Myitkyina ( “ Myitkyi “ means “ Big River “ & “ na “ means “ near” , Myitkyina is the city nearby Big River ) is the capital city of Kachin State in the Northern Part of Myanmar. It is the northern most railway terminal, 919 miles from Yangon and 487 miles from Mandalay. Visitors can tour the Myit Sone , the confluence of Maikha and Malikha Streams. Ayeyarwady, the most useful river in Myanmar has its source from this confluence and flows 1325 miles ( 2170 Km ) throughout the country. The water over here is crystal clear. Myitkyina is home to Kachin ethnic people such as Kachin , Jinghpaw , Lisu , Lashi , Burmar , Indian & Chinese with population of 306,949 in 2014. The panoramic view of Myit Sone with the unspoiled beauty of nature is beyond the expression of words and will definitely be a fine attraction to tourists. Myitkyina can be reached by road , rail , river and air. Different tribes of national races live in harmony with their own cultures , customs , dialects , dances and lifestyles. The overland trade route to India and China and World War II supply line to China along the Ledo Road pass through Myitkyina. For mountaineering enthusiasts , expeditions to Mount Khaka Bo Razi and Mount Gam Lan Razi would be an adventure. Kachin Manaw Festival celebrates at Myitkyina at every January.