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Situated in the north of
Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin state, can reach only by air
route. The city surrounded with snow peaked mountains and the weather is
cold around the year. Flora and Fauna can be seen in the forest around
Putao. There are also many different ethnic minority tribes in Kachin
This area is famous for its Nature of originated Flora, especially there
are many various kinds of orchids and even the world rarest Black
orchids can be found in this area. And for fauna, one of the rarest
animal species, Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor), Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens),
Black Bears, Black Deer, are all endemic to this region.
Other terrestrial species of Monkeys, Boars, Mountain Goats can also
seen on this region. Various kinds of Butterflies can be seen in this
area on the month of January. The Butterflies including such as an
endangered species can be found, among them are Kaiser, Apollo, Bhutan,
Glory and Birdwings.
The trees such as different colors of Rhododendrons, Maple trees and
various kinds of Bamboos are also seen in this area. The month of
January and April is the best month to see the butterflies, flowers and
orchids in the icy forest.