Myitkyina is the largest town in Kachin State. From Myitkyina, visitors can tour the confluence (Myitsone) of Maikha and Malikha, the source of Ayeyarwaddy River. There are regular flights from Yangon and Mandalay to Myitkyina.
Puta-O is another town in Kachin State surrounded by snow-peaked 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.