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Flights to Banmaw

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Banmaw, also spelt Bhamo, is a city in Kachin State, located in northern Myanmar. The city is situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, which is the lifeblood of Myanmar. Banmaw itself is a quiet town with a mix of Chinese and Shan ethnicities, with Kachin people living in the surrounding hills. The town was once an important trading post on the ancient Silk Road. Today, visitors can enjoy boat trips on the river and explore the ruins of the former Shan kingdom of Wanmaw, located just north of the city. You can also see the Shwe Kyina Pagoda, a riverside pagoda that was once part of the heart of the old city.

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Airports near Banmaw

You have choices when it comes to reaching Banmaw. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Banmaw.

Mandalay International Airport

Located approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Banmaw, Mandalay International Airport is the closest major airport. It offers both domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers.


Yangon International Airport

Situated around 600 kilometres south of Banmaw, Yangon International Airport is another major airport in Myanmar. It serves as a hub for international flights and offers connections to various destinations within the country.


Chiang Mai International Airport

If you prefer to fly to a neighboring country and then travel to Banmaw, Chiang Mai International Airport in Thailand is a viable option. It is approximately 400 kilometres west of Banmaw and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Kunming Changshui International Airport

For travellers coming from China, Kunming Changshui International Airport is a major hub that offers numerous domestic and international flights. It is located around 600 kilometres northeast of Banmaw and can be reached by a connecting flight.

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Things to do in Banmaw

With a wide variety of attractions in Banmaw, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

Shwe Kyina Pagoda

The Shwe Kyina Pagoda in Banmaw is a must-visit attraction. Its grandeur and spiritual significance captivate visitors with its rich history and cultural importance. This stunning golden pagoda showcases the architectural prowess of the Burmese people, with intricate designs and a serene ambience. Perfect for spiritual enlightenment and aesthetic appreciation.

Bhamo Market

Experience the vibrant local life at Bhamo Market, where you can find a wide array of goods ranging from fresh produce to handmade crafts. This bustling marketplace is a sensory feast, with the sights, sounds, and smells of local commerce creating an atmosphere that's both exciting and authentic. It's a perfect place to pick up unique souvenirs and sample local delicacies.

Ayeyarwady River

The Ayeyarwady River, also known as the Irrawaddy, is a significant lifeline for the people of Banmaw. This majestic river offers breathtaking views and a chance to witness the daily life of the locals who depend on it. A boat ride down the river provides a unique perspective of the town and its surrounding landscapes, making it a must-do activity for any visitor.

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