Welcome to Bhamo
For many travellers, Bhamo (ဗန္းေမာ္; ‘ba-more’; Banmaw) used to be a staging post on the river journey to Myitkyina or Mandalay. However, with river travel north to Myitkyina not currently permitted, it's rather fallen off the map in recent years. If you do make it here, you'll discover one of Myanmar's more relaxed and attractive towns. The central riverfront is especially lively on Friday, when villagers flood in for the market. It's lined with several old stained-teak houses and is overhung with magnificent mature ‘rain trees’, so named because their lovely pink flowers bloom in the monsoon season.