available from Mandalay.
Myitkyina is the capital of Kachin State in Northern Myanmar. The population of the town is around 150,000 and includes a ethnic mix of Bamar, Kachin, and Indian people.
Laiza is a city in Northern Myanmar, on the border with China. A village prior to 1994, it became one of the most important cities in Kachin State after the Kachin Independence Organisation made a ceasefire agreement with the State Peace and Development Council.
Bhamo is a city in Kachin State, Northern Myanmar. There are a few flights to Bhamo from Mandalay and/or Yangon, as well as Myitkyina.
Putao is the northernmost city of Kachin State in Northern Myanmar. The Rewang people predominate.
Laja Yang is a village in Northern Myanmar. Laja Yang is an important village on the way to the Kachin state capital, Myitkyina via Bhamo Hwy, about 20 km from Laiza.