is a city surrounded by snow-capped mountains where the weather is cold all year around. Interesting flora and fauna can be seen in the forest nearby. There are also many different ethnic minority tribes in Kachin state. It is the nearest town to the base camp for climbing Mt. Khakhaborazi culminating at 5889 m (19,321 ft) is the highest mountain in Myanmar and in Southeast Asia. Putao is the starting point for Myanmar's most adventurous trekking expeditions to Mount Khaka Bo Razi and Mount Gam Lan Razi - it is an adventure to remember.
In this area the flowing streams and rivulets, straw-roofed houses and fences of pebbles and creek stones provide a pleasant, pastoral contrast to the scenes and sights of modern cities. The suspension bridges are the typical river crossing system in the region. There are many kinds of orchids and even the world’s rarest Black Orchids can be found in the area. For fauna, some of the rarest animal species such as the Takin and the Red Panda among Black Bears, Black Deer, are simply endemic to the protected region. Other terrestrial species include monkeys, boars, and mountain goats. The months of January through to April are the best months to see the butterflies, flowers and orchids in the icy forest.