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For us Putao, in the far northern reaches of the Kachin sate and close to the border with Tibet, has to be one of the most charming spots in a country overflowing with charm. The sleepy village lanes with their dry stone walls and lovely dark, tar stained wooden houses with children leaning from the upper windows of their raised dwellings waving frenetically and shouting "Hello, bye-bye" in the same breath, cannot but fail too charm even the most frosty of hearts. The valley with its languid rivers, rice paddies and grazing water buffalo stretches away to the rolling hills and the jungle all of which lead ultimately to the craggy Himalayan peaks that lead too northern India and Tibet.
Putao is a place for relaxing, a getaway from the modern world of mobiles and internet, coffee shops and Blackberrys. Spend your days walking through minority villages, mountain biking small jungle paths, enjoy river trips to remote villages or elephant treks in the dense forests. This is for outdoors people who want to breath clean air and enjoy tropical Asia in the shadow of the greatest mountain range on earth.
Unique to Putao is the accommodation. Even in this far flung outpost there is a wonderful lodge. The Malikha Lodge is a truly stunning hotel in the village of Mulashidi on the banks of the Namlang river.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.
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