Putao is surrounded by snowcapped peaks, which is a sight in itself. Mt. Hkakabo Razi, Myanmar’s highest peak is visible from Putao. Being a small hill station, Putao is best to explore on foot. Certain parts of Putao are restricted, so it is best to ask around before venturing into unknown areas. Kawn Moo Lon Golden Sambur King Pagoda is located about 10 miles east of Putao, on the east bank of Malikha river.
The town of Putao is surrounded by small hilly villages which you can visit to spend a night or two. Putao is inhabited mostly by Kachin People, one of the leading 8 ethnic groups of Myanmar. Being in Putao, you can understand their lifestyle, their culture and tradition. If you visit around the Kachin Manaw Festival, you will get a once in a lifetime experience enjoying the authentic local festivities.