Cultural in Myitkyina

Lisu New Year

Started in 2011, this big three-day bash unites Lisu folks from all across Kachin State and Xishuangbanna (China) in a very colourful, if comfortably slow-moving fair. The event is entirely untouristy, unless you co…
Cultural in Myitkyina

Manao Festival

Originally a way to propitiate the local nat, this is now a nationally important gathering of the six Kachin tribes for feasting and costumed dances. It's performed in Manao park (north of centre), where the large N…