Bhamo is a city in Kachin State, Northern Myanmar.

Get in

There are a few flights to Bhamo from Mandalay and/or Yangon, as well as Myitkyina.

Several vans connect Myitkyina to Bhamo. For more comfort there is a bus departing Myitkyina at 08:00. It takes around 6-7 hr. The ticket is 12,000 kyat. (The travel by bus from Myitkyina to Bhamo is not allowed for foreigners at the moment (Nov. 2013))

Boats to and from Mandalay take between 1 and 3 days, depending on the boat and the season (faster during the wet season when water levels are high). A ticket for a shared cabin (two beds) is USD60. You can choose to sleep on the deck, which is much cheaper (USD12). You may need a sleeping bag as it gets cold and humid during the night. There are fast boats from Katha that takes foreigners. The price is 6,000 kyat for locals. Attention: They try to sell the tickets much higher to foreigners (Dec 2013). The fast boat takes around 8 hours. It leaves in front of the Ayawady Guesthouse at 09:00.

Get around

Bhamo is small enough to walk around. To get to the ferry terminal you'll probably have to take a taxi (around 2,000 kyat per person).



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