Bhamo Tourist Places to Visit in Bhamo, Myanmar, Asia

Bhamo Tourist Places to Visit in Bhamo, Myanmar, Asia

Bhamo is located in the northern part of Myanmar and in Kachin State. The district is very close to the border between the Myanmar country and neighboring country China. Bhamo is at a distance of 713 km from the countries capital city Naypyidaw. Trade link between Myanmar and China exists and is officially recognized through this district only. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 16046’27” N and 94043’54” E.


Climate in Bhamo:

During summer season the average temperature is 340C and in winter temperature drops to 70C with humid subtropical climate.


History of Bhamo:

Since ancient times there existed a trade route between the Chinese rulers and Myanmar. Trade between these two countries continued till the 19th century and coins made from copper metal kept flowing into the Myanmar country through trade. Later on the Dutch traders began to trade with the locals of Myanmar. The Dutch recognized the importance of the copper coins and began to setup various regulations within the region which profited them. During which the trade flourished between the countries, Myanmar, China and India. When the place was under the rule of the Shan Kingdom who hailed from Manmaw, Bhamo was then known as Sampanago. There are proofs of these facts such as old ruins found in the region dating back to the 5th century.

Tourist Places in Bhamo:  

Banmaw Airport

This airport was operational from the year 1942 by the Japanese and was used as an Air Force base by them until the end of the Second World War. Later reconstruction work began and the airport was used for catering domestic flights.



This is a town in northeastern Burma located close to the borders of one of the neighboring country China and small market is setup in the village is visited by people from across the border.



This is a village in the town of Bhamo with amazing tourist spots bounded by natural charm and greenery best site to spend the leisure time with family and friends.



This is another village in the town of Bhamo with lot of attractive places of interests like historical monuments with natural surroundings.


Other Places to visit in Bhamo:

  • Hkakaborazi
  • Indawgyi Lake
  • Shwe Myintzu Pagoda
  • The source of Ayeyarwaddy River
  • Puta-O


Means of Commutation to Bhamo:

Bhamo is well connected via airways situated at the distance of 2 kms from middle of the city and serves with domestic flights to cities like Yangon and Mandalay.

Bhamo is well connected via road to places within the country and there are daily Buses commuting passengers from Bhamo to places such as Shwegu, Namkhkam and Myo Thit frequently. Intercity transportation is facilitated by Buses, Cycle Rickshaws, Horse carriage and Taxis.

There are also small distance Ferry services available to visit the neighboring cities and towns via boat.


Accommodation Options at Bhamo:

Bhamo is located on the banks of river with very few hotels to accessible for the tourists visiting the place and Bhamo is bounded by monuments, temples and parks. Tourists can select a hotel of their choice based on their budget, needs and requirements and some of the major hotels are situated nearly 50 to 200 kms away from the town but tourists can avail the shared hotel facilities in the town. List of some of the hotels located in and around Bhamo is as follows:

  • Friendship Hotel
  • Sumpra Hotel, Myitkyina
  • The Hotel at Tharabar Gate
  • Aureum Palace Hotel – Resort
  • Amazing Bagan Resort
  • Thande Hotel Bagan
  • Kumudara Hotel
  • Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
  • Aye Yar River View Hotel
  • Thazin Garden Hotel

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